Name Choices Down to Three for New District

Jan 24, 2013

  A committee has identified the top three choices for a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

City Approves Sidetrack Tax Abatement

Jan 23, 2013

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a tax break to help with renovation and expansion of the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

Residents Share Thoughts On Superintendent Qualties

Jan 17, 2013
Bob Eccles

Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Bob Eccles

A handful of names for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district surfaced as favorites at a public forum last night.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

Jan 11, 2013

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has approved a technology audit.  Hear more on the audit's findings from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

The city of Ypsilanti is the first community enrolled in the Better Buildings for Michigan program to reach 200 homes that have had an energy audit through the program.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Investigators say they're still waiting for toxicology results, forensic laboratory analysis and a final autopsy report as they continue their investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender.  Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment about a month ago.  Her death is being investigated as a homicide.  Police say they continue to "investigate and interview a number of subjects", and are working closely with Niswender's family.  Anyone with information that could be useful to investigators is urged to call Detective Sgt.

Council Sets Goals for 2013

Jan 4, 2013
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's city council has set its list of priorities for 2013.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details on council's goal-setting session.

New Name Needed for New District

Jan 3, 2013

Now's your chance to suggest a name for the new unified Ypsilanti and Willow Run School district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.