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Former WXYZ-TV Channel 7 anchor and Detroit news legend, Bill Bonds, passed away last weekend.  WEMU remembers him as the dominant force that he was in Southeast Michigan for nearly thirty years.  Today he will be memorialized fondly as he is laid to rest.  

I had an opportunity to sit down with a longtime coworker of Mr. Bonds, Eastern Michigan University's VP for Communications Walter Kraft, to talk about his life and legacy.


Bob Eccles

A new brownfield plan could help Ypsilanti attract developers to the Water Street project.


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council is back to full strength. 


Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

As lawmakers in Lansing debate how to fix the state's roads, a casualty could be plans to expand public transit options in Washtenaw County. 

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority plans to increase service by 44 percent over the next five years, thanks largely to the transit millage approved by voters this year. Those plans could be in jeopardy if the road funding plan approved by the house goes forward. It would cost the AAATA nearly $2 million annually.

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Activating the circuitry of the Amygdala may be the key to help battle addictions.

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City of Ann Arbor plans to issue 86 body-worn cameras to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

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The Red Thumb Reminder is designed to keep drivers from texting while behind the wheel.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources cautions against knee-jerk solutions to curbing wildlife populations.

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The west side of downtown Ann Arbor may see a new trail, thanks to a group of University of Michigan graduate students.

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Residents will no longer need to face flooding and frequent repairs.

As the investigation into what happened continues, Ann Arbor officials release the names of the officers involved.

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Whitmore Lake considers Dexter Community as a new annexation partner.

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ACLU of Michigan stipulates how they think the cameras should be used, and for how long the footage is archived.

Theatre Nova
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It's all about the playwright at Ann Arbor's newest theater non-profit. 


Eastern Michigan University

A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

Ann Arbor Public Schools
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The Ann Arbor School Board says goodbye to over 20 years of experience tonight.  


Digital Inclusion
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A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 


Kids using computers
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Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 


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Congress is halfway toward extending the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for another five years.  The U.S. House has approved the legislation that authorizes funding the initiative at $300-million a year.

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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 


Water
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The federal government and area farmers could help improve the quality of water flowing through area rivers and streams. 


EMU Board of Regents Protest
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Despite objections from many in the Eastern Michigan University community, a partnership with the controversial statewide school district designed to turn-around the worst schools in Michigan will continue.  


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