Ypsilanti, MI – Michigan U-S Senator Carl Levin is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He tells WEMU's David Fair that while he's glad Abu Zarqawi was killed, it won't change much in the Iraq war. Click on the audio icon to hear Friday's interview with Senator Levin.
Ypsilanti, MI – Russ says he's in Los Angeles conducting serious movie business, but we know he just wanted to see Weird Al Yankovic get his star on the walk of fame. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.
Washtenaw County, MI – The battle over lthe cost for police units between Washtenaw County officials and Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships will come to a head in August, if not sooner. The county commissioners ways and means committee voted seven to four Wednesday to set August 18th as the deadline for the three townships to sign contracts or lose police protection beyond state minimum guidelines. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's city council has turned down a request to re-zone two parcels of land across Huron Street from the former Exemplar plant for use as a self-storage facility. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved an 11-story mixed use development for the northeast corner of Division and Washington. The Washington Terrace project will have about 90 one and two bedroom condominiums, and retail space on the ground floor. An old home currently on the site will be moved to Miller and First street to make way for the new development. Another building on the site will be demolished.
Ypsilanti, MI – The firm hired by the city of Ypsilanti to find candidates for the police chief's job met with the public and city officials Monday night to explain the search process. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.