Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti school district finished the 2006-2007 budget year in the black by over 700-thousand dollars. District chief financial officer Alan Dowdy says next year looks even better, with a predicted one-point-three million dollar operating surplus. Dowdy says an anticipated per-pupil spending cut from the state did not materialize, and retirement costs actually went down this past year. The district also made four million dollars in budget cuts earlier in the year.
Ypsilanti, MI – An effort to bring back the "Braves" nickname at Ypsilanti high school failed at Monday night's school board meeting. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – Each month, Eastern Michigan University President Dr. John Fallon discusses issues facing the university community with WEMU's David Fair. This time, the focus is solely on the continuing controversy over the way information was handled in the death of student Laura Dickinson last December. Click on the audio icon to hear the interview.
Ypsilanti, MI – Analog television signals will end in two years, and millions of today's television sets are going to be rendered useless. You don't want to store them, and they're definitely not wanted in landfills. What to do? Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the founder and CEO of Classic Computer Recovery, Linda McFarland.
Ypsilanti, MI – It was close, but Ypsilanti's city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to place an income tax before voters in November. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.