Ann Arbor

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.


M-14 Construction In Ann Arbor Will Begin In March

Feb 19, 2016
MDOT

A major construction project will soon disrupt commuters in Ann Arbor.

 

Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives / house.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gave her now annual "state of the district" address at an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday.


City of Ann Arbor

  Ann Arbor has a new police chief.  

Mikael Colville-Andersen / Flickr.com

As more residents in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County take up winter cycling, safety is becoming an even greater issue.  In this week's 'Issues of the Environment,' WEMU's David Fair and Ann Arbor Transportation Program Manager Eli Cooper discuss winter and year-round road safety and where the city is headed with its programs. 


City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor is exploring the possibility of opening another dog park. 


Chuck Warpehoski
Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

Ann Arbor's city council will have a working session tonight.


Michigan Theater
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Another Sundance Film Festival has wrapped up.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins discusses Sundance's big winners, plus other movies opening this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


Youtube/ Screenshot

A controversial men’s rights group planned to meet in downtown Ann Arbor tomorrow night until a sudden cancelation by the group’s founder.

Water Faucet
Steve Johnson / flickr.com

The ongoing Flint water crisis is causing many people to take a closer look at where their water comes from.  

No Smoking
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The smoking ban in Ann Arbor is expanding to include more parks.

“Green the Way” Report, Fall 2014: / University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Capstone

The Allen Creek Greenway is a three-mile walking and biking trail proposed to run north-south, near the railroad, through downtown Ann Arbor. The city has taken a $200,000 first step, by funding the master plan process. In this installment of 89.1 WEMU’s “The Green Room,” Barbara Lucas explores hopes and dreams for the Greenway, whose proponents say, “It’s about time!” 


Scott Bauer / USDA

The city of Ann Arbor has been forced to release numbers on how many deer have been killed as part of a cull to control their population. 


Huron Valley Humane Society

 A second lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ann Arbor for allowing USDA sharpshooters to kill deer for population control this winter.  Meanwhile, groups continue to work to stop the cull.

Home Sales In Ann Arbor Likely To Continue Rising in 2016

Jan 27, 2016
flickr.com

Home prices in Ann Arbor should continue an upward trend this year, according to the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.

 

Friday, February 5th 89.1 WEMU is proud to present The Sheila Landis Quartet at The Rush Street Nightclub for our next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz show.  Although it has been  a while since Sheila performed at one of our shows, she has a long and rich history with WEMU.  Sheila discovered her passion for jazz singing in 1973 and has been a stalwart of Detroit jazz since the 1970s.  

Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor school district was included in a number of social media threats made to schools across the country.

Ann Arbor School Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift said they take such threats very seriously and are working with local law enforcement officials and have established emergency procedures as a precaution:
 

Ann Arbor Community High School on Twitter

A Washtenaw County fundraising drive to send clean water to Flint has raised nearly $12,000.

 

 


Rape U-M
Creative Commons / ANdrewHorne

Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


Special Education
Creative Commons/ Luxamart

As teachers request grants for projects from the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation, more and more of them are asking for help with special needs education.  


Michigan Theater
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

    

Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins is away at the Sundance Film Festival.  So, Michigan Theater spokesperson Amanda Bynum stopped by the WEMU studios to talk movies and the movie business with WEMU's David Fair in this week's installment of 'Cinema Chat.'


City of Ann Arbor Logo
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.

 


Vlastula / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

As it continues to stay cold, more and more homeless people are using shelters in Washtenaw County.


Susan K. Campbell/ Humans of Ann Arbor

A beloved member of the downtown Ann Arbor community has passed away.


More than 50 local restaurants are coming together this week to celebrate Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

It's a twice-a-year celebration of Ann Arbor's dining scene in which participating businesses offer meals at fixed prices as a way to attract customers and encourage more residents to sample local cuisine.


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