Ypsilanti, MI – The latest in a series of town hall meetings on Ypsilanti's financial future was held Tuesday night. The focus this time was the relationship between the city and Eastern Michigan University. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – Great Lakes protection; water diversions, and limits on groundwater withdrawals. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Ann Arbor State Senator Liz Brater:
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has established a broad-based committee to find a suitable location for the district's new school bus garage. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Coming off of two straight agonizing losses before last Saturday's game against Ball State, Eastern Michigan coach Jeff Genyk was worried his team starting slowly against the Cardinals.
Midway through the game, his team led 22-0.
"I was very proud of how our players came out after heartbreaking losses to Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan," Genyk said. "Those players could have come out and not played hard. We came out very hard."
Ann Arbor, MI – A broken pipe at the old Y-M-C-A building in Ann Arbor has led to more than 80 residents being put up in a motel at city expense. Thursday night, Ann Arbor's city council committed to spending more than 150-thousand dollars on the situation through the end of this year. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:
Washtenaw County, MI – *Please note these results from Tuesday's elections are unofficial*
ANN ARBOR: Voters rejected a two-year, half-mil levy for removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. 56 percent voted "no". Democrats Stephen Rapundalo, Leigh Greden, and Marcia Higgins were elected to city council.
SALINE: Glenn Law, Alica Ping, and Theresa Sibo won city council seats.
CHELSEA: Anne Feeney won another term as Mayor; Frank Hammer and Cheri Albertson won seats on city council.
Many of Eastern Michigan's goals for this football season can be measured tangibly.
So when two of the Eagles' most attainable benchmarks--winning the Michigan MAC Championship and finishing the season with a winning record--slipped out of reach after Saturday's 44-36 loss to Western Michigan, the team was forced to revise its aspirations.
Ann Arbor, MI – Citizens in Ann Arbor are being asked to approve a half-mil, two-year tax to pay for the removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. Click on the audio icon for more on the issue from WEMU's Andrew Cluley:
Washtenaw County, MI – Outside the city of Ann Arbor, there are some intersting issues on Tuesday's ballot, including city council, library, and school board races. Click on the audio icon for more from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor celebrates its 35th anniversary with Robert Kennedy Jr. at the Michigan Theater on Tuesday. Click on the audio icon to hear more about the history and work of the Ecology Center.
Ypsilanti, MI – America has the safest food supply in the world...or does it? Factory farms and large scale food production operations make it nearly impossible to know what's really in our food or where it comes from. Find out what you need to know by clicking on the audio icon for this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – New York Times journalist David Kirby is the author of "Evidence of Harm", examining the potential health threats posed by compounds used in vaccines. Click on the audio icon for more from Kirby's interview with WEMU's David Fair:
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Mayor is asking residents to contact state senators, urging them to approve an increase in the amount of money the state pays the city for providing fire protection for Eastern Michigan University. Click on the audio icon for more on the story from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
For college football coaches, close losses are never as simple as they seem.
Even Eastern Michigan's 24-23 loss to Miami (Ohio) Saturday could not be solely blamed on the Eagles' missed extra point with 13 seconds left.
"Coming off the field, there was tremendous disappointment," EMU head coach Jeff Genyk said Monday. "However, by and large, we played well. That was probably our best game. I think about ten plays (determined the outcome)."
Jeff Genyk's Eastern Michigan Eagles have scored just one touchdown in the last ten quarters. His quarterback is still hobbled by a bruised ankle that severely reduces EMU's offensive versatility. Yet Genyk's biggest worry heading into Saturday's game against Miami (Ohio) is his team's mental state.