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12:35 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Manchester Village Voters Approve Bridge Replacement

Manchester-Main Street
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Main Street Bridge, over the River Raisin, to be replaced 

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WEMU News
11:59 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

David Rutledge Will Face Ed Moore In 54th District State House Race In November

Ed Moore, Republican Primary winner in 54th District State House race.

Moore wins Republican Primary for right to face off with the Incumbent Democrat. 

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WEMU News
11:29 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Dexter Township Voters Approve Two Public Safety Tax Renewals

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Nearly three-quarters of voters give thumbs up to renewal of tax levies for Police and Fire protection.  

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WEMU News
11:21 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Edmonds Wins Ypsilanti Mayoral Primary

Amanda Edmonds speaks outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Ypsilanti's Depot Town following her victory in Tusday's mayoral primary election.
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Amanda Edmonds' victory over Ypsilanti city council member Pete Murdock and community activist Tyrone Bridges in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary election means she will almost certainly replace Paul Schreiber as Mayor after the November general election.

Edmonds has no declared opponent in the fall, and outside the Sidetrack Lounge in Depot Town Tuesday evening she said she looks forward to bringing the tone of the community and the voice of the people to council.

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WEMU News
11:16 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Superior Township Voters Approve Two Tax Questions

Superior Township Hall
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Tax renewals to pay for Law Enforcement Services and Fire Protection. 

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WEMU News
11:07 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

York Township Voters Approve Tax Renewal

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Police and Fire Public Safety Services millage passes by nearly a 4-to-1 margin 

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WEMU News
10:53 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Freedom Township To Stay In Manchester Library District

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Better than 60 percent of voters turn down withdrawal question. 

Voters in Freedom township have elected to stay in the Manchester Library District.  

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WEMU News
9:42 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Election Results: Recap Of Michigan Primary Elections

 Follow up  here with Michigan Primary election results.  A recap of stories and reaction from the Washtenaw County Primary Elections is found below:

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Community
3:23 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Less Than 20 Percent Voter Turnout Expected Across Washtenaw County

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Low voter turnout expected in Washtenaw County   


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WEMU News
3:20 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Washtenaw County Voters To Decide A Dozen Ballot Proposals

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Washtenaw County voters have an even dozen ballot proposals to decide today.

Many of them are police and fire millage renewals, but Manchester Community Schools voters are also being asked to OK a bond issue and millage renewal.

A couple of library-related proposals will also be decided.  The Chelsea District Library is asking for a millage increase, while in Freedom Township, voters are being asked whether they should withdraw from the Manchester District Library. 

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Community
11:36 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Toledo, Monroe County Tap Water Safe To Drink Again

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The Water is safe again for 400,000 people in Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  Still,  affected residents shouldn't drink straight from the tap without first taking a few precautions. 


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Community
3:58 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Ann Arbor Ballot Issue Not Expected To Impact Third Ward City Council Primary

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Washtenaw County elections officials don't expect further legal challenges from an absentee ballot snafu in Ann Arbor's third ward.  A lot of work has gone into ensuring every vote can count.


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Community
3:57 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Vision For Downtown Development Authority's Role

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Ann Arbor voters take a big step towards deciding the city's next mayor Tuesday with the Democratic Primary.  Downtown is the heart of the city, but what's the vision for its future?  And what role should the Downtown Development Authority play?  


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WEMU News
3:56 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Unvaccinated Kids Could Pose Problem For Washtenaw County

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Mumps, pertussis and other diseases are a growing concern in Washtenaw County because many children haven't been vaccinated against them.

Washtenaw County places 66th out of Michigan's 84 counties for fully-vacinated children between the ages of 13 and 17.

Washtenaw County Public Health Medical Director Alice Penrose says some diseases that aren't common are starting to come back and could become a major problem.

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WEMU News
3:55 am
Mon August 4, 2014

ArborBike Bike Sharing Program Gearing Up For Fall Launch

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It's taking a little longer than expected, but the Clean Energy Coalition's ArborBike program is gearing up for a fall launch.

Nick Helmholdt is operations manager for the bike share program, which was originally targeting a June kick-off.  He says plans now call for installation of equipment the first week in September.

"We are currently targeting the 12th of September as a public launch date," Hemholdt says.

10 of the planned 14 bike sharing stations will open this fall. 

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WEMU News
3:55 am
Mon August 4, 2014

University Of Michigan Believes It Has Solved Housing Shortage

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A shortage of on-campus housing at the University of Michigan appears to have been averted.

University Housing spokesperson Peter Logan says they have started converting small lounge areas into additional rooms and are encouraging upper classmen to voluntarily move into off-campus apartments.

"We're cautiously optimistic that we have been able to identify and make spaces available for the number of incoming freshmen that we need to have," Logan says.

A record-breaking class of incoming students exceeded the school's housing projection.

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1:09 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Real Madrid Defender Nacho Suits Up In Eastern Michigan Equipment, Team Tries American Football

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Real Madrid defender José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, known as Nacho, tweeted a photo of himself donning Eagles green and white Thursday evening after soccer practice at EMU.
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YPSILNATI, MI - It looks like Eastern Michigan University has added a new international football fan. Real Madrid defender José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, known as Nacho, tweeted a photo of himself donning Eagles green and white Thursday evening after soccer practice at EMU.
Environment
8:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

1st Friday Focus on The Environment: Net-Zero Energy Buildings

Matt Grocoff
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Ann Arbor is home to one of the nation's two net-zero energy homes. Its owner is Matt Grocoff. Listen below as Michigan League of Conservation voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak talks with Matt about sustainability and moving this area, and the nation, towards a new energy future. 

  

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3:03 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week August 1-9

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Today marks the kick-off of a week dedicated to Michigan's craft beer industry, along with the local establishments that help small breweries get their product out to the public.

Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week runs through August 9th, with events planned in local bars, restaurants and retail businesses. 

Organizer Anne Drummond says this isn't a bunch of people crowding under a tent to taste-test beers - not that there's anything wrong with that. 

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Community
3:02 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Safehouse Center Launching 'Men Taking A Stand' Campaign

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Sexual assault and domestic violence remain serious problems in Washtenaw County, and Safehouse Center is preparing its upcoming "Men Taking a Stand" campaign to help stop them.


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Community
3:01 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Ann Arbor Expecting Big Economic Impact From Manchester United-Real Madrid Game

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Over 100,000 fans pack Michigan Stadium 6 or 7 Saturdays every fall.  The crowds also give the city's bars, restaurants, and hotels something to cheer about by boosting sales.


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Community
3:01 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Downtown Ann Arbor Issues May Play Role In Mayoral Primary

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Next week Ann Arbor voters take a big step towards deciding the city's next mayor with the Democratic Primary. 

Downtown is the heart of the city, but what's the vision for its future?  And what role should the Downtown Development Authority play? 


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WEMU News
3:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Red Cross Assists Ann Arbor Families Displaced By Fire

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The Red Cross has helped several families find temporary shelter after a fire Wednesday night forced them to vacate their homes.


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WEMU News
2:58 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Ypsi Art Fair Part Of First Fridays Ypsilanti Art Crawl

First Fridays Ypsilanti

Washington Street in Ypsilanti is being converted into an open air art gallery Friday and Saturday for First Fridays Ypsilanti's latest art crawl event. 


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Community
2:54 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Eastern Michigan University Football Working On Better Connecting With The Community

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Hard work and a never give up attitude are what Southeast Michigan is known for.  Eastern Michigan University's new football coach sees a lot of similarities between his team and the community. 

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