Ypsilanti, MI – The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is offering four-month bridge contracts to three townships for police services. Under the bridge contracts, the communities would have to pay nearly twice as much for police services than communities that signed four-year deals. That's angered officials from Augusta, Salem, and Ypsilanti townships. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) is recommending five measures to help Michigan become less dependent on imported, non-renewable energy sources. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Pray-Harold classroom building at Eastern Michigan University is one of the largest in the state, but is in dire need of repairs and renovation. Yet again this year, EMU's request for state capital outlays funds to upgrade the building has been denied. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – Who has the critically-acclaimed movie 'Broke Back Mountain'? The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Click on the audio icon for more on that release and other new films out for the holidays, on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU:
Ypsilanti, MI – Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has extended the deadline for local governments to sign four-year contracts for police services from the Sheriff's department to the end of this month. However, leaders from several townships are asking commissioners to offer two-year contracts since details of years three and four have not been finalized. Click on the audio icon for more on this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University hosts a basketball doubleheader tonight at the Convocation Center. Click on the audio icon for a preview from WEMU's Brian Nemerovski, and tune in for the play-by-play of both games beginning at 5:45pm:
Ypsilanti, MI – The city of Ypsilanti has signed on to participate in the 'Wireless Washtenaw' project. Communities across the county are being asked to provide assets to make it more attractive for a provider to deliver free wireless internet access county-wide. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – A report looking at the future of the city of Ann Arbor's downtown has been accepted by city council. However, city officials say the report by Calthorpe Associates is only the start of the process of mapping the downtown's future. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluely:
Ypsilanti, MI – Protecting surface and groundwater in Michigan is one of the big issues facing the Michigan senate next week. Click on the audio icon to hear this month's first-Friday focus on the environment, featuring Michigan Environmental Council President Lana Pollack, and special guest Mark Schaeffer, who has personal experience with the damage large-scale groundwater withdrawals can do:
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district's board of education has approved a nearly nine-point-five million dollar bid for steel for the district's new high school. That's more than two-million dollars above original design estimates. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluely: