WEMU Local
10:41 am
Thu May 11, 2006

New High School Delayed and Over Budget

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district has officially pushed back the opening of its new high school until the fall of 2008, and has raised the total cost of the project by eight million dollars. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU Local
9:04 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, focusing on the many ways you can 'curb your car'.

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WEMU Local
8:49 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Ypsilanti Schools Drop 'Braves' Logo

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has voted to stop using the logo depicting the head of a Native American warrior in the district's high school. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
8:45 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Board Approves Teacher Contract

Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has approved a new contract with the district's teachers.
Last night's unanimous vote puts a contract in place from August 30th of this year through August 31st of 2007.
Ypsilanti Education Association President Kelly Powers says teachers have already given their overwhelming approval to the new contract, and she says morale is high, as it's the first time in a long time that teachers will be able to go into summer break knowing they have a contract in place.

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu May 4, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, with a special guest for a special film festival.

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WEMU Local
9:08 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Washtenaw County Election Results

Washtenaw County, MI – Here are the unofficial results in the contested races in Tuesday's Washtenaw County elections:

PROPOSAL A (radio millage). County voters approved the millage by a 62 to 38 percent margin.

SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP MILLAGE (growth plan defense fund). Township voters approved the millage by a 64 to 36 percent margin.

ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD: Winners are Jan Barney-Newman, Connie Green, and Barbara Murphy.

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WEMU Local
9:06 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – As farmland and other open space continues to give way to development, small communities like Dexter in Washtenaw County find they're running out of wastewater treatment capacity to accommodate the growth. What are some solutions? Click on the audio icon for some answers on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
11:45 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Vote Today

Washtenaw County, MI – It's election day in Washtenaw County.
There are school board elections in all nine school districts in the county, plus a county-wide millage for a new radio communications system for emergency responders.
Voters in Superior Township will also decide a separate millage to raise money to defend the township's master growth plan.
Polls are open until 8 o'clock tonight.
Remember to vote today!

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WEMU Local
11:41 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Farmer Will Not Seek Re-election

Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti will have a new Mayor after the November general elections.
Cheryl Farmer has decided against seeking a fourth tem in office. She says the business demands of her medical practice have grown, and she can no longer ask her partners to accommodate her Mayoral schedule.
Farmer says it's been an honor to serve Ypsilanti and its residents over the last eleven-plus years.

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WEMU Local
11:37 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Council Sets Renewable Energy Goals

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