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Ann Arbor's greenbelt program now has over six square miles of farmland and open space preserved within an hour of the downtown area.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

  Ann Arbor public school administrators shared an update of the district's strategic plan with the school board Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

  The Ann Arbor school board is going to form a  sub-committee to gather information and consider changes to the district's contracting policy.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor public schools wil be close Monday, so the district is celebrating Martin Luther King day with events today.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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The Ann Arbor school board has again elected Deb Mexicotte to serve as board President.  The board also tweaked a couple of policies at its organizational meeting Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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With many people receiving new electronics over the holidays, the question becomes what to do with old devices. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the US.  

If the item is still relatively new, it is possible to sell the item on eBay or elsewhere. But, environmentalists hope that the old items won’t just end up in the trash.

AATA Service Changes

Jan 4, 2013

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is making some service changes later this month, including an increase in peak hour service on one of the routes between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.  Hear more on the changes from WEMU's  Andrew Cluley.

Even with temperatures below freezing and snow on the ground,  some of Ann Arbor's downtown workers will continue to bicycle, walk, or take the bus to work.  They're competing in the Conquer the Cold Winter Commuting Challenge throughout January.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The final numbers won't be in for a couple of weeks, but local businesses appear to have done well in 2012.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor officials say they'll work with residents as tougher street parking rules are enforced.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The majority of community members at the "connecting William Street" meeting Wednesday night raised concerns about the amount of - or lack of - green space in downtown Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's city council has approved an ambitious climate action plan.   Local architect and chair of the Ann Arbor energy commission, Wayne Appleyard,  has been at the center of the construct of the Climate Action plan, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Council Adopts Climate Action Plan

Dec 18, 2012

Ann Arbor's city council has adopted the city's climate action plan, and approved a resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gasses under the clean air act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a pair of grant applications to turn a portion of city-owned property into the first piece of the Allen Park Greenway.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Downtown Ann Arbor Dressed for the Holidays

Dec 14, 2012

As shoppers continue making holiday purchases, downtown Ann Arbor is dressed for the season, and there could be even more festive lights next year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

As the Ann Arbor school district addresses an expected 17 million dollar budget shortfall next year, the school board is planning a new budget campaign.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

A2 Connector Study Continues

Dec 12, 2012

Groups interested in transit along a corridor from northeast Ann Arbor through town to the Briarwood Mall area have wrapped up two days of getting feedback at locations along the route.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution asking state lawmakers and Governor Snyder to take Washtenaw County out of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority approved in Lansing last week.  Hear more fromWEMU's Andrew Cluley.

During a retreat held Monday night, Ann Arbor's city council worked with an outside facilitator to outline top problems facing the city over the next two years.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

A landmark Ann Arbor restaurant is looking for a new location for next summer.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the expected move of Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burgers.

Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority officials shared the draft recommendations for the connecting William Street project at a meeting on Wednesday.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.

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Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation along with flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder Ed Sarath sit down with Linda Yohn of WEMU to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.

Ann Arbor's city council is following up on noise complaints from residents living near construction sites.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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