Washtenaw

I Voted Sticker
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If you want to vote in the Michigan primary presidential election in March, you have until February 8th to register.

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  A new pipeline will be constructed through several Washtenaw County townships this year. In fact, initial work is to begin in a few weeks time. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," we talk with the President of Marketing Resource Group, Tom Shields, who serves as spokesperson for Wolverine Pipeline Company.  


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The Washtenaw County Department of Elections is encouraging residents to sign-up to be an election inspector. 


University Research Corridor
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The University Research Corridor alliance, which includes the University of Michigan, had a big economic impact in our state in 2014.


Health Insurance Marketplace
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If you don't have medical coverage and need it, this Sunday, January 31st, is the deadline to sign up through the Health Insurance Marketplace.


Michael Finney
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The former president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark has a new position now-- finding jobs for the mostly unemployable.


City of Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.

 


Washtenaw County Seal
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Washtenaw County officials are narrowing down their search for a new county administrator.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners tonight will hold its first meeting of the year.  The board will discuss possible changes to how future commission meetings will be conducted.  


Happy 2016
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2016 is just around the corner, and many of us have made New Year's resolutions.  So, why not make a few changes that could benefit the environment?  WEMU's David Fair speaks to Mackenzie Maxwell, Environmental Educator for the Ecology Center, who offers some ecologically sound New Year's resolutions.


Washtenaw County Road Commission Logo
Washtenaw County Road Commission / wcrc.org

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is warning residents to avoid a few streets and bridges as we head into winter.  


Midnight Blue
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As you can imagine, there are many traditions during the holiday season that people take part in.  An  a cappella group from the University of Michigan is keeping one alive by caroling.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.


Bob Eccles

School, in and of itself, can be hard enough. How difficult must it be for children who are homeless? It's a question that more children in Washtenaw County have to answer than you might think. The Washtenaw Intermediate School District last year helped make sure more than 1,300 students classified as homeless were able to attend classes. 

As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the WISD's Education Project for Homeless Youth is now gearing up for a new academic year.