Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor City Council
10:11 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Ann Arbor City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has given city council a preview of his proposed budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.  Hear more on the spending plans from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:16 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Resigns

The Ann Arbor school district will once more be looking for a new superintendent.  After less than two years on the job, Superintendent Pat Green has announced she will retire after the end of the school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:18 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Budget Picture Improves for A2 Schools

The budget situation for next year is not quite as bad as first projected for the Ann Arbor school district.  School administrators released the latest revenue projections Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:15 am
Thu April 11, 2013

A2 School Board Restructures for Efficiency

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a series of policy changes designed to make the board more efficient and meetings shorter.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Downtown Development
8:32 am
Thu April 4, 2013

DDA Calls Revenue Reduction Plan 'Confusing'

A lack of clarity is one of many concerns Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board members have over a proposed ordinance amendment that would limit the amount of tax revenue the DDA can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Ann Arbor School Board Considers Ways to Cut Lengthy Meetings

With regular meetings typically running past midnight, the Ann Arbor school board is considering some changes to make the board more efficient.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Moves to Cut DDA Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of proposed ordinance amendments that will impact the Downtown Development Authority.  Council voted 7 to 3 Monday night to send the amendments to a second reading.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:06 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Council Approves Review of Downtown Zoning

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution outlining what specifically it wants the planning commission to review about downtown zoning.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Politics
9:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Rallying Against Right to Work Law in Ann Arbor

Michigan's right-to-work law is now in effect, and opponents of the new law, including members from a wide variety of labor organizations, held a rally Thursday night in downtown Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Local Business
9:19 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Last Day for Herb David Guitar Studio

Ann Arbor area music lovers are saying goodbye to the Herb David Guitar Studio, which closes its doors for the last time on Saturday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:16 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Board Sets Standards and Principles

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a statement of standards and principles it expects board members to meet.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
10:19 am
Thu March 28, 2013

More Employee Concessions in New School District Contracts

The Ann Arbor school board has approved new contracts with the district's teachers, para-professionals, and office staff.  The new contracts will save the district $3.4 million in the next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Local News
5:43 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Movie with Local Connections Opens Friday at Michigan Theater

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"Love and Honor", a movie with many connections to the Ann Arbor community, opens Friday at the Michigan Theater.

The movie marks the directorial debut of Danny Mooney, an Ann Arbor actor and filmmaker who graduated from Pioneer High School and the University of Michigan.

Much of the film was shot in Ann Arbor.  It tells the story of a soldier who gets a "Dear John" letter while serving in Vietnam.  He and his buddy decide to travel halfway around the world to return to Ann Arbor in the hopes of changing the girl's mind.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Approves AFSCME Contract

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a new four-year deal with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 369 just before the state's new right-to-work law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:07 am
Tue March 26, 2013

City Wants to Limit DDA Tax Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council is considering ordinance amendments that would impact the Downtown Development Authority's ability to collect tax increment financing revenue.  With that in mind, DDA officials discussed the agency's budget at a council work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:11 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Lights Out for Earth Hour in Ann Arbor

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Part of Ann Arbor's Main Street won't be quite as bright as normal for an hour tomorrow night.   The city is celebrating the sixth annual Earth Hour by turning off street lights from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday (3/23) night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Arts and Culture
9:41 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Ann Arbor Film Festival Underway

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival kicked off Tuesday night with the opening gala at the Michigan Theater.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:38 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Council Rejects Site Plan Moratorium

Ann Arbor's city council has rejected a proposed moratorium on new site plan approvals in the downtown area, but has yet to approve the site plan and development agreement for a proposed project at 413 East Huron.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:31 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Council Delays Action on DDA Tax Limits

Ann Arbor's city council has again delayed a decision on limiting the amount of tax increment financing the Downtown Development Authority can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
10:31 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Budget Dialogue Sessions Start Later This Month

As part of the timeline for developing a budget for the next school year, small groups of Ann Arbor school board members will meet with community members in dialogue sessions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:39 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Board Again Recommends Moving Roberto Clemente Program to Pioneer High

Roberto Clemente Student Development Program

Ann Arbor's public school administration is again recommending that the Roberto Clemete alternative program can be successfully relocated to Pioneer High School.   The school board rejected the move last year, but it's being considered again as the district deals with a projected budget deficit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Roberto Clemente Student Development Center

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:26 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Prosecutor Asked to Re-Evaluate Charges in Football Brawl Case

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a resolution asking Washtenaw County's Prosecutor to re-evaluate the degree of criminalization of adolescent behaviors he's making in connection with the fight following last fall's Pioneer - Huron football game.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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Environment
9:28 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Issues of the Environment: Solar Arrays in Ann Arbor

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Some controversy over large solar power arrays in northeast Ann Arbor.  Ann Arbor city council member Jane Lumm is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:45 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Council Readies Budget Plan and Priorities

Ann Arbor's city council discussed budget impacts from work plans created around council's five priority areas at a work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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