WEMU News

Chuck Warpehoski
Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

Ann Arbor's city council will have a working session tonight.


EMU Regents EAA
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

The response to the water crisis in Flint is growing on a daily basis. In this month's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment, Lisa Wozniak talks with a scientist who is working at short and long term solutions from the center of the crisis.  Marty Kauffman is a Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, specializing in water resources, urban groundwater contamination and sustainable systems. 


Tires
WikiCommons / wikipedia.org

Ypsilanti Township is encouraging residents to properly dispose of their old tires to not harm the environment. 


Youtube/ Screenshot

A controversial men’s rights group planned to meet in downtown Ann Arbor tomorrow night until a sudden cancelation by the group’s founder.

EMU EAA
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

A day after Eastern Michigan University faculty passed a no confidence resolution in the Board of Regents (BOR), Republican state lawmakers say the EAA will soon be dissolved.

 

 

 


I Voted Sticker
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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

Amanda Leclaire / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.

 


 

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Ypsilanti has a rich history when it comes to the Underground Railroad.  A history you can learn more about during Black History Month.  Here is a quick glimpse of it. 


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, and mental health care will be a main topic.


David Rutledge
Courtesy Photo / housedems.com

  

A state legislator from Washtenaw County is advocating a revisit of the emergency manager law after Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s resignation announcement Tuesday morning.


Water Faucet
Steve Johnson / flickr.com

The ongoing Flint water crisis is causing many people to take a closer look at where their water comes from.  

EMU EAA
Amanda LeClaire / 89.1 WEMU

The issue for faculty is the school’s continuing partnership with the Education Achievement Authority. In December 2014, EMU Regents said they would withdraw from the EAA if a faculty review found the district had failed to improve.


www.michigan.gov

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


The Stream From NPR: Iowa Caucuses Edition

Feb 1, 2016
IOWA CAUCUS
WIN MCNAMEE / GETTY IMAGES

The Stream will bring you live news, photos and analysis from NPR's political team on the ground in Iowa and in Washington, D.C. It will open at 4 p.m. ET and be updated all night.

Iowa Caucus
DonkeyHotey / flickr.com

The Iowa Caucus is taking place today, so WEMU spoke to political expert Edward Sidlow from Eastern Michigan University about how it could impact Michigan.


No Smoking
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The smoking ban in Ann Arbor is expanding to include more parks.

Sexual Assault Protester
Women's eNews / flickr.com

Today begins "Sexual Assault Prevention Week" on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


University Research Corridor
Courtesy Photo / urcmich.org

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


Eastern Michigan University has joined the drive to help Flint residents.

 

 


  Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 13 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.”

 Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).    

Courtesy photo / www.criminaldefendant.com

State Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etue have announced that $1.7 million will go toward processing Michigan's nearly 2,000 untested rape kits. Law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County are responsible for more than 100 of them.

 

 


Scott Bauer / USDA

The city of Ann Arbor has been forced to release numbers on how many deer have been killed as part of a cull to control their population. 


Health Insurance Marketplace
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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.


Huron Valley Humane Society

 A second lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ann Arbor for allowing USDA sharpshooters to kill deer for population control this winter.  Meanwhile, groups continue to work to stop the cull.

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