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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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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Green Belt
8:34 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Greenbelt Growing Around Ann Arbor

The Greenbelt program is an innovative land preservation program that has protected almost 2,000 acres of farmland and open space surrounding the City of Ann Arbor, and has leveraged over $12 million through grants, landowner donations, and other locally funded programs.
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Ann Arbor's greenbelt program now has over six square miles of farmland and open space preserved within an hour of the downtown area.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:25 am
Thu January 24, 2013

A2 Schools Updating Strategic Plan

  Ann Arbor public school administrators shared an update of the district's strategic plan with the school board Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:19 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Board Examines Contracting Policy

Huron High School

  The Ann Arbor school board is going to form a  sub-committee to gather information and consider changes to the district's contracting policy.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Public Safety
8:42 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Ann Arbor Saving Money Through County Dispatch Services

Metro-Dispatch provides police dispatching services for the Sheriff's Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Area Metro Parks Police, Michigan State Police, Northfield Township Police and the Ypsilanti Police Department, while providing non-emergency and emergency 911 services to the citizens of Washtenaw County. On average, Metro Dispatch handles in excess of 1000 emergency and non-emergency calls every day.
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Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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MLK Day
9:24 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Author Says MLK's Legacy has been "Sanitized"

Author, Tim Wise
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Author Tim Wise says most Americans celebrate a sanitized, whitewashed version of Martin Luther King Jr., not the radical advocate for social justice he really was.   Wise gave the keynote address at Monday's  MLK Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Domestic Violence
8:47 am
Mon January 21, 2013

SafeHouse Sees Increased Need for Services

Playground at SafeHouse Center
Credit Facebook/SafeHouse Center

  While there has not been an increase in domestic violence cases, officials with SafeHouse say the demand for its services has increased over the last few years.  Hear why from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:05 am
Fri January 18, 2013

A2 Schools Celebrate MLK Day

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Ann Arbor public schools wil be close Monday, so the district is celebrating Martin Luther King day with events today.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:42 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Mexicotte Picked to Continue School Board Leadership

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The Ann Arbor school board has again elected Deb Mexicotte to serve as board President.  The board also tweaked a couple of policies at its organizational meeting Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
9:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ann Arbor as an Example of Good Government

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:53 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Redeveloping City-Owned Parking Lots

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  Ann Arbor's city council has begun discussions on the Downtown Development Authority's proposal for the redevelopment of city-owned surface parking lots.  City council and the DDA held a joint meeting Monday night and much of the talk surrounded the connection William Street project.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Recycling Old Electronics

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With many people receiving new electronics over the holidays, the question becomes what to do with old devices. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the US.  

If the item is still relatively new, it is possible to sell the item on eBay or elsewhere. But, environmentalists hope that the old items won’t just end up in the trash.

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AATA
10:32 am
Fri January 4, 2013

AATA Again Rejects Anti-Israel Ad

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has again rejected putting an ad calling for a boycott of Israel on its buses.  The AATA board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday night rejecting the proposal for two reasons.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Transportation
10:19 am
Fri January 4, 2013

AATA Service Changes

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is making some service changes later this month, including an increase in peak hour service on one of the routes between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.  Hear more on the changes from WEMU's  Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
9:01 am
Thu January 3, 2013

HSHV to Provide Animal Control Services to County

The Humane Society of Huron Valley will continue to provide animal control services for Washtenaw County for the next four years.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:55 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Rabhi to Chair New County Board

Washtenaw County commissioner Yousef Rabhi has been chosen to serve as chair of the Washtenaw County board of commissioners.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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Transportation
10:46 am
Mon December 31, 2012

January Commuter Challenge in Ann Arbor

Even with temperatures below freezing and snow on the ground,  some of Ann Arbor's downtown workers will continue to bicycle, walk, or take the bus to work.  They're competing in the Conquer the Cold Winter Commuting Challenge throughout January.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
10:48 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Bergman and Gunn Wrap Up Many Years of Service

As 2012 comes to an end, a pair of long-serving county commissioners from Ann Arbor are wrapping up their time on the county board.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on the retirements of Barbara Bergman and Leah Gunn.

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Local Business
10:21 am
Thu December 27, 2012

2012 Appears to be a Good Year for many Local Businesses

The final numbers won't be in for a couple of weeks, but local businesses appear to have done well in 2012.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County
10:17 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Bobrin Retiring After 24 Years of Service to County

Janis Bobrin's 24 years of service to Washtenaw County as Water Resources Commissioner is coming to an end.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on what's changed during Bobrin's long tenure safeguarding a significant  part of the county's environment.

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Eastern Michigan University
10:08 am
Thu December 27, 2012

New EMU Regents for New Year

With the start of the new year, Eastern Michigan University is getting two new Regents.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
9:19 am
Mon December 24, 2012

New Compensation Package for County Board

With the start of the new year, the new Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will have a new compensation package.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:38 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Some Leeway in Ann Arbor's New Street Parking Rules

Ann Arbor officials say they'll work with residents as tougher street parking rules are enforced.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
8:51 am
Thu December 20, 2012

School Board Considers Transportation Options

A working group of Ann Arbor public schools officials and community members has come up with four recommendations to serve as a basis for further talks on district transportation issues.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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