This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants. The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president's plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd.
In the November Elections, there are three city council candidates on the in Ann Arbor's 1st ward. One has already dropped out of the race. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the remaining two candidates shared their thoughts Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area forum.
In November, voters in Ann Arbor's fifth ward will be choosing between Incumbent councilman Mike Anglin and write-in candidate Tom Partridge. The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area had both participate in a candidate forum last night. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.
The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area hosted candidate forums for those running in contested races for Ann Arbor City Council. In the 3rd Ward, Stephen Kunselman is facing a challenge from someone who helped get him elected four years ago.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Sam Devarti is challenging the Incumbent for the seat, but the forum revealed that the candidates are in agreement on many of the issues.
The Ann Arbor-based World Animal Awareness Society recently completed a census of the stray dog population in the city of Detroit. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with WA2S Executive Director Tom McPhee about the effort.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is a step closer to adding another member community. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the AAATA Board last night voted unanimously to approve Ypsilanti Township's request to join the authority.
Ann Arbor Public Schools are facing both an overall decline in enrollment and some overcrowded classrooms. The school board last night got an update on preliminary information about the start of the school year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Some good news for those who regularly park in downtown Ann Arbor. Parking rates are going to hold steady, for the time being. WEMU's Andrew Cluley attended last night's Ann Arbor City Council working session. At that meeting, the Downtown Development Authority gave its annual update on the city's parking system.
There may come a time when Ann Arbor residents team together and invest in communal solar energy projects. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor officials are calling on the state to remove the barriers that prevent such projects from being developed.
Credit Washtenaw County Department of Public Health
A map from the Environmental Health Division of the Washtenaw County Department of Public Health displays an estimated pathway of the Pall-Gelman 1,4-dioxane plume. The The contamination is said to be spreading through a system of underground streams, contaminating the groundwater in those areas.
Ann Arbor City Council has unanimously passed a resolution asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to update clean-up standards for 1,4 Dioxane Plumes.
The issue is important to the city because of the dioxane plume that started at the Pall Gelman facility west of town. City Council member Sabra Briere says the resolution is important just because it gets people thinking about the issue again.
Jeanice Swift is on the job. Swift is the newly hired Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the districts teachers and staff began the new academic year on Tuesday with an opening day ceremony.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has revised language in the ballot proposal that will appear before voters in November. The school board met briefly on Monday to address concerns about the original language for renewal of the districts voter-approved sinking fund millage.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the question voters will decide is no longer a matter of renewal, but instead, one of continuation.
The Ann Arbor School Board has approved an agreement on participating in the Washtenaw Education Operations Consortium. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board has some concerns, but unanimously approved the deal so that students will be able to participate in three programs this year.
Based on recommendations made Tuesday night, we may be getting a better picture of what new development of the old YMCA property in Ann Arbor will look like.
The Ann Arbor Planning Commission issues its recommendations last night. Should the city choose to sell the property to a private developer, the Planning commission urges it use the "Request For Proposal" process.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the commission also include a list of conditions any developer should have to meet in order to benefit the city in the long term.