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8:08 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Ann Arbor Parking Structure To Get Upgrades And Temporary Bus Station

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

One of Ann Arbor's oldest parking structures is getting a $5 million update.  The Downtown Development Authority has approved an improvement plan for the building at Fourth and William.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on changes coming to Ann Arbor's 4th and William parking structure.

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Community
2:01 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Final ReImagine Washtenaw Report Released

Credit washtenawavenue.org

The final ReImagine Washtenaw Report outlines changes designed to make the five-mile stretch of Washtenaw Avenue between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti more transit-centered and bike and pedestrian friendly.

The plan calls for improvements such as large center medians and buffered bike lanes. 

Communities along the corridor are expected to soon begin making some of the smaller changes outlined in the plan, like connecting sections of sidewalk that currently have gaps between them.

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WEMU News
2:59 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Local Communities Earn 'Tree City USA' Status

Credit arborday.org

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Arbor Day Foundation have given 125 communities in the state the "Tree City USA" certification for their efforts in 2013.

The program promotes proper tree management in urban areas and awareness for the economic, health and aesthetic benefits of trees.

Among the local communities receiving "Tree City USA" designation: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline and the Village of Dexter.

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Community
11:03 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Transit Millage Approved By Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township Voters

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority riders can expect later service hours coming in August after voters in three communities approved a new transit tax.  The More Buses campaign is declaring victory with about 70 percent of the votes supporting the measure.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on voters approving the AAATA transit millage.

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Education
9:37 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor Schools Again Offering Schools of Choice Seats

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Through June 2nd parents from across Washtenaw County can again apply for schools of choice seats in Ann Arbor Public Schools.  The district has gained about 600 students for next school year, but still hasn't filled all of the 750 choice slots initially offered.   

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the Ann Arbor Public Schools holding a second application period for schools of choice seats.
   
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Community
9:28 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Washtenaw County Commissioners To Consider Resolution Supporting Efforts To Raise Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama at the University of Michigan last month calling for an increase in the minimum wage.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Commissioners will enter the minimum wage debate tonight as they consider a resolution supporting an increase.

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports the Washtenaw County Commissioners are considering a resolution supporting efforts to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Community
9:18 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor Farmers Market Starting Wednesday Sales Again

Credit Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation

Asparagus will be the starring vegetable as Ann Arbor's Farmers Market Wednesday sales resume.  You can also expect to find meat, bread, and greens to eat, and a variety of plant starts to put in your garden. 

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports the Ann Arbor Farmers Market is starting Wednesday sales for the season.

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Michigan News
9:09 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor Job Applications Won't Ask About Crime Convictions

Credit City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor City Council has approved a new hiring policy removing references to past felony convictions from most employment applications for city jobs. 

The Ann Arbor News reports exceptions to the change approved unanimously Monday night are for police and fire department applicants.

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Michigan News
7:24 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor To Consider Killing Some Deer In City

Deer management plan to be developed in Ann Arbor.
Credit David Herrera / Flickr.com

Ann Arbor plans to consider efforts to control the city's deer population that could include killing some of the animals or sterilization.  The Ann Arbor News reports City Council voted Monday night to direct the city administrator to evaluate Ann Arbor's options and report back by the end of July.

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Community
4:54 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Election Day: AAATA Millage Question Before Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

It’s Election Day for three Washtenaw County communities and the issue of enhanced transit service is at stake.  

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Community
4:54 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Ann Arbor May Remove Felony Question From Job Applications

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Convicted felons applying for a job with the City of Ann Arbor will have a little less to worry about. Ann Arbor City Council Monday night considers a resolution eliminating the Felony check-off box from municipal job applications. 

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Ann Arbor City Council considering a plan to eliminate the felony question from job applications.

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Community
4:50 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Ann Arbor Looking At Deer Population Concerns

Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Northeast Ann Arbor residents have raised concerns about the deer population for some time, but council member Jane Lumm says the issue seems to have really spiked in the last couple of years.  City Council Monday night will consider a resolution to have the city partner with a variety of other organizations to develop a deer management plan.  

89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Ann Arbor officials considering the first step towards managing the area's deer population.

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Community
4:43 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Over A Million Dollars Target For Tuesday's Give Local Ann Arbor Area

Credit Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Tuesday could be one of the biggest days in local fundraising history. 50 non-profits across Washtenaw County and Plymouth look to raise over $1 million.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on Tuesday's Give Local Ann Arbor Area, which wraps up the 50th anniversary celebration for the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

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Environment
12:57 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Ann Arbor Food Waste Program Shows Early Success

the City of Ann Arbor is improving the environment and saving money with its expanded composting program
Credit Wikipedia

Ann Arbor's expanded compost program is proving popular with the community.

Since April, city residents have been allowed to add all plate scrapings to residential composting bins for pick-up.

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Michigan News
6:23 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Ann Arbor Area Has Highest Gas Prices

Ann Arbor area has highest gas prices in the state.
Credit Flickr.com

A case of good news/bad news.  

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WEMU News
3:30 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Block Party in Ann Arbor Tonight

Tio's sponsors Cinco De Mayo block party in Ann Arbor tonight
Credit Tio's Mexican Cafe / twitter.com

Ann Arbor sure likes it's parties and another big one is on tap tonight. As 89-One WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, a local restaurant is sponsoring a Cinco De Mayo Block Party downtown.  

It is Cinco De Mayo today, and a local restaurant has big plans to mark the ocassion.

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Education
2:30 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Faculty Vote No Confidence In President, Washtenaw Community College Trustees Still Support Bellanca

Washtenaw Community College faculty has overwhelmingly approved a no confidence vote for the school's president, but she still has the support of trustees.    

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the no confidence vote taken by Washtenaw Community College faculty on President Rose Bellanca.

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Community
12:15 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Mixed Impacts Due To Record Ice Remaining On Great Lakes

Lake Michigan south of Holland this March.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ice still covers over 20 percent of the Great Lakes surface, following a winter that nearly saw records set for the total amount of ice coverage.  As one would expect Lake Superior leads the way with about 41 percent ice coverage, but even Lake Huron was still one-quarter ice covered this week.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on ice remaining on the Great Lakes, and what some of the impacts from the ice this winter may be.
  
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Entertainment
8:35 am
Thu May 1, 2014

2014 Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park Season Announced

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced the line up for the admission-free Top of the Park series!

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Health
7:06 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Procedure To Reduce Use Of Drugs In Treating Dementia Patients Developed In Michigan

Credit Courtesy Photo / University of Michigan Health System

A new treatment procedure developed in Michigan can handle the most disturbing symptoms of dementia with the use of fewer drugs.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the new 4 step procedure to treat dementia that reduces the use of drugs.

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Community
5:37 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Alternative Cab Options Come To Ann Arbor, And So Does Public Safety Concern From Some

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Ann Arbor area residents have a couple of new options to get around town, but the city’s taxi cab board has concerns.  The conflict between traditional cab drivers and new services like Uber and Lyft has come to Washtenaw County.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the concerns by some in Ann Arbor over the arrival of alternative cab options.

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WEMU News
2:32 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Web Hosting Firm Opening Office In Ann Arbor

Credit liquidweb.com

A Lansing-based Web hosting company hopes to open shop in Ann Arbor later this year.

Liquid Web would like to hire 75 people to work in Ann Arbor over the next three to five years.

"We do have some property that we have just purchased in Ann Arbor that we are looking to hire some new people to work with us over there," says Liquid Web spokesperson Cale Sauter.

Liquid Web will move into property at 315 West Huron Street in Ann Arbor. 

Sauter says they'll start with about 20 people who'll mainly handle 24/7 web and technical support. 

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