Andrew Cluley

Reporter

 

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.

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While working for WEMU I’ve covered the Ann Arbor City Council and School Board beats, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti City Council and School Boards and the Washtenaw County Commissioners. Not to mention pretty much everything else in the area. I really enjoy covering local news, partly because it’s so overlooked by other media outlets. In many ways what happens at city hall or in your community school has a bigger impact on your life than what’s going on in Lansing or Washington D-C. I get the chance to track down these important stories and bring them to you every day.

When I’m not at work I love to follow sports, particularly U of M, and Detroit’s professional teams. Saturdays in the fall you can count on me watching Michigan football…and Sundays I’m probably suffering through another Lions debacle.

I also enjoy running and am proud of finishing the 2006 Detroit Marathon. Would love to run another, but I’m holding off until I think I have a realistic chance to complete one in under four hours.

Thanks for listening to WEMU and finding out a little bit more about me.

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Bob Eccles

A new brownfield plan could help Ypsilanti attract developers to the Water Street project.


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council is back to full strength. 


Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
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As lawmakers in Lansing debate how to fix the state's roads, a casualty could be plans to expand public transit options in Washtenaw County. 

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority plans to increase service by 44 percent over the next five years, thanks largely to the transit millage approved by voters this year. Those plans could be in jeopardy if the road funding plan approved by the house goes forward. It would cost the AAATA nearly $2 million annually.

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Activating the circuitry of the Amygdala may be the key to help battle addictions.

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City of Ann Arbor plans to issue 86 body-worn cameras to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

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The Red Thumb Reminder is designed to keep drivers from texting while behind the wheel.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources cautions against knee-jerk solutions to curbing wildlife populations.

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The west side of downtown Ann Arbor may see a new trail, thanks to a group of University of Michigan graduate students.

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Residents will no longer need to face flooding and frequent repairs.

As the investigation into what happened continues, Ann Arbor officials release the names of the officers involved.

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Whitmore Lake considers Dexter Community as a new annexation partner.

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ACLU of Michigan stipulates how they think the cameras should be used, and for how long the footage is archived.

Theatre Nova
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It's all about the playwright at Ann Arbor's newest theater non-profit. 


Eastern Michigan University

A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The Ann Arbor School Board says goodbye to over 20 years of experience tonight.  


Digital Inclusion
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A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 


Kids using computers
Greg Vojtko / WikiMedia Commons / U.S. Government

Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 


budget
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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 


Water
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The federal government and area farmers could help improve the quality of water flowing through area rivers and streams. 


EMU Board of Regents Protest
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Despite objections from many in the Eastern Michigan University community, a partnership with the controversial statewide school district designed to turn-around the worst schools in Michigan will continue.  


No Smoking Sign At Eastern Michigan University
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University students, staff, and visitors will have to leave campus to use tobacco starting next summer. 


Growing Hope
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You soon may see more local food options at your favorite grocery store.  

A series of workshops promoting local food kick off next week with a session focused on helping cottage food businesses become commercially licensed. The license is needed to sell online and ship products.

Eastern Michigan University could be going completely tobacco free next summer.  

  The plan would ban the use of all tobacco products from university owned or operated facilities, including vehicles, starting in July 2015. 

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