Ann Arbor

A2 City Council
10:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Ann Arbor DDA Ordinances Postponed

A decision on ordinances effecting the way the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority operates has been postponed until September. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night voted unanimously to delay consideration of the issues.

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Movies and more
8:49 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Jewish Film Festival, The Great Gatsby in 3D and more!

Credit The Michigan Theater

Film festivals galore, including Cinetopia, Jewish Film Festival; Iron Man 3, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.


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Transportation
8:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Commuter Challenge Underway

Ann Arbor's Commuter Challenge is underway, encouraging  the use of alternative transportation methods to get to work in Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:44 am
Fri April 26, 2013

The Green Room: 35 years of Recycle Ann Arbor

From a half-dozen college students with a beat up truck to a major business, Barbara Lucas traces the 35 year history of Recycle Ann Arbor on The Green Room from WEMU.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:43 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cutting A2 Schools $8.7 Million Deficit

Ann Arbor public schools superintendent Pat Green's proposed budget cuts of $8.7 million for next school year include a reduction of 75 employees.  It's the starting point for budget discussions, as we hear from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Guidelines Set for Superintendent Search

The Ann Arbor school board has approved the timeline, salary range, profile, and advertising strategy it will use in finding the district's next superintendent.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:37 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Board Begins Planning for New Superintendent

Less than a week after Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Pat Green announced her retirement, the school board has begun planning how it will find the next superintendent.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the board's developing search strategy.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Long Meeting Forces Council to Delay Action on DDA

After a pair of lengthy public hearings, Ann Arbor's city council postponed votes on a majority of action items at Monday night's meeting.  Council made the unusual move  after it was unable to get a six vote majority on several votes relating to ordinance amendments impacting the Downtown Development Authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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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

Credit Deep Blue Pictures, LLC

"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

Credit Creative Commons

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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