Taylor Pinson

Courtesy photo / http://www.artfair.org/

Attendance was up at this year’s Ann Arbor Art Fair, according to the event organizers.


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Eastern Michigan University has chosen Scott Wetherbee to be its next athletic director.

Math
alist / flickr.com

Hundreds of grade school students are gathered on Eastern Michigan University's campus today, learning about mathematics and show what they already know through competition. 

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University held a budget forum on Tuesday.

Pray Harrold
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University is holding a forum today to discuss the school's 2018 budget. 

Eastern Echo

Eastern Michigan University is receiving $200,000 to help renovate some its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, facilities.

Hundreds of job hunters and potential employers will meet at Eastern Michigan University tomorrow for the school's annual Teacher Job Fair.

Washtenaw Economic Club
Washtenaw Economic Club / wec.wccnet.edu

Nearly 10,000 new jobs could be added to Washtenaw County's economy over the next year.


Great Lakes
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor could soon see a boost in funding.


Lisa Barry

The cause of a fire on Eastern Michigan University’s campus early Tuesday morning remains under investigation.


McNamara Building
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A rally is being held in Detroit today to show support for an immigrant who has been living in Ann Arbor and now faces the possibility of deportation. 

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor's City Council has postponed its vote on a new immigration ordinance.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public School District is taking additional steps to address parent and student concerns about immigration.

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The Humane Society of Huron Valley has rescued 21 cats from a property in Ypsilanti Township.

EMU Stem
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum have formed a new collaborative initiative in an effort to take STEM education into the community:


Money
Dustin Moore / flickr.com

The New Year has arrived.  Among the changes for 2017 is an automatic pay raise for thousands of workers across Michigan.  The state's minimum wage has increased by 40 cents to $8.90 an hour.  There is a lot of conversation on the longer-term impacts of higher wages.


Champagne
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New Year's Eve is right around the corner.  For many, it's a time to gather friends and family and celebrate into the early morning hours.  Many of those celebrations are accompanied by indulgence in alcohol.  Ringing in 2017 in that kind of environment can pose serious difficulties for those struggling with addiction.


Recycling
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

It's been an adventurous year in Ann Arbor when it comes to recycling.  Perhaps it's better characterized as a year of misadventures, as the city continues efforts to revamp the recycling program.


Naloxone
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Throughout the 2016 year, you've heard the staggering reports on heroin and opioid overdoses and deaths.  Washtenaw County is no exception.  Here's a look back, and look ahead, at dealing with the problem here at home.


Ann Arbor
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After years of discussion and action, affordable housing remains a pressing issue in our area.  Washtenaw County officials have been working on a long-term plan, and part of that includes creation of more affordable units in Pittsfield Township and the City of Ann Arbor.


Democrats will retain all four of Washtenaw County’s District State House seats.

Washtenaw County Sheriff
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The issue of policing and community interaction continues to be a hot-button topic across the country and right here at home.  Racial profiling and use of excessive force are at the top of those discussions.

Blooms
NASA Earth Observatory

The toxic algal bloom forming in the western part of Lake Erie is expected to be smaller than last year's bloom.

Ypsilanti Township

A mailing mix-up has resulted in hundreds of Ypsilanti Township voters being told to go to the wrong polling place for next month's election.

Parkridge
Courtesy Photo / City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti starts work on a new affordable housing project today.


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