Ypsi/Willow Run Merger Plan Meeting

Aug 7, 2012
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.

Ypsi-Willow Run Unification

Aug 6, 2012

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.

Ypsilanti Township Primary Races

Aug 3, 2012

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.

Expanded Energy Savings Program

Aug 1, 2012

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

Consolidation question closer to ballot

Jul 31, 2012

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.

Consolidation Plan to be Unveiled Tonight

Jul 30, 2012

Draft design plan for merging the Willow Run and

Ypsilanti School districts will be presented at a

public meeting tonight.

Street "Diet" for Some Ypsilanti Roads

Jul 18, 2012

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

WEMU's Bob Eccles explains.

Classic cars take over Depot Town on Sunday afternoon.

Board Ratifies Teachers' Contract

Jun 26, 2012

Ypsilanti teachers take a pay cut and will

pay more for health insurance.

Board Nixes Privatization Plan

Jun 20, 2012

Ypsilanti's school board says it will not 

privatize custodial services.  

New Budget Still $4 Million in the Red

Jun 12, 2012

The Ypsilanti school district's new budget still

has a huge deficit.

Ypsilanti Approves Regional Transit Agreement

Jun 6, 2012

Transit plan framework heads to county commission.

Ann Arbor city council approves four-party

agreement after rejecting an amendment

added previously by Ypsilanti officials.

Ypsilanti school board goes forward with plan to privatize

custodial services.

Union Says School Board Betrayed Workers

May 15, 2012

Ypsilanti school board to privatize custodial work.

Tax and Millage Issues Rejected in Ypsilanti

May 9, 2012

Ypsilanti officials faced with deeper budget cuts after Tuesday's vote.

Board Approves Deficit Reduction Plan

May 8, 2012

Deficit reduction plan approved by the Ypsilanti school board will close one school.

Ypsilanti voters will decide two ballot issues on Tuesday.

Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.

Board Rejects Deficit Reduction Plan

May 3, 2012

The Ypsilanti school board wants changes in a proposed deficit reduction plan.

The Ypsilanti school board opposes plan to close three schools to help eliminate budget deficit.

Survey shows dissatisfaction with school busing in three districts served by the WISD.

School Board Considers Cuts in Transportation

Apr 24, 2012

The Ypsilanti School district is looking for ways to cut spending and save money on transportation.

Healthcare Help for Ypsilanti

Apr 19, 2012

Residents of Ypsilanti's "gateway community" should find it easier to gain access to healthcare options through a new program.