WEMU News

WEMU Local
8:45 am
Thu January 5, 2006

Townships Threaten to Sue over Police Services Contracts

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.

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WEMU Local
8:40 am
Thu January 5, 2006

PIRGIM Wants State to Back Energy Conservation

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.

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WEMU Local
8:35 am
Thu January 5, 2006

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:47 am
Wed January 4, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, focusing on Ann Arbor's flood mitigation plans.

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WEMU Local
10:20 am
Tue January 3, 2006

EMU Again Left Out of Capital Outlays Budget

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:

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WEMU Local
7:54 am
Tue January 3, 2006

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear last week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:49 am
Thu December 22, 2005

Cinema Chat

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:

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WEMU Local
3:02 pm
Wed December 21, 2005

City Revenues Up in Fiscal 2004

Ypsilanti, MI – Auditors have given the city of Ypsilanti an early Christmas present -- a rosier financial picture for the past fiscal year. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Bob Eccles:

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WEMU Local
8:52 am
Wed December 21, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – New safety standards are in effect for the amount of arsenic in drinking water. Click on the audio icon for more information on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU:

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WEMU Local
8:28 am
Tue December 20, 2005

Approved, Rejected, Delayed

Ann Arbor, MI – Three rezoning and development plan requests came before Ann Arbor's city council Monday night. All met different fates. Click on the audio icon for details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:

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WEMU Local
9:48 am
Mon December 19, 2005

EMU WInter Commencement

Ypsilanti, MI – Long-time Eastern Michigan University Professor Dr. Gary Evans addressed graduates at Sunday's winter commencement
ceremonies at EMU. Click on the audio icon to hear Dr. Evans'speech:

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WEMU Local
8:59 am
Thu December 15, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
10:57 am
Wed December 14, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the curator of the herbareum at the University of Michigan, Dr. Tony Reznicek.

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WEMU Local
9:30 am
Thu December 8, 2005

Police Services Deadline Extended

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.

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WEMU Local
9:25 am
Thu December 8, 2005

Commissioners Certify Jail Petitions

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WEMU Local
9:19 am
Thu December 8, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Connie Baille of the Mathaei Botanical Gardens:

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WEMU Local
10:53 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Safety Forum at EMU

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WEMU Local
10:52 am
Wed December 7, 2005

EMU Roundball Doubleheader Tonight

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:

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WEMU Local
10:51 am
Wed December 7, 2005

Ypsilanti Joins Wireless Washtenaw

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:

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WEMU Local
10:54 am
Tue December 6, 2005

Ann Arbor's Future Downtown

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:

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WEMU Local
9:57 am
Fri December 2, 2005

First Friday Focus on the Environment

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:

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WEMU Local
9:50 am
Fri December 2, 2005

Higher Steel Price Bid Approved for New High School

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:

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WEMU Local
8:54 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Cinema Chat

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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WEMU Local
8:50 am
Thu December 1, 2005

Issues of the Environment

Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring State Representative Alma Wheeler-Smith:

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