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Ann Arbor City Council
8:02 am
Tue August 21, 2012

A2 Arts Millage Headed to November Ballot

Ann Arbor voters will decide proposed new arts millage in November.

Pure Michigan
8:57 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Ypsilanti in the "Pure Michigan" Spotlight

The city of Ypsilanti  will be in the spotlight in a new Pure Michigan ad, and city residents can get in on the fun this Wednesday.

News
8:22 am
Fri August 17, 2012

AATA Advances County-wide Transit Measure

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
7:58 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

News
9:04 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Cinema Chat 8/16/12

Twilight

Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.

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News
8:59 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Survey

A new survey shows a majority of likely voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run are either planning on, or  thinking about, supporting a ballot measure to merge the two districts into one. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the findings of the survey.

News
8:55 am
Thu August 16, 2012

A2 Public Art Commission Supports Ballot Issue

annarbor.com

Ann Arbor's Public Art Commission has unanimously passed a resolution in support of placing a millage issue on the November ballot specifically designed to raise money for Public Art. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.

News
8:55 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Issues of the Environment 8/15/12

VegMichigan

Veganism and the environment. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment WEMU's David Fair talks with the President of "VegMichigan."

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News
8:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Ypsilanti Housing Commission "Essentially Fired"

Ypsilanti City Councilmember Pete Murdock.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council has decided to essentially fire the city's housing commission. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more on the action taken by council Tuesday night.

News
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
12:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

A2 Art Millage

Public Art-Percent for the Arts
annarbor.com

Ann Arbor's " Percent for Art" program may soon be replaced by a dedicated tax for funding public art.  WEMU's  Andrew Cluley has the details.

News
9:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Approves County-wide Transit Agreement

Ann Arbor City Council has once again signed off on a four-party agreement and revised Articles of Incorporation that will form the framework to create a new county-wide transit authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:30 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Shoots Down Potential Ballot Issue

Ann Arbor residents in November will vote on a renewal of the Parks Maintenance and Capitol Improvement millage. But, a measure supporters contend would have strengthened protections for city-owned parkland failed to win enough support to make the fall ballot. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
10:36 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Cinema Chat 8/9/12

After a week up north at the Traverse City Film Festival, Russ Collins returned to the WEMU studios and joined David Fair with plenty of Cinema Chat news!

News
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan addresses the joint Willow Run-Ypsilanti school board.
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

News
10:20 am
Thu August 9, 2012

A2 City Council Preview

Ann Arbor City Council tonight will hold a rare Thursday meeting. The primary elections on Tuesday forced council to shift its meeting this week.  It's a full agenda tonight and WEMU's Andrew Cluley has a preview.

News
9:10 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Issues of the Environment 8/7/12

This week's focus is local, sustainable and healthy food options, and the growing interest in expanding these options in Washtenaw County.

News
9:06 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ann Arbor City Council Primary Races

Ann Arbor City Council will have three new faces, after Tuesday's Democratic primary elections. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:04 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: County Commissioner

Andy Labarre last night defeated former Washtenaw County Commissioner Christina Montague in the race for the Commission's new, 7th District seat. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
3:52 am
Wed August 8, 2012

More Primary Election Results

In Dexter Township, James Drolett has won the republican primary for Supervisor, defeating Kathryn Bowring.  Drolett will face incumbent Democrat Pat Kelly in November.
    In the Dexter Township Republican primary for the Treasurer's post, Libby Brushaber has defeated Mark Wojno.  Brushaber faces no opposition in November.

    In the Republican primary for Bridgwater Township's Board of Trustees, incumbent trustee David Faust and newcomer Wes Cowden won yesterday's vote.  Both will be unopposed in November.

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News
3:47 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Augusta Township

It'll be incumbent Democrat Pete Hafler facing Republican Brian Shelby in November for Augusta Township Supervisor.  Both won their respective primaries yesterday.
    In the Augusta Township Clerk's race, incumbent Democrat Kathy Giszczak and Republican Kathleen McDonald won yesterday's primary and will square off in November.
    Challenger Linda Dew appears to have won the Democratic primary for Augusta Township Treasurer yesterday, defeating incumbent Susan Burek by less than one percent.

News
3:45 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Ballot Proposals

Overall, ballot propositions fared well in yesterday's voting in Washtenaw County.    
    Superior Township voters said 'yes' to three money issues for police and fire services, and for a fund to defend the township's master plan and zoning ordinances.
    Manchester voters approve a millage increase for fir protection services, and York Township voters said 'yes' to a millage renewal for public safety services.
    In Sylvan Township, voters approved by a scant seven vote margin a tax increase to pay off a debt obligation to Washtenaw County.

News
3:43 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Ypsilanti Township

In Ypsilanti Township, the Residents First team slate of incumbents soundly defeated the challengers from the Y-Town Future team except in the Parks Commission race.
    Brenda Stumbo is back in for another term as township supervisor;  Karen Lovejoy-Roe remains township clerk, and Larry Doe remains Township Treasurer.  

News
3:40 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: County Races

Evan Pratt has won the democratic primary to be Washtenaw County's next Water Resources Commissioner.
Pratt will face Republican Eric Sheie  in the November general election.  

In the non-incumbent 22nd circuit court race, James Fink and Carol Kuhnke were the top two vote-getters and will advance to the November ballot.

And,  in the new 7th district county commissioner democratic primary, Andy LaBarre defeated Christina Montague by a nearly two to one margin.  LaBarre will face Republican David Parker in November.

News
3:37 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: STATE HOUSE RACES

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin has won nomination for another term in yesterday's primary voting in the 53rd state house district.  Irwin will face republican John Spisak in November.
    
    In the 55th district democratic primary, Adam Zemke defeated Andrea Brown Harrison and will face republican Owen Diaz in November.

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