Ann Arbor

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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Local News
3:16 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Credit Bob Eccles

The boil water advisory that had been in effect for Ann Arbor's northeast side has been lifted.  The city says tests have confirmed the water is safe to use.  The advisory was put in place after the system lost pressure during routine valve maintenance.

Ann Arbor
9:10 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Tech Hub Growing in Downtown Ann Arbor

An Ann Arbor commercial real estate broker says the city has a growing tech hub downtown near the University of Michigan campus.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Transportation
8:41 am
Thu March 7, 2013

DDA Approves More Money for Go-Pass Service

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has approved spending up to an additional 57-thousand dollars on the Go-Pass and other Ann Arbor Transportation Authority services next fiscal year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Development
8:38 am
Thu March 7, 2013

DDA Opposes Changes Proposed by City Council

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority board members are speaking against a proposed city council ordinance amendment that would change the authority in several ways.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Weather
9:35 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Storm Cleanup Continues in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor officials continue to work on helping to clean up limbs and other debris that came down during last week's snow storm.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
9:28 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Briarwood Mall to Undergo Complete Renovation

Ann Arbor's Briarwood Mall
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Briarwood Mall is undergoing a complete renovation as the facility nears its 40th anniversary.  The renovation kicked off with a tile-breaking ceremony.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Site Plan Moratorium Delayed Again

Ann Arbor's city council has held off on making decision on both a moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area, and changed to the Downtown Development Authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:21 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Process Begins for Selling Former YMCA Site

Ann Arbor's city council has taken the first step that could lead to the sale of the fomer YMCA site across from the downtown library.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:52 am
Mon March 4, 2013

City Selling Bonds to Fund 'PACE' Program

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) allows property owners to save energy using a special property assessment.
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Ann Arbor businesses can tap into a new city fund to cover upfront costs for energy efficiency upgrades.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Pace Program

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

A2 City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor city staff gave an overview of of the impacts of "status quo" budgets for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to city council Monday night.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

The Green Room: Housing Choices Impact Greenhouse Gases

This week on The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines how available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, impact the level of greenhouse gasses.

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Health & Safety
1:30 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

New Book Examines Conditions for Restaurant Workers

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A new book examines the conditions for restaurant workers and how they can make eating out less healthy.  The author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" spoke at the Homegrown Local Food Summit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:52 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Delays Site Approval Moratorium

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Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on placing a six-month moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area.  Council voted unanimously to wait two weeks before making a decision on the proposed moratorium, plus a review of D-1 and D-2 zoning, and reconvening the design guidelines task force.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:48 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Postpones Action on Living Wage Ordinance

Ann Arbor's city council has tabled proposed amendments to the city's living wage ordinance and will look for proposals from one of two commissions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:29 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Turnaround for Rising Scholars Program

Ann Arbor school board members say they're frustrated with a program designed to help students who can achieve at high levels, but who may not have all of the support structures needed to reach their potential.  District officials say the "Rising Scholars" program is now headed in the right direction.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:34 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Skyline Community Wants to Keep Trimester Schedule

Skyline High School

Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture.   They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Local News
9:29 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside❘Out Coming to Ann Arbor

This spring, some classic pieces of art will be coming to downtown Ann Arbor.   It's the Detroit Institute of Art's 'Inside Out' program.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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