WEMU News

Pokemon Go
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You don't have to be a video game player to have noticed the current craze of people playing "Pokemon Go" on their cell phones.  It's had an impact on local players in the community.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Eastern Michigan University held an ice cream social to welcome its 23rd president, James Smith.


Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

Candidates for Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.


Jay Sinclair

Eastern Michigan University has extended its appeal response time to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 

 


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On this week's program Omari and I talk about the works on display in the Ann Arbor Art Center's recent "Real American" Exhibition Gallery.

Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 1 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night. 


Courtesy Photo / Diane Giannola

Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 4 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.

  

School Bus
courtesy Durham School Services

The Ann Arbor's school board will meet today, and is expected to vote on an issue regarding bus transportation.

 


Dedicated To Make A Change

The recent police-related shootings across the country have sparked conversations about race and policing in Washtenaw County.

The City of Ypsilanti recently held a public forum on the issue to determine what they need to do about it.

I spoke with Gail Wolkoff, the founder of Dedicated To Make A Change, a youth empowerment group in Ypsilanti.  She was at the forum and gives her take of the situation.

Hundreds of Ypsilanti residents filled the city’s high school auditorium Monday night for a community forum on policing and violence.

 

 

Jay Sinclair

An Eastern Michigan University alumnus has obtained legal representation after EMU refuses to provide information on the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 


Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

The Ypsilanti Police-Community Relations Black Lives Matter Task Force is meeting in hopes of hearing from the community and dive more deeply into local policy change in light of recent police shootings around the country.

I spoke with Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds about the meeting.  She says growing interest in the task force has prompted them to move it to a bigger venue to accommodate more people and let concerned citizens have a voice.


Black Lives Matter
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The public is invited to a "Police-Community Relations/Black Lives Matter Task Force meeting" tonight in Ypsilanti, which had a recent change in venue. 


Influenza vaccine
Center for Disease Control/ Wikimedia Commons

You may think it's too early to start thinking about school immunization waivers, but the Washtenaw County Health Department recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible. 

 


Yousef Rabhi

Yousef Rabhi is a Democrat running for State House in the 53rd District.  This is his submission for WEMU's 2016 edition of "Soapbox Summer."


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Ypsilanti officials announced the retirement of City Manager Ralph Lange, effective August 5.

 

Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

It's been a volatile week of citizen and police shootings that impacts everyone on all levels.

Locally, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton sent a message to his deputies and employees of the sheriff's department telling them they must remain vigilant and committed to a strong partnership between law enforcement and the community.

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University has adopted a new policy on sexual misconduct and violence on campus.

Construction Barrels
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M-14 remains closed between Miller Road and Main Street in Ann Arbor for construction.  MDOT says repairs on right on schedule.

 


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This week I sit down with Jessica and talk about pizza styles including a new one coming soon to Washtenaw County.

We discuss "Detroit Style" pizza and the new Buddy's restaurant opening soon in Pittsfield Township.


Blooms
NASA Earth Observatory

The toxic algal bloom forming in the western part of Lake Erie is expected to be smaller than last year's bloom.

City of Ann Arbor Logo
Courtesy Photo / a2gov.org

Just how long should the mayor and city council members serve in Ann Arbor?  That question will be addressed at Thursday night's Ann Arbor City Council meeting


Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

Deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office have begun Crisis Intervention Training, or CIT, to learn how to better de-escalate confrontations with civilians.

 

Ypsilanti Township

A mailing mix-up has resulted in hundreds of Ypsilanti Township voters being told to go to the wrong polling place for next month's election.

WikiCommons

Ypsilanti continues to sell city-owned vacant lots for $1,000 to help bring in tax revenue. 

 


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