9:02 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Partially Treated Sewage Flows Into Saline River

Saline Wastewater treatment Plant
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Saline officials think their staff did a good job responding to on overflow at the wastewater treatment plant. About 29-thousand gallons of partially treated sewage got into the Saline River yesterday.  

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on partially treated sewage getting into the Saline River Tuesday.

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2:59 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Local Communities Earn 'Tree City USA' Status


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Arbor Day Foundation have given 125 communities in the state the "Tree City USA" certification for their efforts in 2013.

The program promotes proper tree management in urban areas and awareness for the economic, health and aesthetic benefits of trees.

Among the local communities receiving "Tree City USA" designation: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline and the Village of Dexter.

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1:54 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Public Meeting To Focus On Local Heroin Problem


Heroin use is rampant in Washtenaw County. The Ann Arbor Library has become a destination site for users. Overdoses are more frequent, and some of our young people are dying. A public meeting in Saline tonight aims to rally volunteers and provide information on the local war on heroin abuse.

WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

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2:25 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Saline Far From Alone in Facing Issues Around Heroin, Substance Abuse

Prescription drug abuse continues to rise
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A spike in heroin overdoses including several deaths followed by three teens being charged in the death of a Michigan State University student has turned the spotlight on Saline for drug use.  Washtenaw County officials however say the problem with heroin and other opiates is really a national epidemic. 

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9:27 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Voters Will Elect New Mayor in Saline

With Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell challenging State Representative Mark Ouimet for his 52nd district seat, the city will have a new mayor after Tuesday's election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview of the Saline mayoral race.

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