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Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans’ Home

Dec 15, 2017
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A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. 


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A new, Republican candidate has entered the ring to become the next Michigan Secretary of State. 


Flint Water
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After stops and starts, the state Legislature has adopted a bill to send $100 million to Flint to replace lead pipes.  The money is from the federal government, but had to be approved by state lawmakers.

Deal Made Over Macomb County Sinkhole Funding

Apr 26, 2017
Sinkhole
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Macomb County will get money to work on a giant sinkhole. 


Michigan House of Representatives
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State lawmakers are back at the Capitol following their spring break.  One job facing them is ending a standoff over money to help Macomb County deal with a giant sinkhole. 


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The state House and Senate are playing volleyball with money to fix a sinkhole in Macomb County.


Opioids
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Governor Rick Snyder says current efforts to curb opioid abuse and addiction in Michigan aren’t working as nearly 2,000 people a year in the state die from overdoses. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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Supporters of continuing the statewide presidential ballot recount maintain the slimmest of hopes that it might resume once the Michigan Supreme Court weighs in.     


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Here are the latest results of other races that occurred in the state of Michigan.

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The day is here!  The polls are now open and will remain open until 8 o'clock tonight as voters decide the future of the country and many other local issues. 


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Voters in Washtenaw and three other counties will decide the Regional Transit Authority proposal  that, if approved, would create a mass transit system in Southeast Michigan.  Their goal is to make the region more connected and accessible. Whether that is of benefit to local businesses is a matter of opinion. 


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Donald Trump spent part of his Halloween in Michigan.  The Republican presidential candidate held rallies in Grand Rapids and the battleground area of Macomb County


Senator Tim Kaine Talks Poverty And Jobs In Detroit

Oct 19, 2016
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Senator Tim Kaine was in Detroit Tuesday.  The running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at the non-profit Focus: HOPE.


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This November, there will a new public transit plan on the ballot, which, if passed, could impact the environment.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Elizabeth Gerber, who represents Washtenaw County on the Regional Transit Authority's Board of Directors, about the new public transit millage.


Voters in Washtenaw county as well as in the Detroit area, will be voting on the expansion of mass transit in the region in this November's election. 

Lisa Barry

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan has unveiled its new master plan for a rapid public transportation system.

The proposal calls for expanding rail and bus systems and connecting Washtenaw, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties.

I talked with the Executive Director of Metro Matters and Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith about what this could mean for the community.


Gillian Ream Gainsley
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Public transportation in Washtenaw County is growing. The AAATA is expanding service beginning in May, and increased rail service may be on the horizon.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Gillian Ream Gainsley, Ypsilanti representative for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, about how these transportation methods may impact the local environment.