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778 Rosie the Riveter lookalikes came together Saturday to smash the Guinness World Record requirement and make it into the history books. The Yankee Air Museum, Michigan Aerospace Foundation and Save the Bomber Plant campaign attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the "most Rosie the Riveters in one place" in October 2013.
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The events at Eastern echo those in Washington D.C. where there will be a morning re-dedication program at the King Memorial, and ringing of bells at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m., the time King began his " I Have a Dream" address 50 years ago. Stay tuned to WEMU for special coverage of the 50th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.
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Schreiber Delivers State-of-the-City Address

Mar 6, 2013
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gave his state-of-the-city address Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

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What's In A Name?

Dec 20, 2012
Bob Eccles

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has decided on a process to name the new district.  As WEMU’s Bob Eccles reports, if all goes according to plan, that name will be in place in just over one month’s time.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Mensel met with state Treasurer Andy Dillon earlier this week, seeking assistance in wiping out an operational deficit in the newly combined Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.   Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti Stays with Chamber of Commerce

Dec 19, 2012
Council members Susan Moeller and Brian Robb joined Pete Murdock in voting to leave chamber.
Bob Eccles

The city of Ypsilanti will maintain its membership in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A resolution to withdraw form the organization was defeated Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Medical Examiner Getting Help In Niswender Death Probe

Dec 18, 2012

The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's office is bringing in some additional experts to help them with the process of determining Julia Niswender's cause of death.  That's the word from Ypsilanti police, who also say they're following up on leads they've received, but can't offer any additional details.  Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide.

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the consolidated district open next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Bob Eccles

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run School Board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts open next school year. 

Funeral and Burial held for Julia Niswender

Dec 17, 2012

The investigation into how 23 yerar-old Julia Niswender died continues, as the Eastern Michigan University student is laid to rest.  A funeral service was held today for Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment last Tuesday night.  Ypsilanti police spent the weekend talking to people in the area surrounding the Peninsular Place apartments, trying to find out if anyone saw or heard anything that might be helpful to the investigation.  Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide, although the cause of her death has not yet been determined.

Mayor Has Year-End "Wish List" for Council

Dec 13, 2012

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he'd like to see city council accomplish before the year ends.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti's city council has taken the first step toward hopefully landing a four million dollar solar power generation project.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti Mayor's Year-End Wish List

Dec 5, 2012

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he's like to see city council accomplish before the end of the year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Dec 4, 2012
Bob Eccles

The school board managing both the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts met last night to take care of some business for the Ypsilanti school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

New School Board holds First Meeting

Nov 27, 2012
Bob Eccles

The new school board appointed to oversee the consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district held its first meeting Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a letter of intent with a developer who'd like to build a Family Dollar store on the city's Water Street property.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

The "Friends of the Rutherford Pool" have raised $750,ooo to rebuild the public pool used by Ypsilanti residents, but higher than expected costs mean more fundraising needs to be done.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

WISD Board Wraps Up Interviews

Nov 13, 2012
Bob Eccles

With interviews completed, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District board now faces the challenge of choosing seven people to serve on the Board of Education for the consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.

A (slight) Changing of the Guard

Nov 13, 2012
Bob Eccles

The Oath of Office was administered Monday night to one new Ypsilanti city council member and two returning council members.

Council Approve Bus Service Contract

Nov 13, 2012

Ypsilanti's city council has approved an agreement with the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to continue bus service through June of next year.  Details from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts have approved consolidation of the districts.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel discusses what's next with WEMU's David Fair.

Voters Approve Consolidation of School Districts

Nov 7, 2012

The consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts was approved by voters on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsi City Council Adds, Drops Housing Commissioners

Oct 31, 2012

The composition of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission is up to four members after city council last night approved the removal of a sitting commissioner and the appointment of two new commissioners. Mayor Paul Schreiber had proposed adding Tabitha Boone and Ariel Moore to the commission, but councilmember Pete Murdock was prepared to table the issue unless the mayor also agreed to remove commissioner Bernice Ethington. The Mayor usually cannot make motions, so he passed the gavel to councilmember Mike Bodary and then moved to add the two new commissioners and remove Ethington.

Pot Proposal on Ypsi Ballot

Oct 31, 2012

Ypsilanti voters will decide a ballot issue next week regarding possession of marijuana.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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