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Housing
9:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Affordable Housing Wins in 2014 City of Ann Arbor Budget

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Ann Arbor City Council will dip into fund balance a bit further next fiscal year to give a boost to affordable housing and human services. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports,  early this morning the City Council,  passed an 83.1 million dollar general fund budget for the 2014 fiscal year. 

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Transportation
9:06 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Roundabout Construction Near Costco Will Soon Be Underway

Motorists in the Ann Arbor/Pittsfield Township should prepare for some new traffic delays as a new road construction project gets underway. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, work on a new roundabout at the intersection of State Street and Ellsworth Road will get underway in June.  

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Local News
6:25 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Ann Arbor In Concert To Hold Inaugural Performance

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The new performing arts group Ann Arbor in Concert holds its inaugural performance Saturday night at 8 at the Michigan Theater.  WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with a couple of the folks involved.

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Community
8:26 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Local cyclists organize 'Ride of Silence' in Ann Arbor, Ypsilani

The "Ride of Silence" takes place tonight, locally and around the country. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, cyclists from Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor will take part in the event honoring riders who have been hurt and killed.

For more info: RideofSilence.org

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Transportation
7:26 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Ann Arbor Stadium Bridges Dedication

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Representative John Dingell, and Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje at Tuesday's bridge dedication
Patrick Holubik

A formal dedication ceremony was held Tuesday for the Stadium Bridges in Ann Arbor. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there and provides all the details.

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Politics
8:43 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Controversial 413 East Huron Development Project wins Ann Arbor City Council Approval

A proposed 14-story development at Huron and Division in Ann Arbor is moving forward, despite the fact no one on Ann Arbor City Council truly likes the plan. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Council voted 6-5 to five in favor of approving the site plan and development agreement.

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Education
8:28 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Prepare to Borrow Money to Cover Payroll Costs

There will be three occasions next fiscal year for which the Ann Arbor Public schools will have to borrow money to cover payroll costs. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Board of Education last night passed as resolution authorizing establishment of a line of credit of up to 10-million dollars.

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Transportation
7:28 am
Thu May 9, 2013

SEMCOG Public Hearing on Transit

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) are collecting public feedback on short and long term transportation plans. The proposals are billed as the "2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Plan" and the "2040 Regional Transportation Plan." The first public hearing on the comprehensive measures took place Wednesday at Washtenaw Community College. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.

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Education
8:51 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Budget Forum

There has been no shortage of input from the community at public forums on the Ann Arbor School District's budget proposal. The latest hearing was held Tuesday night at Pioneer High school. The budget proposal calls for eight-point-seven million dollars in cuts for the upcoming academic year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, attendees are also suggesting ways to enhance district revenue.

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politics
10:37 am
Tue May 7, 2013

A2 City Council Halts Meeting Before Vote

Lengthy public hearings on a proposed apartment complex development at 413 East Huron have prevented Ann Arbor City Council from taking action on the matter. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, for a second meeting in a row, council last night halted its session prior to finishing up the nights agenda.

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A2 City Council
10:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Ann Arbor DDA Ordinances Postponed

A decision on ordinances effecting the way the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority operates has been postponed until September. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night voted unanimously to delay consideration of the issues.

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Movies and more
8:49 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Jewish Film Festival, The Great Gatsby in 3D and more!

Credit The Michigan Theater

Film festivals galore, including Cinetopia, Jewish Film Festival; Iron Man 3, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

discussion of movies and movie news

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Transportation
8:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Commuter Challenge Underway

Ann Arbor's Commuter Challenge is underway, encouraging  the use of alternative transportation methods to get to work in Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:44 am
Fri April 26, 2013

The Green Room: 35 years of Recycle Ann Arbor

Report on history of Recycle Ann Arbor

From a half-dozen college students with a beat up truck to a major business, Barbara Lucas traces the 35 year history of Recycle Ann Arbor on The Green Room from WEMU.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:43 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cutting A2 Schools $8.7 Million Deficit

Ann Arbor public schools superintendent Pat Green's proposed budget cuts of $8.7 million for next school year include a reduction of 75 employees.  It's the starting point for budget discussions, as we hear from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:40 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Guidelines Set for Superintendent Search

The Ann Arbor school board has approved the timeline, salary range, profile, and advertising strategy it will use in finding the district's next superintendent.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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