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May 8th is Election Day in Washtenaw County.  The Ann Arbor Public Schools are seeking renewal of a general operating millage.  Ypsilanti Township is asking for tax support for fire department operations  and has a special election for a Parks Commission position.  As WEMU's Taylor Pinson reports, in Sharon Township, the issue is access to broadband internet service. 


Michigan Medicine

We shop online, and bank online, and now we can seek personal medical care online as well.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to a Michigan Medicine doctor about the Telehealth Program, which allows patients to get medical treatment without ever having to leave their homes.

 

James Clift
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Through the course of this week, Governor Rick Snyder has released some ambitious plans for environmental policy for his final year in office.  WEMU’s David Fair caught up with James Clift, Policy Director of the Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss the plans and whether any of it will actually make it into policy. 


Internet
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Governor Rick Snyder kicked off his week of daily announcements Monday with a focus on broadband internet access.  During the State of the State, Snyder said he would make a new announcement about infrastructure and the environment every day this week.


Great Lakes
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Governor Rick Snyder gave his final State of the State address last night.  He took the opportunity to announce a series of initiatives. 


WiFi
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Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says getting high speed internet to rural communities in Michigan is a priority for her.


Cyberbullying
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Lawmakers in Michigan say more needs to be done to fight cyberbullying.  A new bill is aimed at doing just that.


Pandora
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The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 

Dealing With Email Phishing, Viruses and More

Jan 25, 2013

WEMU's Bob Eccles recently spoke with Eastern Michigan University's Chief Information Officer Dr. Carl Powell about dealing with phishing, viruses and other hazards of the online world.