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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Ann Arbor City Council
9:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

A2 City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor city staff gave an overview of of the impacts of "status quo" budgets for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to city council Monday night.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Health & Safety
1:30 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

New Book Examines Conditions for Restaurant Workers

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A new book examines the conditions for restaurant workers and how they can make eating out less healthy.  The author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" spoke at the Homegrown Local Food Summit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Domestic Violence
9:26 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Dingell Calls for Passage of Violence Against Women Act

Honorable John Dingell, United States Representative, 12th District

U-S Representative John Dingell joined Washtenaw County officials and local domestic violence groups at Safehouse yesterday to call for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
9:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

County Officially Opposes State's Right-to-Work Law

Right to Work Demonstrationers in the Lansing Capitol Building
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Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work law.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:52 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Delays Site Approval Moratorium

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Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on placing a six-month moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area.  Council voted unanimously to wait two weeks before making a decision on the proposed moratorium, plus a review of D-1 and D-2 zoning, and reconvening the design guidelines task force.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:48 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Postpones Action on Living Wage Ordinance

Ann Arbor's city council has tabled proposed amendments to the city's living wage ordinance and will look for proposals from one of two commissions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:32 am
Wed February 20, 2013

EMU Room and Board Rates to Increase this Fall

This year, Eastern Michigan University has the largest number of students living on campus in nearly a decade, and EMU's Board of Regents has approved room and board rate increases for next fall.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:29 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Regents Approve Lecturer Contracts

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved four-year contracts with full and part-time lecturers.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County
9:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Property Tax Delinquencies Falling

Washtenaw County officials expect another drop in delinquent property taxes this year.  Later this week, county commissioners are expected to approve an annual resolution to establish the delinquent tax revolving fund. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:29 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Turnaround for Rising Scholars Program

Ann Arbor school board members say they're frustrated with a program designed to help students who can achieve at high levels, but who may not have all of the support structures needed to reach their potential.  District officials say the "Rising Scholars" program is now headed in the right direction.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:34 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Skyline Community Wants to Keep Trimester Schedule

Skyline High School

Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture.   They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Local News
9:29 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside❘Out Coming to Ann Arbor

This spring, some classic pieces of art will be coming to downtown Ann Arbor.   It's the Detroit Institute of Art's 'Inside Out' program.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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AATA
9:29 am
Wed February 13, 2013

AATA Looks to DDA to Fund Service Expansion

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority.  Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Public Housing
9:37 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Changing Public Housing Operations in A2

Ann Arbor Housing Commission officials continue to look into converting public housing to  voucher-based projects with private funding for reinvestment in the properties.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Bike sharing
9:30 am
Tue February 12, 2013

UofM/Ann Arbor Bike Sharing Plan Moves Forward

The University of Michigan already has a bike rental program, but talks continue on a bike sharing program that would include Ann Arbor, the UofM, and other organizations.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
11:09 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Climate Change Town Hall Hosted at U of M

About 100 climate experts and users of climate change information will gather at the University of Michigan on Tuesday for  regional town hall on climate change.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

  View the draft assessment

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Business
11:03 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Accelerating Business Start-Ups in Washtenaw County

Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK's president and CEO.

A state grant is helping Washtenaw County business accelerators team up better to provide more assistance to early-stage start-ups.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ypsilanti
9:57 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Ypsi and Belgium Team Up for New Brews

A local brewing company has teamed up with one from Belgium to create a pair of new brews that have American and European influences.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on a special beer now brewing at Arbor Brewing Company's Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.

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Politics
8:47 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Commissioners Oppose Michigan's RTW Status

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work legislation, and calling on the county to enter into early negotiations to extend union security provisions before the RTW law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Draft Plan for South State Street Corridor

Ann Arbor's city council has approved sharing a draft plan for the south State Street corridor.  Hear more on the plan from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
9:10 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Filling A2 Sidewalk Gaps

With the city of Ann Arbor trying to find a good way to fill all the major gaps in city sidewalks, one key stretch of roadway without a safe pedestrian route may soon have one thanks to a unique agreement.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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University of Michigan
11:31 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Sustainability Gains at UofM

  University of Michigan officials say a new report on sustainability efforts on campus shows progress on most of the school's five goals.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Housing market
8:46 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Home Sales and Prices Up in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County's Treasurer Cathy McClary says increases in home sales and prices are another sign of economic recovery, but she says it won't immediately translate into more funds for local governments.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley explains why.

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Transportation
8:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Light Rail or Trolleys Preferred for A2 Connector

The Ann Arbor Connector project is focused on determining new transit options for a boomerang-shaped area that extends from northeast Ann Arbor, down through the area along Fuller Road where the city is planning a new train and bus station near the U-M medical complex, through Central Campus and downtown, and then south along State Street to Briarwood Mall and I-94.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority says it received good community input last month on a possible connector service running from Plymouth Road and US-23 through downtown and out to State Street and I-94.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
10:07 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Dog Park Plans Stalled

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Ann Arbor officials say plans for dog recreation areas in the downtown area need to come from the parks advisory commission.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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