Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district will likely have a hybrid school bus in the fall, thanks to a grant from D-T-E Energy Ventures. The grant is expected to be approved by the school board tonight. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Tonight, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Pall Life Sciences' dioxane cleanup plan, even as an underground dioxane plume continues to spread around Scio Township and the west side of Ann Arbor. Hear more on the long-running cleanup controversy in this week's Issues of the Enviroment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – 54th district State Representative Alma Wheeler-Smith is running for Governor, and says one way to generate more revenue for the state is to change from a flat income tax to a progressive tax. Hear more in this interview with WEMU's David Fair.
Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan house is working on legislation to ban smoking in workplaces, but there's a long way to go before legislation reaches the Governor's desk. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor officials are looking into adding a special use permit to some commercial property zoning to allow outdoor sales that have apparently been occurring illegally for years. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – With funding to the arts declining, arts supporters in Ann Arbor say the community's public arts effort is even more important. The Ann Arbor Public Arts Commission held an open house on Thursday. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Scio Township, MI – Some government officials and citizens groups are concerned that a proposal to change the Pall Life Sciences 1-4 Dioxane cleanup plan threatens the source of 80 percent of Ann Arbor's drinking water. The Coalition for Action on Mediation of Dioxane held it's annual update meeting Wednesday night. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan's restrictions on travel to Mexico have been lifted. The travel rules were eased when it became clear the outbreak of swine flu wasn't any more dangerous than a normal flu outbreak. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.