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Voters have sent Incumbent Ann Arbor City Councilman Stephen Kunselman to defeat.   


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Voters in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward have decided to send Chip Smith  to city council. Smith beat the incumbent, Mike Anglin by more than 300 votes. 


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Ann Arbor City Council Incumbent, John "Jack" Eaton, cruises to a 4th Ward win in the primary.  


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It's another two year term representing the 1st Ward on Ann Arbor City Council   for Sabra Briere. 


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A new "medicinal garden" just opened at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor to showcase the connection between plants and medicine.  

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 From now until August 7th United Way of Washtenaw County needs your help to collect schools supplies for their "Stuff the Bus" campaign.  

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. We know it's hard to choose the theme for a kid's birthday party, Spiderman, maybe trains, or maybe Morris Bart, personal injury lawyer.

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Eight months ago, Mexico's first lady, Angélica Rivera, known for her fondness of designer clothes and European vacations, made a public promise to sell a multimillion-dollar mansion bought under controversial circumstances. She purchased the home, at below market rates, from a contractor with lucrative connections to her husband.

The scandal has been one of the biggest to rock President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration. Months later, many questions remain regarding the purchase — and Rivera has yet to sell the house.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The International Olympic Committee has the honor to announce the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 - Beijing.

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Dozens of protesters rallied at the state Capitol on Thursday against an aging pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

The group delivered a letter addressed to Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette demanding that the pipeline be shut down.

“This pipeline is already one pinhole leak away from wreaking havoc upon the Great Lakes,” said Mariah Urueta, Michigan organizer for the group Food and Water Watch.

“The Straits of Mackinac is the worst possible place for an oil spill to occur.”

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Driverless Cars are in the news: On July, 20th, the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center unveiled its test track for connected, automated vehicles. Once thought of as fantasy, driverless cars are real and are being researched right here in our backyard. In this installment of 89.1 WEMU's 'The Green Room,' Barbara Lucas looks at the environmental implications of this cutting edge technology. 


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Thanks to smartphones, you rarely have to strain anymore to remember the name of a song. Start up a phone app. Hold your device by the radio or a restaurant speaker. And the app will usually recognize the song.

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