Andrew Cluley



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.


9:16 am
Thu April 26, 2012

District Facing Millions in Budget Cuts

Ann Arbor's school board is considering three budget scenarios.

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Local Government
9:15 am
Wed April 25, 2012

A2 Parks Millage Renewal Headed to November Ballot

Ann Arbor parks officials say they expect to have a renewal of the park maintenance and capital improvements millage on the November ballot.

Parks and Recreation
10:11 am
Fri April 20, 2012

An Ann Arbor Version of Campus Martius?

Head of Detroit's Campus Martius says Ann Arbor deserves a great public gathering space as well.

9:49 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Teacher Layoffs Loom in Ann Arbor Schools' Budget Proposals

The Ann Arbor school district could cut between 32 and 64 teachers as the school board considers three budget proposals for the next fiscal year.

Eastern Michigan University
10:04 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Mariott To Manage EMU Conference Center

Eastern Michigan University is turning over day-to-day management of its Eagle Crest Conference Center to the Ann Arbor Mariott-Ypsilanti hotel.

Higher Education
9:59 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Room and Board Rates to Rise Nearly 5% at EMU

Eastern Michigan University is raising room and board rates by 4.9 percent for the 2012-2013 school year.

9:47 am
Tue April 17, 2012

District Consolidation Effort Will Move Forward

Efforts to unify the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts will continue.   School boards for both districts have approved a resolution to continue to work toward consolidation.

City Funding
9:43 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Public Safety Spending Increased in New Ann Arbor Budget Proposal

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has presented city council with his budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year.  The proposal adds funding for safety services.

9:44 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Oil and Gas Drilling in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County officials will be talking about oil and natural gas drilling at two events next week.

Downtown Ann Arbor
11:43 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Restoring Events Banners in Downtown Ann Arbor

City officials trying to find ways to restore events banners downtown after wind damage forced removal of most signs.

9:16 am
Tue April 10, 2012

A2 Housing Commission Off HUD's "Troubled" List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is no longer on the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development's 'troubled' list.  

Public Art
10:53 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Art vs. Security at Justice Center

A decision on a proposed new public art display for Ann Arbor's Justice Center is being delayed as officials question the location of security in the building.

8:30 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Commission Opposes Plan to Eliminate Personal Property Tax

Washtenaw County's board of commissioners has approved a resolution opposing effort to eliminate Michigan's personal property tax. 

Road Safety
11:35 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Downsizing Jackson Road

Sometime next year, a stretch of Jackson Road on Ann Arbor's west side will be reduced from four lanes to three.

Medical marijuana
10:46 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Medical Marijuana Debate Continues

Ann Arbor officials still waiting for guidance on how to proceed with medical marijuana facilities in the city.

Local food
10:44 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Local Food Summit

Supporters of the local food movment look to its future, and into Michigan's food history.

2:13 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Making Ann Arbor More Sustainable

Ann Arbor officials are working on a clearer, more connected vision for how to make the community more sustainable.

2:11 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

National Group Says UofM is "Bike Friendly" Campus

The University of Michigan is being recognized by a national bicycling organization as a bike friendly campus.

Arts and Culture
9:29 am
Wed March 28, 2012

AAFF 50th Anniversary Opening Gala

The 50th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival began Tuesday night with a gala reception, fundraiser dinner, and film screenings.

8:41 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Transportation Town Hall Meeting

Washtenaw County's four state representatives met with constituents Monday night to discuss the future of Michigan's roads, bridges, and transit infrastructure.

Ann Arbor Skate Park Project
2:37 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Skate Park Construction Timeline

Ann Arbor officials expect to start construction of the city's skatepark early next spring.  

Property taxes
10:07 am
Thu March 22, 2012

District to Refinance Bonds

Property owners in Ann Arbor may see some savings as the Ann Arbor school district attempts to refinance the 2004 school building and site bonds.

1:52 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Ypsilanti-Willow Run Districts May Consolidate

A task force is recommending that the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts consolidate.  Issue would be put to voters after details are worked out.

8:32 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Council Opposes Yard Waste Legislation

Ann Arbor's city council is on record in opposition to state legislation that would reverse a ban on putting yard waste in landfills.

2:49 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

New Plan for Eliminating A2 Schools Achivement Gap

Ann Arbor school district officials have given the school board details on a new plan to eliminate the district's achievement gap.