The Humane Society of Huron Valley is being hailed as the Best Large Animal Shelter in the state by the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the award recognizes the shelter for having the best "save rate" in 2012.
Ann Arbor City Council will likely vote again on a controversial appointment to the Downtown Development Authority board at their next meeting. City Council took several actions connected to the appointment of Al McWilliams last night.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved replacing the alarm systems in several district buildings. Superintendent Scott Menzel maintains that most of the new systems are being installed in former Willow Run school district buildings.
This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants. The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president's plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd.
Senator Debbie Stabenow joins David Fair and Lisa Wozniak as our guest on the 1st Friday Focus on the Environment on WEMU 89.1 FM. Our topic? The Farm Bill, stalled in the House even before the government shut down.
Voters in Ann Arbor's 2nd ward will have three city council candidates to choose in November. Incumbent Jane Lumm is being challenged by Democrat Kirk Westphal and Conrad Brown of the Mixed Use Party. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, all participated in Wednesday night's candidates forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.
In the November Elections, there are three city council candidates on the in Ann Arbor's 1st ward. One has already dropped out of the race. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the remaining two candidates shared their thoughts Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area forum.
The new Regional Transit Authority that aims to link Washtenaw County with Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, now has a CEO. The RTA board met Wednesday in Ann Arbor. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board approved a contract with the current CEO of SMART, John Hertel.
Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including “L.A. Story" and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died. He was 73.
Famous from age 16, Oscar Castro-Neves toured with Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz and orchestrated music for films and TV. Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including "L.A. Story" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died.
In November, voters in Ann Arbor's fifth ward will be choosing between Incumbent councilman Mike Anglin and write-in candidate Tom Partridge. The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area had both participate in a candidate forum last night. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.
The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area hosted candidate forums for those running in contested races for Ann Arbor City Council. In the 3rd Ward, Stephen Kunselman is facing a challenge from someone who helped get him elected four years ago.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Sam Devarti is challenging the Incumbent for the seat, but the forum revealed that the candidates are in agreement on many of the issues.
The Ann Arbor-based World Animal Awareness Society recently completed a census of the stray dog population in the city of Detroit. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with WA2S Executive Director Tom McPhee about the effort.
Pianos will be out in full force on the sidewalks of Ypsilanti starting September 20 thru October 8 in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, downtown area on Michigan Avenue, and Tower Inn Cafe at 701 W. Cross Street. The pianos will be placed on the sidewalks at various locations and be available for all to play during business hours.
When: September 20 - Oct 8 2013 Where: Ypsilanti's Depot Town, Downtown, and West Cross Pianos will be out in full force on the sidewalks of Ypsilanti starting September 20 thru October 8 in Ypsilanti's Depot Town, downtown area on Michigan Avenue, and Tower Inn Cafe at 701 W. Cross Street.
J. Bradley Moore & Associates Architects have scheduled a citizen participation meeting to discuss a revision to the apartment project called 624 Church Street, which is proposed to be located next to and partially above the existing Pizza House restaurant. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm at the Pizza House restaurant at 618 Church Street. This meeting is held as part of the process of submitting the project to the City for formal site plan approval.
The Ann Arbor City Planning Division provides expertise and information to advise and guide public and private community decision makers in achieving the best possible development, redevelopment, improvements and preservation for the benefit of the people who live in, work in and visit the city. Upcoming Citizen Participation Meeting J.