washtenaw county

Washtenaw County
12:58 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

County Considering Slight Increase in "ACT 88" Millage

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is considering a slight in increase to the agricultural and economic development act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
5:41 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

A Look At the Citizenship Check Box and Local Ballots

A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.

Public Health
8:56 am
Mon September 10, 2012

One in Ten Students in Washtenaw County Avoiding Immunizations

Roughly one out of every ten students in Washtenaw County has been granted a waiver from one or more required immunizations.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Local Elections
8:33 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Recounts Produce No Changes in Washtenaw County Primary Vote

No results have changed following recounts of some  August primary elections in Washtenaw County, but some recounts could not be completed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

Disaster relief
8:51 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Local Volunteers Helping Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Red Cross volunteers from Washtenaw and Lenawee counties are answering the call for help in the wake of hurricane Isaac.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Housing
8:54 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Habitat for Humanity Increases Housing Rehab Efforts

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
Credit http://www.h4h.org/

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley continues to expand its offerings as the community deals with the lingering impact of the housing market downturn.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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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
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
3:40 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
8:43 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Veterans I-D Cards in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County officials are creating a new photo identification card to help area veterans get discounts from local businesses. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:53 am
Thu August 2, 2012

County Transit

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have signed off on a four-party agreement and Articles of Incorporation that will serve as the framework for a new, county-wide transit authority.  Even with that step forward, another action was taken that will takes the process a step backward. WEMU's Andrew Cluley explains.

Education
7:58 am
Fri July 13, 2012

County Will Run Head Start One More Year

Washtenaw County commissioners have approved  a grant

application and plan to keep the Head Start program for

one more year.

Transportation
9:29 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Another Small Step Forward For County-Wide Transit

Washtenaw County's board of commissioners approves

agreement and articles of incorporation for county-wide

transit authority.

Local Elections
9:05 am
Tue July 10, 2012

53rd District State House Primary

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin faces challenge from

Tom Partridge in August primary election.

Local Elections
9:03 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Two Democrats in Primary for New County Commission Seat

Christina Montague and Andy LaBarre address issues

in LWV forum Monday night.

Local Elections
9:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

County Will Have New Water Resources Commissioner this Fall

League of Women Voters hosts Washtenaw County

candidates forum. 

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Public Health
9:10 am
Thu July 5, 2012

West Nile Virus in Washtenaw County

Wild turkey tests positive for mosquito-borne

virus in Washtenaw County.

Homeless
9:55 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Help for Camp Take Notice Residents

Local officials working to find housing

options.

Public Health
9:53 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Dangers of Designer Drugs

Washtenaw County Public Health continues

education efforts on dangers of K-2.

Environment
9:47 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Issues of the Environment

Complete Streets role in sustainability

plan for Washtenaw County.

Public Safety
9:05 am
Tue June 12, 2012

K2 And Other "Designer Drugs" May Soon Be Outlawed

Washtenaw County moving quickly to halt sales of

so-called designer drugs like K2.

Public Health
9:44 am
Thu June 7, 2012

County Taking Action Against Synthetic Marijuana Sales

Request goes out today asking stores to stop

selling K2 and other 'designer' drugs.

Education
1:45 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

County to Continue Managing Head Start

Washtenaw County will manage Head Start program one more year.

Health Care
9:46 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Healthcare Help for Ypsilanti

Residents of Ypsilanti's "gateway community" should find it easier to gain access to healthcare options through a new program.

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