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Whitmore Lake considers Dexter Community as a new annexation partner.

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ACLU of Michigan stipulates how they think the cameras should be used, and for how long the footage is archived.

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State Senate approves increasing penalties for coercing abortion

Coercing someone to have an abortion would carry tougher penalties under bills approved by the state Senate on Thursday. The crime could result in criminal penalties under Senate Bills 1156 and 1157.

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State Legislature getting ready to hammer out compromise on road funding

The state Legislature is taking steps to hammer out a road funding compromise in the final days of its 2014 session.

The House and Senate passed plans that are drastically different. The Senate approved legislation that would essentially double the state's gas tax to pay for road improvements. The House plan would divert revenues from schools and local governments and would not raise any taxes.

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It's all about the playwright at Ann Arbor's newest theater non-profit. 


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A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

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Award season is getting underway in the film industry, and some surprising titles are getting attention. In this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat', David fair and Russ Collins provide the news from Hollywood and cover the movies opening for you this weekend.

  

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Detroit officially exits bankruptcy

At the stroke of midnight, the city of Detroit officially exits of bankruptcy. Governor Rick Snyder has signed the order terminating the city’s emergency manager, and officially transferring control to the mayor and the city council.

The action is something of a formality since Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has had control over most day-to-day operations for months now.

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The Ann Arbor School Board says goodbye to over 20 years of experience tonight.  


Digital Inclusion
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A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 


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Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 


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Humans and Coyotes are more frequently inhabiting the same space. Studies are underway to explore the lives of near-urban coyotes and our ability to co-habitate.  

In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' you'll hear from Wayne State University Researcher Bill Dodge. 


Congress is halfway toward extending the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for another five years.  The U.S. House has approved the legislation that authorizes funding the initiative at $300-million a year.

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Film credit extension heads to Gov. Snyder's desk

Gov. Rick Snyder will decide whether to extend Michigan's film credit program through 2021.

The incentives are currently set to expire in 2017. The state Senate gave final legislative approval to the extension Tuesday morning with bipartisan support.

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Ban on student athlete unions clears state House

Student athletes at Michigan's public universities would be banned from unionizing under a bill approved by the state House on Tuesday. House Bill 6074 passed on a party-line vote.

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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 


Water
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The federal government and area farmers could help improve the quality of water flowing through area rivers and streams. 


Coltrane
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This week, we'll see the 50th anniversary of a sacred day for many music fans. On December 9, 1964, the John Coltrane quartet recorded the album "A Love Supreme." I call it a sacred day for music fans, not just jazz fans, because for people across musical boundaries and cultures, Santana, Bono, Joni Mitchell, Steve Rice, Bootsy Collins and Scott-Heron, hearing "A Love Supreme" was a revelation.

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Snyder: House transit plan not sufficient

Governor Rick Snyder says a plan adopted by the state House to shift sales taxes collected on fuel sales to roads won’t work. He says that could rob schools and local governments of money they need to operate.

EMU Board of Regents Protest
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Despite objections from many in the Eastern Michigan University community, a partnership with the controversial statewide school district designed to turn-around the worst schools in Michigan will continue.  


No Smoking Sign At Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University students, staff, and visitors will have to leave campus to use tobacco starting next summer. 


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People upset with the recent eviction of residents of a homeless camp at the end of Burton Road in Ann Arbor are launching a campaign to recall City Council member Stephen Kunselman.

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