Half a million visitors are expected for this year's Ann Arbor art fairs. Traffic tie ups and parking shortages are bound to follow. 89-one WEMU’s Andrew Cluley opted to use the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s Art Fair bus this year.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on his trip to the Ann Arbor Art fair on the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's bus from Briarwood Mall.
In less than ten minutes the art fair bus took me from free parking at Briarwood Mall to the edge of the Summer Art Fair on State Street. The early morning bus was full with people enjoying the cooler than normal weather.
Charter Schools at Eastern Michigan University - an overview by Dr. Malverne C. Winborne, Published July 14, 2014 Eastern Michigan University has been authorizing charter schools since the state of Michigan first passed laws allowing the practice in the early 1990s. The University is deeply experienced in overseeing charter schools, and has a clear goal in doing so.
Issues of the Environment: A sustainable homestead in Washtenaw County with Jason and Julia Gold.
The Gold family owns and operates a farming “homestead” in Washtenaw County known as “Our Handmade Life”, where they live a self-sustaining, green life and they offer courses to the public on how they do it.
The farm, on Vreeland Road, features a bio-intensive passive greenhouse (no fossil fuels!), the Michigan Folk School, dozens of varieties of organic produce, mushrooms, goats, and chickens.
Jason and Julia Gold have operated “Our Handmade Life” since 2011, and both the farm and the school have expanded every year since. They are currently offering classes on chicken butchering, earth ovens, soap making, fermentation, ale brewing, and much more.
An association of non-union construction companies has asked the state Supreme Court to strike down local prevailing wage laws. The Associated Builders and Contractors says a state law preempts the ordinances.
Nearly two dozen Michigan communities have their own prevailing wage ordinances. They're supposed to ensure that workers on city-financed projects are paid something close to union wages.
Ann Arbor homeless advocates hope the large turnout at a mayoral forum on the issue will show it's a priority to voters. If nothing else all four City Council members appearing on the democratic ballot for mayor pledged to commit financial and political capital to ending homelessness in the city by 2018.