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.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority. Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor Housing Commission officials continue to look into converting public housing to voucher-based projects with private funding for reinvestment in the properties. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The University of Michigan already has a bike rental program, but talks continue on a bike sharing program that would include Ann Arbor, the UofM, and other organizations. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
With the city of Ann Arbor trying to find a good way to fill all the major gaps in city sidewalks, one key stretch of roadway without a safe pedestrian route may soon have one thanks to a unique agreement. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Ann Arbor Connector project is focused on determining new transit options for a boomerang-shaped area that extends from northeast Ann Arbor, down through the area along Fuller Road where the city is planning a new train and bus station near the U-M medical complex, through Central Campus and downtown, and then south along State Street to Briarwood Mall and I-94.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority says it received good community input last month on a possible connector service running from Plymouth Road and US-23 through downtown and out to State Street and I-94. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Greenbelt program is an innovative land preservation program that has protected almost 2,000 acres of farmland and open space surrounding the City of Ann Arbor, and has leveraged over $12 million through grants, landowner donations, and other locally funded programs.
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Metro-Dispatch provides police dispatching services for the Sheriff's Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Area Metro Parks Police, Michigan State Police, Northfield Township Police and the Ypsilanti Police Department, while providing non-emergency and emergency 911 services to the citizens of Washtenaw County. On average, Metro Dispatch handles in excess of 1000 emergency and non-emergency calls every day.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.