WEMU Local
9:34 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Washtenaw County Employees Retirement Plan

Ypsilanti –

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to sell off nearly 160-million dollars in Certificates of Participation. The Certificates will fully fund future retiree medical benefits. WEMU's Andrew Cluley covers the details found in the unanimously approved plan.

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WEMU Local
11:00 am
Wed August 6, 2008

A New Sheriff is coming to town!

Washtenaw County –

A third term was not in the cards for Washtenaw County Sheriff Dan Minzey. The incumbent Democrat lost his primary race to retired Sheriff's Deputy, Jerry Clayton. Clayton now faces Republican Dwayne Taylor in the November general election.


In other local races of interest:
2nd ward Ypsilanti City Councilman John Gawlas was upset in his primary race. Mike Bodary won the Democratic Primary and will be unchallenged in November, effectively winning the seat with Tuesday's win.

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WEMU Local
9:37 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Tax issues fare well in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County –

Four Washtenaw County Townships had millage issues on the ballot Tuesday. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, most were well received by voters.

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WEMU Local
9:33 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Ann Arbor Primary Elections turn out well for the Mayor

Ann Arbor –

Ann Arbor's Democratic Primary Tuesday night turned out well for Incumbent Mayor John Hieftje, and the council candidates he endorsed. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the details.

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WEMU Local
9:26 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Issues of the Environment 8/6/08

Washtenaw County –

In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, David Fair talks with the Executive Director of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study.

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WEMU Local
10:45 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Focus on Mass Transit and Energy

Ypsilanti –

On the fisrt Friday of each month, WEMU's David Fair sits down with Lana Pollack to discuss pertinent environmental issues. This discussion focuses on public transportation into, and out of, Washtenaw County

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WEMU Local
10:38 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Democratic Primary for Washtenaw County Sheriff

Ypsilanti, MI –

There are three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Washtenaw County Sheriff, including 51-year old Incumbent Dan Minzey. 43-year old Jerry Clayton retired from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department after 20-years. Clayton says he offers a complete change in management style. Iva Jo Beilec is 76-years old and has no law enforcement experience. WEMU's David Fair has a look at the people, and issues, driving this race.

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WEMU Local
10:05 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Ann Arbor Primary Elections Preview

Ann Arbor –

The Democratic primary in Ann Arbor will go a long way in determining the new look of City Council. It's been a long while since a Republican has been on council, so if that trend continues, the winner's in Tuesday's races will make it to the council table. There will be at least three-new faces on council, as Ron Suarez, Joan Lowenstein and Christ Easthope did not seek re-election. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Mon August 4, 2008

Ypsilanti Primary Elections Preview

Ypsilanti –

There are contested races in three Ypsilanti City Council Wards on Tuesday. WEMU's Bob Eccles introduces us to the candidates, and the issues central to their campaigns.

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WEMU Local
10:14 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Modest Increase in Tuition and Fees at EMU

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved tuition, room and board rates, and a new budget for fiscal year 2008-2009. Click on the audio icon to hear the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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