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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Eastern Michigan University. 


Trump Once Again Finds His Way To Michigan

Sep 30, 2016
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Donald Trump is back in Michigan today.  The Republican presidential nominee is holding a rally at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.  

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On July 21st, WEMU partnered with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and 12th District congressional representative Debbie Dingell for a public conversation on the relationship between law enforcement and the area's minority community. With over 500-people in attendance, not all questions were answered, but the panelists agreed to answer those in writing. 


A lot of attention is being focused on a Washtenaw County senior housing complex because of malfunctioning equipment in the building that has residents feeling trapped and unsafe.  But the situation is not only affecting the elderly. 


The Washtenaw Food Hub provides area farmers and food businesses with resources to get their products out to the public but also helps protect the environment.  So they're hoping the federal government renews the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act.  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell is helping with the project to restore local wetlands and prairies in Ann Arbor Township.


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It was light voter turnout for the primary elections in Washtenaw County. County elections director Ed Golembiewski had predicted 20-to-25% turnout among the more than 272,000 registered voters.  In the end, under 18% cast a ballot. 

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More than 500 people attended Thursday night's town hall forum on policing and community relations at Eastern Michigan University.  It was moderated by WEMU.  Panelists included a representative from Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. It also featured the organizers of the event, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 

WEMU held a Town Hall panel discussion on policing in our community, Thursday evening at the EMU Student Center. Led by 12th District US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, WEMU will moderate a community forum to discuss the important issues facing our residents and first responders. If you did not get the opportunity for you to add your voice to the conversation, ask questions, and raise concerns, and to focus on how we can all work together to stop the violence at 

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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell made an impassioned speech for gun control legislation during a sit-in at the U.S. House Thursday morning. / Veterans Radio

President Barack Obama has announced he will award retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles the Medal of Honor.  The award comes nearly 50-years after  the act of "conspicuous gallantry" took place. Kettles will receive the award for service in the U-S Army at the White House on July 18th. . 

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Local clerks reported high turnout and long lines in some places as voters handed Donald Trump a victory in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary, while the Democratic race went to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

EMU Students Hit The Road For Arts Advocacy Day 2016

Mar 8, 2016
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National Arts Advocacy Day is underway in Washington D.C. this week.  About two dozen students from Eastern Michigan University are at the nation's capital to learn how to be advocates for the non-profit arts sector. 

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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. 

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

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President Obama highlighted Michigan's auto industry as an example of the nation’s renewed economic strength during his final address to Congress. Representative Debbie Dingell says it’s time for the rest of America to know that Michigan is once again a world leader in automotive technology. 

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The press preview for the North American International Auto Show kicked-off today in Detroit. 

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A local congresswoman is helping Congress launch an effort to help citizens prevent cancer.

Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says she is pleased with today's US Supreme court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act. Listen to her thoughts and reaction in an interview with WEMU.

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  Patrick Campion sat down with Michigan's 12th District Representative, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, to discuss the Protecting Our Great Lakes Act and the funding deadline for the Department of Homeland Security.

Newly elected Representative for the 12th District, Debbie Dingell, took some time this morning to answer questions submitted by WEMU listeners.

Listen in as she talks about what challenges she'll face as a freshman member of Congress, gives her thoughts on global warming and gun control and shares just how big John Dingell's shoes really are.

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Debbie Dingell is going to Washington, where she'll take her husband, John's 12 Congressional District seat.

Dingell defeated Republican Terry Bowman in Tuesday's election.

Speaking live Tuesday night on WEMU, Dingell said her priorities will be Michigan's priorities.

Rosie the Riveters and Female Democrats
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Many of Michigan's top female politicians visited with three original Rosie the Riveter's today at the Yankee Air Museum.  They shared a message of hard work and a desire for equality.

The wife of Congressman John Dingell wins by wide margin over Ypsilanti Attorney Raymond Mullins

EDITOR'S NOTE: WEMU has been notified that some claims made in this interview are not factually correct.  Based on this notification, we have launched an investigation into the matter.  WEMU has verified that some of the contentions put forth by Mr. Mullins are inaccurate.  We will continue to gather information and publish our results once the investigation is complete.  For now, playback or download of the interview has been disabled.

UPDATE: 8/1/14

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