Ypsilanti, MI – The U-S Secretary of Labor visited Eastern Michigan University Tuesday as part of her southeast Michigan tour. The stop at EMU was intended to focus on worker retraining, but shifted largely to concerns over the closing of the Willow Run Powertrain plant. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has voted to give the Depot Town Community Development Corporation 45 days notice of the city's intent to cancel the C-D-C's contract to operate Riverside and Frog Island parks. The ultimatum stems from the C-D-C's refusal to change the name of its September music festival. Hear more on the controversy in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Tom McPhee is an independent filmmaker from Chelsea who's touring the country with his documentary on the plight of pets left behind when New Orleans was evacuated after hurricane Katrina. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's water, sewer, and storm water rates are increasing by about two-point-five percent. The increase was approved by city council Monday night. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed approval of the City Place project on south Fifth avenue. This time, though, the delay is expected to be only two weeks. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor public school administrators have formally presented the school board with their proposed 2009-2010 budget. The plan addresses an estimated seven-million dollar deficit. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.