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Ann Arbor Skate Park Project
2:37 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Skate Park Construction Timeline

Ann Arbor officials expect to start construction of the city's skatepark early next spring.  

Property taxes
10:07 am
Thu March 22, 2012

District to Refinance Bonds

Property owners in Ann Arbor may see some savings as the Ann Arbor school district attempts to refinance the 2004 school building and site bonds.

Disaster relief
10:05 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Faith Group Helping Victims of Dexter Tornado

The organization Faith in Action is helping to collect donated food and non-food items for victims of last Thursday's tornado in Dexter.

Local Government
1:55 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Housing Commission Employee May Have Been Paid While Jailed

Ypsilanti's city council wants to know whether an employee of the city's housing commission was improperly paid while behind bars, and if so, who knew about it.

Education
1:52 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Ypsilanti-Willow Run Districts May Consolidate

A task force is recommending that the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts consolidate.  Issue would be put to voters after details are worked out.

Environment
8:32 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Council Opposes Yard Waste Legislation

Ann Arbor's city council is on record in opposition to state legislation that would reverse a ban on putting yard waste in landfills.

Disaster relief
8:30 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Putting Lives Back Together in Dexter

The mission of the American Red Cross is evolving as cleanup continues in Dexter following last Thursday's tornado.

Education
2:49 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

New Plan for Eliminating A2 Schools Achivement Gap

Ann Arbor school district officials have given the school board details on a new plan to eliminate the district's achievement gap.

Breaking: donate
10:14 am
Wed March 14, 2012

WEMU Pledge Drive

Environment
9:12 am
Wed March 14, 2012

DTE to Clean Up Former Coal Gassification Site

DTE Energy expects to do an environmental cleanup later this year at former gassification site near the Huron river.

Environment
9:09 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Building rain gardens to protect our rivers and streams.  Susan Bryan from the Washtenaw Water Resource Commissioner's office is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Public Affairs
10:33 am
Tue March 13, 2012

The Lynn Rivers Show

Presidential campaigns and health care.

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Education
9:16 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Facing Huge Budget Deficit

Ypsilanti's school board received some stark enrollment and budget projections Monday night.

Public Safety
9:14 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Chief Details Plan for Cutting Number of Fire Stations

Ann Arbor's fire chief says station reduction plan will result in more firefighters at each remaining station.

Public Safety
9:12 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Search Process Underway for New Ann Arbor Police Chief

Ann Arbor's city administrator is moving forward with the process of finding a permanent replacement for retiring police chief Barnett Jones.

Ann Arbor Parking
1:33 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

What to Do With Five City-Owned Parking Lots?

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority has an online survey to help get more input on what should be done with five city-owned lots.  

Local Government
9:25 am
Thu March 8, 2012

County Board Approves Reorganization

Proposed restructuring of Washtenaw County's administration, finance, information technology, and facilities managment expected to save more than 300-thousand dollars a year. 

Education
9:22 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Reserves Tapped to Balance District Budget

The Ann Arbor school district  dipped into its fund equity by nearly one million dollars durng the second quarter of its fiscal year.

Movies and more
9:19 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Cinema Chat

Oscar nominees and winners opening downtown; new releases at the cineplexes, special screenings, and an Ann Arbor Film Festival preview on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Local Elections
1:58 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Income Tax and Millage Public Forums

The city of Ypsilanti has scheduled a series of community presentations to offer information on the income tax and Water Street debt millage that go before voters in May.

Transportation
9:21 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Ann Arbor Gearing Up for Major Road Work

Ann Arbor's city council has approved an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of Dexter Avenue.

Environment
9:18 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Issues of the Environment

There's an incredible amount of waste in the production and delivery of food in America.  Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Transportation
9:18 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Council Approves Transit Framework Agreement

After several delays, Ann Arbor's city council has approved a four-party agreement that serves as a framework toward creating a county-wide transit agency.

Health Care
9:43 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Health Care Reform Helps Small Businesses

Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti Regional Chamber forum spells out benefits for small businesses under the affordable care act.

Environment
9:39 am
Fri March 2, 2012

First Friday Focus on the Environment

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Governor Snyder's budget proposals and how they might impact the health of Michigan's environment.

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