Ann Arbor

Irwin Praises New Rules On Dioxane In Michigan

Mar 16, 2016
State Representative Jeff Irwin
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State Representative Jeff Irwin is praising a new rule that changes the acceptable levels allowed of dioxane in Michigan.  

Washtenaw County

The search for a new Washtenaw County Administrator could be the focus of Wednesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent and experimental film festival in North America.  In its 54th year, it continues to impact the local economy.


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Ann Arbor City Council will host a working session tonight.  


Michigan Theater
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Spring is in the air and so is the 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins, and Ann Arbor Film Festival Executive Director Leslie Raymond preview this year's festival and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


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  More teachers may soon populate classrooms in Ann Arbor schools. It is among the topics of discussion to be held at Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting at Forsythe Middle School


WikiCommons

When looking for the right presidential candidate to vote for, many voters think about issues, such as foreign policy and employment.  But one other subject is gaining popularity.


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You may have seen the signs posted on your commute, but a major local freeway closure begins tonight. 


Saint Joseph Mercy
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Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has been named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

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Remediation of an expanding 1, 4 dioxane plume continues, but the chemical continues to slowly spread towards the Huron river. That's the topic in this month's edition of '1st Friday Focus on the Environment.'  Lisa Wozniak is Executive Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and host of the monthly feature. Her guest is 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 


Michigan Theater
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The 2016 Oscars have been handed out!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins talk Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards and preview all the movies opening this weekend.


Ann Arbor District Library
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The city of Ann Arbor is holding the next in a monthly series of sustainability forums tonight.

 


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Republican presidential candidate John Kasich canceled an in-person campaign stop this morning in Ann Arbor after having problems with his plane in New York.  Instead, he called in. 


Stephen Raiman
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Ann Arbor city council will soon be asked to pass a resolution offering support to a specific plan to reduce carbon emissions. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Ann Arbor Energy Commission member Stephen Raiman about what the 'carbon fee and dividend' plan. 


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Voters in Michigan will hit the polls next Tuesday for the presidential primary election


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The deadline to request in-district student transfers at Ann Arbor Public Schools is approaching.  


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The Bernie Sanders campaign is getting ready for next Tuesday's Michigan presidential primary election


Ann Arbor Planning Commission

A community bath house is expected to move one step closer tonight to opening in Ann Arbor.  


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Ann Arbor Public Schools will vote on expanding the district's student exchange program next fall.

 


 

College-Bound Program Kicks Off In Ypsilanti

Feb 29, 2016
The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

A program to help middle and high school students enter college kicked off this weekend.

 

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80 percent of Americans drink coffee, and global consumption is projected to rise by 25% in the next five years.  Some is sustainably-grown, some isn’t—and impacts can add up.  In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores how the price of coffee can affect far more than your wallet.  


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The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to take extra caution on the roads tonight and tomorrow.

 

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With over 150 city employees becoming eligible for retirement during the next year, the city of Ann Arbor is considering creating a workforce planning fund.


Maurita Holland / Washtenaw Citizens for Ecological Balance

Ann Arbor’s deer population is now roughly around 202 animals, according to the results of a visual survey by city employees.

 

Washtenaw County

 

Officials are increasing pressure on the state to stop a dangerous underground dioxane plume before it reaches the Huron River, Ann Arbor’s main water source.


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