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12:02 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Accepting Ypsilanti Township into the AAATA

Credit Facebook/TheRide

Ann Arbor City Council on Monday night postponed a vote on amending the articles of incorporation of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to include Ypsilanti Township.

As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, council voted eight to three last night to delay a decision until the second meeting in November.

Ypsilanti Township seeks to join the AAATA. Ann Arbor City Council says....not so fast.

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Government, Transportation
8:12 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ypsilanti Township Moves Closer To Joining the AAATA

Credit TheRide / Ann Arbor Transportation Authority

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.

AAATA accepts Ypsilanti Township's request to join "The Ride."

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Public Health
4:54 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

HSHV Removes 88 Cats from Ypsilanti Township Home

A vet examines one of the 88 cats taken from a home in Ypsilanti Township
Humane Society of Huron Valley

Cruelty investigators with the Humane Society of Huron Valley found horrendous conditions in a home in Ypsilanti Township from which 88 malnourished, flea-bitten cats have been removed. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Click here for Bob's report.

Local News
9:56 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Ypsilanti Township Votes to Join AAATA

The Ride CEO Michael Ford addresses the Ypsilanti Township board.
Credit Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees Monday night voted to seek membership in the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Hear Bob's report here.

3:32 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

EMU to commemorate 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

Lead in text: 
The events at Eastern echo those in Washington D.C. where there will be a morning re-dedication program at the King Memorial, and ringing of bells at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m., the time King began his " I Have a Dream" address 50 years ago. Stay tuned to WEMU for special coverage of the 50th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.
  • Source: Emich
  • | Via: Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University to commemorate 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech Event scheduled for 3 p.m. August 28 at MLK Gardens on Eastern campus by Geoff Larcom, Published August 27, 2013 YPSILANTI - At 3 p.m.
Local News
10:03 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Ypsi Twp Voters Approve Millage Requests

Voters in Ypsilanti Township said "yes" to all four millage requests on their ballot Tuesday.

Millage increases to support police, fire and refuse collection services each passed with roughly 70% of the vote.  A recreation millage renewal also passed, but by a narrower margin.

Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo says voters realized the importance of their township being able to continue to provide important services in tough economic times. 

Join David Fair for the complete wrap-up of un-official election results Wednesday during Morning Edition.

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Taxes
7:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Ypsilanti Township Voters to Decide Four Ballot Issues Tuesday

Ypsilanti Township voters will find four millage issues on the ballot Tuesday - one renewal and three increases.  

As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, township officials say approval of the issues is critical to maintaining important services.

Preview of Tuesday's ballot issues to be decided on Tuesday

Ypsilanti
9:38 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Schreiber Delivers State-of-the-City Address

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gives his State-of-the-City speech
Credit Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gave his state-of-the-city address Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

Full interview:

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Ypsilanti Schools
10:14 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

What's In A Name?

Unified school board Vice-President Don Garrett, Jr. listens to a presentation at Thursday night's meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has decided on a process to name the new district.  As WEMU’s Bob Eccles reports, if all goes according to plan, that name will be in place in just over one month’s time.

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Education
8:48 am
Thu December 20, 2012

State Poised to Help New Ypsilanti-Willow Run School District

Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Mensel met with state Treasurer Andy Dillon earlier this week, seeking assistance in wiping out an operational deficit in the newly combined Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.   Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:33 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Ypsilanti Stays with Chamber of Commerce

Council members Susan Moeller and Brian Robb joined Pete Murdock in voting to leave chamber.
Credit Bob Eccles

The city of Ypsilanti will maintain its membership in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A resolution to withdraw form the organization was defeated Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Developing
4:16 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Medical Examiner Getting Help In Niswender Death Probe

The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's office is bringing in some additional experts to help them with the process of determining Julia Niswender's cause of death.  That's the word from Ypsilanti police, who also say they're following up on leads they've received, but can't offer any additional details.  Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide.

Education
12:58 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Perry CDC and Other Schools May Stay Open Next Year

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the consolidated district open next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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News
12:50 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Unified School Board Considers Keeping Perry, Elementary Schools Open

Unified School Board President David Bates and Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki listen to a presentation at last night's board meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run School Board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts open next school year. 

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News
6:01 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Funeral and Burial held for Julia Niswender

The investigation into how 23 yerar-old Julia Niswender died continues, as the Eastern Michigan University student is laid to rest.  A funeral service was held today for Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment last Tuesday night.  Ypsilanti police spent the weekend talking to people in the area surrounding the Peninsular Place apartments, trying to find out if anyone saw or heard anything that might be helpful to the investigation.  Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide, although the cause of her death has not yet been determined.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:23 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Mayor Has Year-End "Wish List" for Council

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he'd like to see city council accomplish before the year ends.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:08 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Goes After Solar Power Generation Project

Ypsilanti's city council has taken the first step toward hopefully landing a four million dollar solar power generation project.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
8:55 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Mayor's Year-End Wish List

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he's like to see city council accomplish before the end of the year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
11:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school board meets Monday night at Willow Run High School.
Credit Bob Eccles

The school board managing both the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts met last night to take care of some business for the Ypsilanti school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
8:54 am
Tue November 27, 2012

New School Board holds First Meeting

Consolidated Ypsilanti/Willow Run school board holds its first meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The new school board appointed to oversee the consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district held its first meeting Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
11:41 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Family Dollar Store May Be Headed for Ypsilanti's Water Street Area

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a letter of intent with a developer who'd like to build a Family Dollar store on the city's Water Street property.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Community Service
11:33 am
Wed November 21, 2012

More Money Needed for Rutherford Pool Rebuild

The "Friends of the Rutherford Pool" have raised $750,ooo to rebuild the public pool used by Ypsilanti residents, but higher than expected costs mean more fundraising needs to be done.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
9:51 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

WISD Board Wraps Up Interviews

WISD board members Mary Jane Tramontin and Mark VanBogelen
Credit Bob Eccles

With interviews completed, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District board now faces the challenge of choosing seven people to serve on the Board of Education for the consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.

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News
4:48 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

A (slight) Changing of the Guard

Ypsilanti City Clerk Frances McMullan (l) administers the Oath of Office to Lois Richardson, Susan Moeller and Pete Murdock (r-l)
Credit Bob Eccles

The Oath of Office was administered Monday night to one new Ypsilanti city council member and two returning council members.

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