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An expiring fire protection services measure in Manchester Township will be extended through 2023.  Just under 63-percent of voters were in favor of restoring a previously approved .65 mill tax.

Two measures will amend the charter in Barton Hills Village.

A 5-year, 1.5 mill tax renewal to continue support for fire and police services passed with nearly 77-percent of the vote in York Township.

A 4-year, 2-mill tax renewal to support fire protection and prevention services has won the support of Augusta Township Voters. The measure was approved with over 62-percent of the vote. It will generate over 427-thousand dollars in 2019, the first year of collection. The millage will expire in 2022. 

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It is primary election day today across the country and in Washtenaw County.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the Executive Director of CivCity Initiative and co-host of Civic Matters on 89.1 WEMU Mary Morgan about today's elections and how it's been going at local poling places.


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Polling locations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning across Washtenaw County and will close at 8 p.m.   89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spoke with voters as they existed the polls.


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When people think of lasers, they usually think of things like laser pointers, corrective eye surgery, or epic battles in a science-fiction movie.  But one Ann Arbor native has found ways to make lasers into art.  Mike Gould, co-founder of Illuminatus Lasers, joins WEMU's David Fair and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich to talk about his craft in this week's "creative:impact."


There are 13 ballot questions to be decided in various communities throughout Washtenaw County today.  

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Michiganders will head to the voting booths today.  This is when Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians will choose who they want to see represent their party in various races come November.  There could be a higher turnout this year than in the 2014 primary.


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It's that time of the year when Washtenaw County employees are asking you to help them with their "Stuff the Bus" campaign to benefit students from Washtenaw County public school districts.  


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An elite boarding school in Connecticut is acknowledging sexual abuse by seven former faculty members against 16 of its former students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., is a private high school of about 600 students.

Your doctor probably nags you to schedule cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. These tests, after all, can be life-saving, and most doctors want to make sure you get them done.

But when it comes to explaining the ways that certain screenings can cause you harm, your doctor may not be doing such a good job.

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