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8:24 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Saline Area Schools takes over Ypsilanti's food service operation.

Ypsilanti Superintendent Dedrick Martin (left center) and school board President David Bates (right center) watch a presentation on the district's food service operation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board has approved having Saline Area Schools operate its food service operation for the school year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
11:00 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Ypsilanti schools start year short on students

Ypsilanti school board President David Bates
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school district started the school year about a thousand students short of projections, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the numbers have been improving.

Education
8:36 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Financially Shaky School Year Start in Ypsilanti

Today is the first day of school for students in the Ypsilanti school district, and it looks like teachers and staff will get paid,( this month).  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Local business
9:29 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Eco-Friendly Brewing at the Corner

Corner Brewery
Corner Brewery

Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery celebrates expansion and completion of million-dollar "green brewery" project.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
12:22 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ypsilanti school board briefed on student achievement

Ypsi school board President David Bates listens to presentation on student achievement
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night received a presentation on the district's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the presentation may have been a little too thorough, at least for one board member.

News
11:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Ypsilanti City Councilmembers walk out in protest.

Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson
Bob Eccles

Two members of Ypsilanti City Council walked out of last night's meeting to protest the Mayor's refusal to fire the city's Housing Commission members.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Pure Michigan
8:57 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Ypsilanti in the "Pure Michigan" Spotlight

The city of Ypsilanti  will be in the spotlight in a new Pure Michigan ad, and city residents can get in on the fun this Wednesday.

News
8:22 am
Fri August 17, 2012

AATA Advances County-wide Transit Measure

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
7:58 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

News
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Approves County-wide Transit Agreement

Ann Arbor City Council has once again signed off on a four-party agreement and revised Articles of Incorporation that will form the framework to create a new county-wide transit authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan addresses the joint Willow Run-Ypsilanti school board.
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

News
3:43 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Primary Election Results: Ypsilanti Township

In Ypsilanti Township, the Residents First team slate of incumbents soundly defeated the challengers from the Y-Town Future team except in the Parks Commission race.
    Brenda Stumbo is back in for another term as township supervisor;  Karen Lovejoy-Roe remains township clerk, and Larry Doe remains Township Treasurer.  

News
3:30 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ypsilanti Primary Election Results

INCUMBENT LOIS RICHARDSON HELD OFF CHALLENGERS STEVE PIERCE AND TYRONE BRIDGES TO KEEP HER FIRST WARD SEAT ON YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL.  RICHARDSON GATHERED JUST OVER FIFTY PERCENT OF FIRST WARD VOTES. 

INCUMBENT PETE MURDOCK EASILY FENDED OFF CHALLENGERS TED WINDISH AND MIKE ELLER TO RETAIN HIS THIRD WARD SEAT ON CITY COUNCIL.

News
10:48 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Ypsi/Willow Run Merger Plan Meeting

WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel listens to comments on the draft unification plan.
Bob Eccles

Some 50-people showed for Monday night's meeting on the draft unification plan for the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles was among them.

News
8:54 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Unification

The Collaboration and Communication Task Force that's been working out the particulars of consolidating the Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Districts rolled out its draft unification plan last week. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the public has  two chances this week to learn more about the plan, and offer up suggestions of their own.

News
7:27 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Ypsilanti Township Primary Races

In Ypsilanti Township, voters have a lot of candidates from which to choose in the primary election, but it really comes down to two slates:  All the incumbents, trying to hold on against a full roster of challengers. WEMU's Clark Smith has more.

News
11:17 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Expanded Energy Savings Program

A program that makes it less expensive for homeowners to make energy savings improvements is being expanded. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details.

Task force recomments consolidation vote
1:57 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Consolidation question closer to ballot

The question of whether the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts should merge is one step closer to appearing on the fall ballot.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details.

Education
12:01 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Consolidation Plan to be Unveiled Tonight

Draft design plan for merging the Willow Run and

Ypsilanti School districts will be presented at a

public meeting tonight.

Transportation
9:07 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Street "Diet" for Some Ypsilanti Roads

Some roads in Ypsilanti may soon be going on a diet. 

WEMU's Bob Eccles explains.

Classic autos
9:12 am
Mon July 2, 2012

The Great Race Stops in Ypsilanti

Classic cars take over Depot Town on Sunday afternoon.

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Education
10:07 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Board Ratifies Teachers' Contract

Ypsilanti teachers take a pay cut and will

pay more for health insurance.

Education
9:29 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Board Nixes Privatization Plan

Ypsilanti's school board says it will not 

privatize custodial services.  

Education
9:10 am
Tue June 12, 2012

New Budget Still $4 Million in the Red

The Ypsilanti school district's new budget still

has a huge deficit.

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