Ypsilanti Township

Donation Bins
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Community donation bins can be of service but, if left unchecked, they can cause blight and become an  environmental problem.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo about what her community is doing. 


Bee Town Ann Arbor
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Bees have always been beneficial to our ecosystem, but their numbers have declined significantly in recent years.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Eileen Dickinson, representative for the group "Bee Town Ann Arbor," about ways to protect the bee population.


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It was light voter turnout for the primary elections in Washtenaw County. County elections director Ed Golembiewski had predicted 20-to-25% turnout among the more than 272,000 registered voters.  In the end, under 18% cast a ballot. 

Willow Run
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The announced sale of property at a historic Ypsilanti Township facility will help move the community forward in many ways.


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A mailing mix-up has resulted in hundreds of Ypsilanti Township voters being told to go to the wrong polling place for next month's election.

Fireworks
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The legal period for lighting off fireworks in several local communities is over.


Washtenaw County Road Commission

Washtenaw County drivers will soon get have another roundabout to negotiate.  Its aim is to help improve safety on the road.


The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority has issued a 'boil water' advisory for a portion of the Ypsilanti Township.

Fair Housing Center
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Ypsilanti Township's housing policies are drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization.

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Candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives 54th District seat debated at Eastern Michigan University Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti Township is now accepting applications for seasonal employment.


The Ride

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority will host an informational meeting tomorrow to inform riders about changes that will be implemented soon. 


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

Local law enforcement is beefing up patrols and looking for impaired drivers now through early April.

 

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The Holmes Road neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township could soon get surveillance cameras.


Stuart Collins / Pet City Pets

A male Yorkie-Poo puppy, valued at $700, was stolen from an Ypsilanti Township pet store, and the story is gaining national attention.

Passport
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The Ypsilanti Township clerk's office will not process passport requests from now through March 11th.  


Tires
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Ypsilanti Township is encouraging residents to properly dispose of their old tires to not harm the environment. 


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'Rosie the Riveter' would be proud. The new location for the Yankee Air Museum is a step closer to opening to the public. The site? Rosie's stomping grounds at the historic, former, Willow Run Bomber plant. Jorge Avellan has the details. 


WHite Crosses
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660 white crosses have been put on display in front of the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center by the Veteran's Refuge Network. 

 

Each cross represents the number of military veterans who will commit suicide in September.  That's nearly 22 suicides each day, according to the organization.

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's plans for increased bus service continue to move forward.  The authority expanded service this summer on 19 routes, and additional enhancements are planned next summer.  The budget for the authority's fiscal year that started this week includes a focus on vital equipment purchases.


ReImagine Washtenaw
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Connecting Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Avenue is the busiest street in the county.  An effort to give this corridor a more pedestrian friendly make-over is now five years old.  Most of the progress made so far is only on paper, but is expected to produce long term results.


Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Route 46
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Taypayer funded improvements to the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority started rolling out a month ago.  


DTE Energy
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Last winter's harsh weather left many states with limited natural gas supplies.  While Michigan wasn't among them, DTE Energy says it's planning a new pipeline to ensure a Michigan never runs short of natural gas.  It's called the Nexus Pipeline and will track right through Washtenaw County.


Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Route 46
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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has rolled out its first service upgrades funded by the new transit millage.  On most routes service hours are extended, but Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township have an entirely new route. 


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Whether walking or biking, if you've ever tried to  cross the Huron Street Bridge over I-94, you know how dangerous it can be.  Those dangers have been recognized and now the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study is looking for solutions.  WATS is seeking public input for a better bridge design. 


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