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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Education
8:51 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Budget Forum

There has been no shortage of input from the community at public forums on the Ann Arbor School District's budget proposal. The latest hearing was held Tuesday night at Pioneer High school. The budget proposal calls for eight-point-seven million dollars in cuts for the upcoming academic year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, attendees are also suggesting ways to enhance district revenue.

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Government
8:33 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Dexter Moves Closer to Becoming a City

Residents in the Village of Dexter have voted to continue on the path to becoming a city. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the vote in Tuesday's election.

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politics
10:37 am
Tue May 7, 2013

A2 City Council Halts Meeting Before Vote

Lengthy public hearings on a proposed apartment complex development at 413 East Huron have prevented Ann Arbor City Council from taking action on the matter. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, for a second meeting in a row, council last night halted its session prior to finishing up the nights agenda.

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A2 City Council
10:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Ann Arbor DDA Ordinances Postponed

A decision on ordinances effecting the way the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority operates has been postponed until September. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night voted unanimously to delay consideration of the issues.

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Dexter
12:46 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Ahead of Tomorrow's Election, the Village of Dexter Looks Inward

Supporters and opponents of the Village of Dexter continue to discuss the possibility of becoming a city. Both sides share a love for Dexter, but they are unsure of what becoming a city will mean for them individually, or as a community.

Ultimately, voters are asked to decide if they want to find out what proposals the City Council Commission would make, or if they definitely want to remain a village and end the process now. Hear the full story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Washtenaw County
8:29 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Funds Cut for Programs Helping the Homeless

Washtenaw County agencies have received just over $4 million in federal funds for programs battling the problem of homelessness.  The second round of grants from the U-S Department of Housing and Urban development was announced Thursday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:53 am
Thu May 2, 2013

County Moves Toward Four-Year Budget Cycle

For the first time ever,  Washtenaw County officials will be preparing a four-year budget proposal.   County commissioners voted 7 to 2 Wednesday night in favor of a resolution directing the county's administration to develop a quadrennial budget.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Transportation
8:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Commuter Challenge Underway

Ann Arbor's Commuter Challenge is underway, encouraging  the use of alternative transportation methods to get to work in Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:43 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cutting A2 Schools $8.7 Million Deficit

Ann Arbor public schools superintendent Pat Green's proposed budget cuts of $8.7 million for next school year include a reduction of 75 employees.  It's the starting point for budget discussions, as we hear from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Guidelines Set for Superintendent Search

The Ann Arbor school board has approved the timeline, salary range, profile, and advertising strategy it will use in finding the district's next superintendent.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Society
9:47 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Washtenaw County Sees Increase in Homeless Population

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Washtenaw County's point-in-time homeless count saw a jump of 123 additional people without shelter this year compared to the count day in 2011.   County officials fear the problem of homelessness may continue to grow.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:37 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Board Begins Planning for New Superintendent

Less than a week after Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Pat Green announced her retirement, the school board has begun planning how it will find the next superintendent.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the board's developing search strategy.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:46 am
Wed April 17, 2013

EMU's Gragg Off to Tulsa

Eastern Michigan University officials congratulated and said goodbye to outgoing Athletic Director Derrick Gragg on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Long Meeting Forces Council to Delay Action on DDA

After a pair of lengthy public hearings, Ann Arbor's city council postponed votes on a majority of action items at Monday night's meeting.  Council made the unusual move  after it was unable to get a six vote majority on several votes relating to ordinance amendments impacting the Downtown Development Authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:11 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Ann Arbor City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has given city council a preview of his proposed budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.  Hear more on the spending plans from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:16 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Resigns

The Ann Arbor school district will once more be looking for a new superintendent.  After less than two years on the job, Superintendent Pat Green has announced she will retire after the end of the school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:18 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Budget Picture Improves for A2 Schools

The budget situation for next year is not quite as bad as first projected for the Ann Arbor school district.  School administrators released the latest revenue projections Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:15 am
Thu April 11, 2013

A2 School Board Restructures for Efficiency

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a series of policy changes designed to make the board more efficient and meetings shorter.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
8:33 am
Tue April 9, 2013

EMU Take Back the Night Rally

The 13th annual Take Back the Night march and rally was held Monday night at Eastern Michigan University.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there. 

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University of Michigan
8:31 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fans Mostly Well-Behaved After UofM Loss to Louisville

The majority of the disappointed University of Michigan fans behaved well following last night's loss in the NCAA championship game.  However, several small fires were set in student neighborhoods.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Washtenaw County
8:35 am
Thu April 4, 2013

County Considers Expanded Mental Health Services

Washtenaw County is considering the expansion of community support treatment services to help meet the needs of a growing number of people receiving mental illness and substance abuse services.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the plan.

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Downtown Development
8:32 am
Thu April 4, 2013

DDA Calls Revenue Reduction Plan 'Confusing'

A lack of clarity is one of many concerns Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board members have over a proposed ordinance amendment that would limit the amount of tax revenue the DDA can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Ann Arbor School Board Considers Ways to Cut Lengthy Meetings

With regular meetings typically running past midnight, the Ann Arbor school board is considering some changes to make the board more efficient.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Moves to Cut DDA Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of proposed ordinance amendments that will impact the Downtown Development Authority.  Council voted 7 to 3 Monday night to send the amendments to a second reading.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:06 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Council Approves Review of Downtown Zoning

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution outlining what specifically it wants the planning commission to review about downtown zoning.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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