Ann Arbor City Council has now postponed action until their second meeting in October on proposed ordinance amendments to limit the amount of tax increment financing the Downtown Development Authority can collect.
Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
The University’s fall 2013 freshman class of 2,872 tops Eastern’s previous all-time record of 2,854, set in 1999, and represents an increase of 43 percent or 864 students over the last three years, according to final fall enrollment figures.
No other public university in Michigan has seen its freshman population grow so significantly over the last three years.
EMU leads Michigan in freshman enrollment growth over last three years by Geoff Larcom, Published September 17, 2013 YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's office has a new community outreach tool - an online video series called "Beyond the Badge". WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke about it with Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement for the sheriff's office.
Eastern Michigan University professor Phillip Arrington's novel "The Serpent's Sage" has been released through Smashwords and Amazon.com. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Dr. Arrington about is novel, and his decision to take the self-publishing route with it.
Would you be surprised to know that pesticides are being sprayed around you and your neighborhood? Michigan residents could soon be notified when pesticides have been applied near their properties with new right-to-know legislation.
In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, WEMU's David Fair talks with Ann Arbor State Representative Jeff Irwin about House Bill 4841.
The 53rd District Democrat seeks to pass into law a measure that would give all residents of Michigan the opportunity to register with the State of Michigan, and be notified when pesticides are being used near their property. Right-to-Know pesticide legislation is the focus on this installment of WEMU's weekly feature, Issues of the Environment.
Some good news for those who regularly park in downtown Ann Arbor. Parking rates are going to hold steady, for the time being. WEMU's Andrew Cluley attended last night's Ann Arbor City Council working session. At that meeting, the Downtown Development Authority gave its annual update on the city's parking system.
The election isn't until November of 2014, but Pam Byrnes is working to make in-roads with the 7th Congressional District constituency now. The former Democratic State Representative is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Tim Walberg.
As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, Byrnes yesterday wrapped up a three-day tour of the seven counties that comprise the 7th district.
There may come a time when Ann Arbor residents team together and invest in communal solar energy projects. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor officials are calling on the state to remove the barriers that prevent such projects from being developed.
The massive pile of black refinery waste that has sat alongside the banks of the Detoit River is gone. The 'Pet Coke' , as it's called, is the waste that's left after heave tar-sands oil is refine. It is not considered hazardous, but it does violate portions of the Clean Air act when it becomes airborne.
Throughout Detroit and Windsor, the airborne residue can be found throughout nearby neighborhoods.
Listen in as we focus on the effects of exposure of Pet Coke and the regulations to protect the health of the environment:
The Washtenaw County Commissioners have approve the purchase of a new case management system for the County's Trial Court. The commissioners voted eight to one last night to purchase the system for $2.3 million.
In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover Hollywood news and a look at the gamut of movies available in the area over the coming weekend.
The local foods movement continues to grow throughout the country, and it is becoming particularly prevalent in Washtenaw County. This weekend, Ann Arbor's 6th annual Homegrown Festival will take place at the site of the Farmers market in Kerrytown.
Credit Washtenaw County Department of Public Health
A map from the Environmental Health Division of the Washtenaw County Department of Public Health displays an estimated pathway of the Pall-Gelman 1,4-dioxane plume. The The contamination is said to be spreading through a system of underground streams, contaminating the groundwater in those areas.
Ann Arbor City Council has unanimously passed a resolution asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to update clean-up standards for 1,4 Dioxane Plumes.
The issue is important to the city because of the dioxane plume that started at the Pall Gelman facility west of town. City Council member Sabra Briere says the resolution is important just because it gets people thinking about the issue again.
AnnArbor.com content will move to the MLive.com online and mobile news platforms on Sept. 12, and AnnArbor.com will shut down after four years as a standalone website.
Along with that change, the twice-weekly AnnArbor.com print publication will be rebranded as The Ann Arbor News
MLive.com online and mobile news platforms on Sept. 12, and AnnArbor.com will shut down after four years as a standalone website.Along with that change, the twice-weekly AnnArbor.com print publication will be rebranded as The Ann Arbor News. The moves were announced Sept. 4 by Dan Gaydou, president of MLive Media Group.