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Unemployment
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The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a general fund budget of $1.94 billion for next school year.


Alzheimer's Association

June is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  It's a disease that affects more than 5.3 million individuals in the United States, and Washtenaw County is not the exception.

 


Ann Arbor Public Schools
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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has ratified a tentative agreement with teachers, office professionals, and para-educator employees. 


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For 40 years Bob Quinn has been interested in change - Positive change.

He's a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, the author of 18 books and one of the co-founders of the University of Michigan's Center for Positive Organizations.

The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club is the focus of a documentary called "Love, Life, & Loss" airing tonight on Detroit Public Television.

The film focuses on the club's efforts to get people talking about race relations and social justice by pairing orchestral music with the reported last words of 7 unarmed black men that were shot to death.

Mountain Bike Trail
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A five-mile loop of a new mountain biking trail opens in Chelsea with a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony today. 


Jorge Avellan

An Ypsilanti Kroger store re-opened on June 15th, and its improvements are expected to help the local economy. 

 


Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
Courtesy Photo / a2dda.org

Ann Arbor's South University Area is getting some improvements.   

Jeff Irwin
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The mass shooting in Orlando has once again brought the issue of gun control to the fore.   


Ford
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The Ford Motor Company is trying to help match local veterans with meaningful jobs.  

Kiwanis & CKI Bike for Babies: Eliminate MNT

An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.

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The Ypsilanti Board of Education has asked the district to review more than a dozen teacher layoffs planned for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council is set to approve a new budget next week.  

 

Jorge Avellan

A press conference was held at Eastern Michigan University over concerns of job cuts and food quality if the administration decides to privatize its dining services.

 


The City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor talks about local reaction to the Orlando Night Club attack.

He shares his personal statement on the impact and safety of the LGBT community:


Eastern Michigan University
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Faculty, staff, and students at Eastern Michigan University want to halt a plan to privatize dining services on campus.


Musicians from across southeast Michigan will be in Ann Arbor tonight to pay tribute to the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.   

U-M Spectrum Center
University of Michigan / umich.edu

Reaction and support following the shooting that left 50 people dead inside a nightclub in Orlando is coming in many different forms in our area.   


EMU Biology Department
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University is considering the possibility of selling its Kresge Environmental Center.  Some are not happy with the news.  


Jim Toy Community Center / jimtoycenter.org

The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has left many LGBT communities across the country concerned after a gay nightclub was the target. 

 


Washtenaw County Parks & Rec
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

The Eastside Recreation Center was the topic of a community meeting last night in Ypsilanti.

 


Muslim Youth
Courtesy Photo / muslimyouth.org

A Muslim youth organization in Metro Detroit is speaking out against the violence in Orlando over the weekend.

 


Speed Limit 31 Sign
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City of Ypsilanti officials are looking for "creative ways" to get people to stop speeding through neighborhoods.


Cameron Frye

Local hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away today at the age of 88.

Known as "Mr. Hockey," he played 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time.

I spoke with Denise Ilitch about his passing.  Ilitch is a businesswoman, University of Michigan regent, and her family owns the Red Wings team.  She has met Howe many times and says she will always remember him as being very kind...

Xavier Small
Courtesy Photo / Ypsilanti Community Schools

The Ypsilanti community will gather this afternoon to remember a 14 year-old middle school student who died recently on school property.


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