Bob Eccles

Government
9:33 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Ann Arbor City Council Incumbents Meet Challengers in Candidates Forum

Third ward candidates Julie Grand (l) and incumbent Stephen Kunselman.
Credit Bob Eccles

Two Democratic Ann Arbor City Council members face primary election challenges on August 6th. In the 3rd Ward, Incumbent Stephen Kunselman is being challenged by Julie Grand. In the 4th Ward, John Eaton seeks to unseat Marcia Higgins, and advance to the November General Election. The candidates met Wednesday night  in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area. WEMU's Bob Eccles was there and has this report.

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Government
7:27 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Ypsilanti Moves Closer To Creation of Special Assessment for Street Lights

Ypsilanti City Council last night took another step toward creation of a special assessment district to help pay for street light replacement. WEMU's Bob Eccles was there.

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Environment
8:02 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Insects Threaten Michigan Hemlock Trees, May Face Similar Fate as Ash Trees

Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), commonly abbreviated as HWA, is a true bug native to East Asia that feeds by sucking sap from hemlock and spruce trees.
Credit Agricultural Experiment Station / © Bugwood.org / CC-BY-3.0-US

Hemlock trees in Michigan face an insect threat similar to the bug that wiped out most of the state's ash trees.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story. 

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Unfied School Board
6:56 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Unified School Board Discusses Naming Rights for District Facilities

The Unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board last night talked about setting guidelines for naming Ypsilanti Community Schools facilities.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the details

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News
7:58 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

News
8:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Ypsilanti Housing Commission "Essentially Fired"

Ypsilanti City Councilmember Pete Murdock.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council has decided to essentially fire the city's housing commission. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more on the action taken by council Tuesday night.