Ann Arbor

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  A few hundred protesters marched through downtown Ann Arbor on the one year anniversary of the shooting of Aura Rosser.

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Ann Arbor's city council will host a public hearing Thursday to discuss if guns should temporarily be allowed to be fired in the city. 

Lumm Will Represent Ann Arbor's Ward 2 For Another Term

Nov 4, 2015
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Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm celebrated her re-election last night.

 

 

 

Lumm beat challenger Sally Hart Peterson with 64% of the vote. At her campaign party at Paesano Restaurant on Washtenaw Avenue, Lumm says she did not expect to gain such a wide margin against Peterson.

Communities around the WEMU listening area went to the polls Tuesday to vote on city council members and local leaders, millages for road repairs, and expanding public transit in Washtenaw County. Here you'll find the results as they become available:

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A public community reception will be held this Thursday November 5th at the Ann Arbor city hall lobby so you can meet candidates interested in the chief of police job.

Voters in Ann Arbor's 2nd Ward head to the polls next Tuesday to elect either an incumbent or former ward representative. Independent Jane Lumm is seeking a third consecutive term on city council. She is challenged by Democrat Sally Hart Peterson who served on council from 2012 to 2014. We caught up with both to discuss their visions for Ann Arbor and allow them to tell you why they deserve your vote. 


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For now, the Regional Transit Authority has completed its public meetings in Washtenaw County regarding the creation of a mass transit system in our area.  The last one took place in Ann Arbor.


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Now’s the time of year a few Snowy owls might arrive in Michigan, if we’re lucky.  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores a few of Michigan’s owls:  the dangers they face, and why we should care.


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To help address the transportation needs of veterans in our state, AmeriCorps and the Michigan Region 10 Veterans Community Action Team has started a program called Wheels for Warriors. 


Michigan Theater

New movie openings, special  screenings, ongoing film series, a movie star appearance in Ann Arbor and Hollywood news. It's all here for you on "Cinema Chat' this week with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater CEO and Executive Director, Russ Collins. 

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The Allen Creek Greenway in Ann Arbor is coming. A budget allocation from Ann Arbor City Council earlier this year has the ball rolling. Where are we now? How quickly is the project moving?    In this week's 'Issues of the Environment," David Fair  seeks those answers in a conversation with the President of the Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy, Joe O'Neil. 


Ann Arbor's 5th Ward will have a new city council member next month.  Incumbent Mike Anglin will not appear on the November ballot after losing the primary election.  We spoke with the two candidates in the running.


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Ann Arbor is now the 8th economically segregated city in the country, and there is growing concern about lack of affordable housing for the middle class in all of Washtenaw county. The reality is more and more people have fewer and fewer choices to live in affordable housing in Washtenaw county.

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With all of the movies being released, it's a movie trailer commanding the nations attention. In this week's "Cinema Chat,'   David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director/CEO Russ Collins discuss the force of the phenomenon and preview this week's movie releases. 


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A Senior Fellow at the International Council on Clean Transportation in Ann Arbor knows exactly how Volkswagen got caught cheating emissions testing. John German, and his colleagues, commissioned the study that led to Volkswagen being caught. In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' Mr. German explains how it all happened, and what will happen next. 


The U-M department of Musical Theater presents the musical ‘Green Day’s American Idiot’...a high energy roller coaster packed with rich melody, propulsive rhythm, and youth angst. The performances run October 15th through 25th at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, and you can enter to win a pair of tickets (five pairs available) from 89.1 WEMU here:

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A Hollywood movie star makes her way to Ann Arbor to celebrate the release of a new book. Who? Find out in WEMU's weekly feature "Cinema Chat!"   David Fair will also talk with Michigan Theater Program Director Ruth Lednicer about all the movies available to you this weekend. 


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On football Saturday's in Ann Arbor, some 110,000 people make their way into Michigan Stadium. When the cheers have faded and the crowd gone home, the big job of cleaning up the 'Big House' begins. This week, we take a look at how U-M deals with the big mess. 


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Art & Soul is a new feature from 89.1 WEMU that looks at the visual arts experience happening in our community.

  It focuses on the rich and vibrant art scene available locally with information on what's happening now, soon and what's coming up around town.
  This week I spoke with Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center about a new outdoor art festival called Pop-X. It's an outdoor exhibition of art in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza Park and it launches on October 15th.


Domestic Violence

  Washtenaw County is designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

Around 5,000 Washtenaw residents, the majority of whom are women, seek help each year at the SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor.

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Great new movies are opening downtown this week and there are some great special screenings available, we well. Get the details in this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins.  

 

A crowd gathered at the Riverside Arts Center in downtown Ypsilanti last night to voice concerns about the proposed merger of local convention and Visitors Bureaus into one county-wide entity.

 


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Hollywood news, local movie news, movie previews and some special events. It's all here in this week's 'Cinema  Chat' with David Fair and Russ Collins. 


The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation is getting ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary and as part of it its focusing on specific areas of education by investing $350,000 in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, in an effort to create hands-on experience labs in those areas for middle schools. 

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival
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The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded $9.65 million in grants to various cultural groups in the State. 

Groups in Washtenaw County received a total of $891,055, the third highest amount in the state of Michigan. This was approximately a 19% increase from previous year's total of $749,984 to fund arts and cultural programs in the area.

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