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Canned Food
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The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor is working on a project to make sure supermarkets don't sell canned food products that could contain BPA in them.  


Bill Schuette
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The state has filed a lawsuit seeking to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from two water engineering firms that did work in Flint.  


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Close to 100 Ann Arbor VA hospital employees and their supporters held an informational picket outside the hospital.  They are trying to prevent VA hospitals from being closed.

 


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Amanda LeClaire

Ypsilanti's City Hall building has a new addition. It's an 11' by 22' mural designed by local artist Jermaine Dickerson.

 

 


C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

An Ann Arbor hospital is garnering national recognition for its work in a few different medical areas, 


Plastic Bags
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Washtenaw County's "eco-fee" for using plastic or paper bags from retail grocery stores is scheduled to go into effect on Earth Day in 2017. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County solid waste specialist Noelle Bowman about the new ordinance and whether state lawmakers will actually allow for its implementation. 


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Jorge Avellan

Late Tuesday night, Ypsilanti City Council approved a $14 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

 


Detroit Public Schools Logo
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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $617 million dollar bailout of the Detroit Public Schools – which he says represents a fresh start for the financially and academically struggling district.


Eastern Michigan University
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 Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents yesterday passed a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. As part of the spending measure, the Regents approved a contract with food vendor Chartwells. The decision to privatize the school’s dining services did not come about without some criticism.


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Lisa Barry

When we think about the five senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell - these experiences are different for each of us.

Michelle Krell Kydd is a trained "nose" in fragrance and flavors and editor of the blog Glass Petal Smoke.

I spoke to her about an upcoming event she is hosting that focuses on the sometimes controversial aroma of patchouli.


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Lake Michigan
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There’s a vote today in Chicago by the Great Lakes states on whether Waukesha-Wisconsin will be allowed to divert millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan.  


ER Entrance
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A new University of Michigan study shows that counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease violent behaviors among young people from high-risk neighborhoods.  


the green room
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"Declare the Pall-Gelman 1, 4 dioxane plume a federal Superfund site."  That’s the message from the Sierra Club of Huron Valley.  The Sierra Club has passed a resolution urging the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County to seek Superfund designation from the US Environmental Protection Agency. 

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