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News
9:18 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Election Inspectors Needed in Ypsilanti

Bob Eccles

With the November election rapidly approaching, the city of Ypsilanti is looking to fill some election-related positions.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Environment
9:05 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Issues of the Environment

This spring's record-setting rainfall .
Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.  UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

25X25
8:53 am
Wed September 26, 2012

25X25 Campaign Comes to UofM

University of Michigan students in the Michigan Energy Club got an update on state ballot proposal number three.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
9:47 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push

www.together4ss.org
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.

Washtenaw County
12:58 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

County Considering Slight Increase in "ACT 88" Millage

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is considering a slight in increase to the agricultural and economic development act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
11:50 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars

The Ypsilanti school board discusses consolidation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Electric cars
9:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

National Plug-in Day

A wide variety of electric vehicle owners participated in National Plug-in Day in Ann Arbor and Saline on Sunday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
5:41 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

A Look At the Citizenship Check Box and Local Ballots

A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.

News
5:03 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Livonia Woman Survives Car-Train Crash

A 23-year old Livonia woman is lucky to be alive after her 2006 Ford Focus hit a train on Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor in the early morning hours.  The crash happened just south of Warren Road.  Sergeant Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says the woman's car struck the side of the freight train around 4:30 Friday morning, causing her car to be pushed into a ditch.

News
4:21 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year

ECA at EMU
Bob Eccles

Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance projects it'll have 425 area high schoolers enrolled this year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Pedstrian Safety
9:21 am
Fri September 21, 2012

"Safe Routes" Grant to make Walking Safer in Northeast Ann Arbor

A federal grant should help make it safer for students walking to Clague Middle School.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Commissioners
9:16 am
Thu September 20, 2012

County Approves Slight Tax Increase for Veterans Relief Services

Washtenaw County commissioners have increased the veterans relief tax to continue services as property tax revenues continue to decline.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

County Commissioners
9:13 am
Thu September 20, 2012

County Animal Control Cost Negotiations

County Administrator will negotiate with Humane Society of Huron Valley to continue providing animal control services.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Movies and more
9:09 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Cinema Chat

Toronto Film Festival wrap-up; Sleepwalk With Me; The Making of Steinway, Motor City Movies and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Eastern Michigan University
11:31 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Record First-Time Enrollment at EMU

Eastern Michigan University officials say they're seeing significant enrollment growth, including the biggest class of first-time students in EMU history.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Fire Department
11:28 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Residents Weigh In on Fire Department Restructuring

Ann Arbor officials are sharing information and getting feedback on a proposal to restructure fire stations in Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Environment
11:25 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Dr. Mike Shriberg has the  'pros' of the 25X25 ballot proposal facing Michigan voters in November on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Eastern Michigan University
11:21 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Regents Approve New Faculty and Clerical Contracts

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved new contracts with the school's faculty and clerical workers.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
12:23 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Housing Commission recovery plan approved by Ypsilanti City Council

Ypsilanti Housing Commission interim Executive Director Eric Temple answers questions from city council.
Bob Eccles

A recovery plan for the troubled Ypsilanti Housing Commission has been approved by city council.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

News
12:17 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Ypsilanti City Council approves agreement with Friends of the Rutherford Pool

Friends of the Rutherford Pool Chair John Weiss addresses Ypsilanti city council.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti city council last night approved an agreement that covers the re-building and operation of the Rutherford Pool.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Housing
11:40 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Council Postpones Affordable Housing Funding Plan

Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on a policy to commit the bulk of funds raised from the sale of public lands for affordable housing.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

Transportation
11:37 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Rapid Transit Connector Plan Back Before Council

Ann Arbor's city council has brought back a plan to study a possible high-capacity rapid transit connector, but has not take a final vote on the issue.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Parking
9:10 am
Mon September 17, 2012

New Parking Record Set During Art Fairs

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority saw an increase in parking revenues during this year's art fairs, and an historic afternoon.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Environment
9:00 am
Fri September 14, 2012

City to Remove Sediment from Millers Creek

Ann Arbor officials plan to remove some sediment from Millers Creek to help alleviate flooding over Geddes Road near Huron Parkway.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
9:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday

Huron River at Riverside Park
Bob Eccles

Volunteers will converge on the Huron River in Ypsilanti Sunday for a yearly cleanup effort.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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