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Ann Arbor Development
8:38 am
Thu March 7, 2013

DDA Opposes Changes Proposed by City Council

Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority board members are speaking against a proposed city council ordinance amendment that would change the authority in several ways.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Weather
9:35 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Storm Cleanup Continues in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor officials continue to work on helping to clean up limbs and other debris that came down during last week's snow storm.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor
9:28 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Briarwood Mall to Undergo Complete Renovation

Ann Arbor's Briarwood Mall
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Briarwood Mall is undergoing a complete renovation as the facility nears its 40th anniversary.  The renovation kicked off with a tile-breaking ceremony.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Site Plan Moratorium Delayed Again

Ann Arbor's city council has held off on making decision on both a moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area, and changed to the Downtown Development Authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:21 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Process Begins for Selling Former YMCA Site

Ann Arbor's city council has taken the first step that could lead to the sale of the fomer YMCA site across from the downtown library.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
8:52 am
Mon March 4, 2013

City Selling Bonds to Fund 'PACE' Program

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) allows property owners to save energy using a special property assessment.
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Ann Arbor businesses can tap into a new city fund to cover upfront costs for energy efficiency upgrades.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Pace Program

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:25 am
Tue February 26, 2013

A2 City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor city staff gave an overview of of the impacts of "status quo" budgets for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to city council Monday night.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

The Green Room: Housing Choices Impact Greenhouse Gases

report on climate impact of housing options

This week on The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines how available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, impact the level of greenhouse gasses.

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Health & Safety
1:30 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

New Book Examines Conditions for Restaurant Workers

Credit Creative Commons- Renee S.

A new book examines the conditions for restaurant workers and how they can make eating out less healthy.  The author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" spoke at the Homegrown Local Food Summit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Local News
11:44 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz with Rampage Swing

Rampage Swing

89.1-FM  WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman, Friday March 1st at Rush Street in Ann Arbor. (see map below for directions)

Rampage Swing is high-energy, danceable music from Ann Arbor, backed by an outstanding cast of musicians:

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:52 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Delays Site Approval Moratorium

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Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on placing a six-month moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area.  Council voted unanimously to wait two weeks before making a decision on the proposed moratorium, plus a review of D-1 and D-2 zoning, and reconvening the design guidelines task force.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:48 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Postpones Action on Living Wage Ordinance

Ann Arbor's city council has tabled proposed amendments to the city's living wage ordinance and will look for proposals from one of two commissions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:29 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Turnaround for Rising Scholars Program

Ann Arbor school board members say they're frustrated with a program designed to help students who can achieve at high levels, but who may not have all of the support structures needed to reach their potential.  District officials say the "Rising Scholars" program is now headed in the right direction.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:34 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Skyline Community Wants to Keep Trimester Schedule

Skyline High School

Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture.   They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Local News
9:29 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Detroit Institute of Arts' Inside❘Out Coming to Ann Arbor

This spring, some classic pieces of art will be coming to downtown Ann Arbor.   It's the Detroit Institute of Art's 'Inside Out' program.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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AATA
9:29 am
Wed February 13, 2013

AATA Looks to DDA to Fund Service Expansion

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority.  Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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