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The Ann Arbor Police Department continues to use body cameras as part of a pilot program. 


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Federal agencies could soon catch up to Washtenaw County when it comes to hiring individuals who have been incarcerated.

 

Ann Arbor Water Treatment Plant
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The city of Ann Arbor is letting residents get a first hand look at where their water comes from.

E-Waste
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Now's your chance to get rid of that old computer, telephone, or other electronic device that's ben gathering dust in your garage.

Kyle Bessemer
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A man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at three Ann Arbor grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.

Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

For almost thirty years, a “responsible party” (Gelman Sciences, Inc.) has been legally and financially responsible for the 1, 4 dioxane contamination of  groundwater inthe Ann Arbor area.  This is in contrast to many contamination sites where cleanup falls totally on taxpayers. But the plume remains, and some question if enough resources are being devoted to its remediation.  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas looks at money, and how it impacts Ann Arbor’s contamination problem. 


In our next edition of Art and Soul, we're joined by Jessica Webster, statewide life and culture reporter for MLive Media Group. She's also the host of "The In Crowd"  on 89.1 WEMU (heard Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm).

Spring has sprung and change is in the air. We're already salivating at all the great options being offered across southeast Michigan this summer. Check out what's going on around town.


Helder Ribeiro

Washtenaw County health officials are looking into some health complaints from residents who said they shopped at local stores where a man was allegedly contaminating unpackaged food.

I spoke with Kristen Schweighoefer, the Environmental Health Director for Washtenaw County Health.


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The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food items at three Ann Arbor grocery stores.

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The FBI says they have "some promising leads" in a food tampering incident at an Ann Arbor Whole Foods.

 

Roger Rayle / Scio Citizens for Safe Water

Local citizens and scientists have amassed large amounts of information on Ann Arbor’s 1,4-Dioxane plume. Locally sourced information has been invaluable since University of Michigan student Dan Bicknell first discovered the plume.  It has continued with 23 years of data collection by Roger Rayle of Scio Residents for Safe Water.  Has the information been put to good use?  Has it informed decision-makers?  In this installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas continues her exploration of this ongoing issue. 


Duo Security

Ann Arbor-based Duo Security is getting a $2.5 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Ann Arbor Green Burial Network
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It's "Earth Day" today, and a local organization is using the day to bring attention to "green burials."   


Wendy Wright

"Barefoot in the Park" plays April 21st-24th at the Arthur Miller Theatre on the University of Michigan campus presented by the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with cast member Ellen Finch and director Wendy Wright about the production.


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Susana Bernabe-Ramirez and her sixteen-year old daughter from Washtenaw County are two undocumented immigrants who are scheduled to be deported on April 29th. 


Accessory Dwelling Unit
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Ann Arbor's planning commission will meet tonight and they will discuss a zoning change that could create more housing in the city. 


The Ride

Representatives from the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as "The Ride," will pass out information on service improvements.  


City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor has released its annual drinking water quality report.  Brian Steglitz is the manager of water treatment services for the city.  He says they continue to meet or exceed all state and federal regulatory requirements.  There is no issue with lead in Ann Arbor's drinking water like there is in Flint.

Jeff Irwin
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A town hall meeting will be held this evening from 6PM to 8PM in Ann Arbor to discuss the latest dioxane plume situation in the area.


Storm Drain
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Ann Arbor's city council will receive the revised 2017 fiscal year budget proposal tonight.  


Smoking
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The city of Ann Arbor could raise the age of when its residents can buy tobacco products.  


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The annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival takes place Sunday, April 17th from noon until 4:00pm

I spoke with MacKenzie Maxwell from the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor where the family fun event is taking place.


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Ann Arbor's interim city administrator will present a $370 million budget to City Council on Monday for the 2017 fiscal year.

 


Larcom City Hall
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Selection of a new city administrator in Ann Arbor is in the home stretch.


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