Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor Public Schools have reached an agreement to keep custodian and maintenance employees in house. The school board approved the contract last night that will save the district more than one-point-eight million dollars next year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Ann Arbor – Washtenaw Intermediate School District officials say the county's schools could save up to 25 percent in busing costs by consolidating service. The Ann Arbor School Board last night got their first official briefing on the plan that could save the district about two million dollars a year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
WEMU – There are plenty of films to see over the weekend. Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joined WEMU Morning Edition host David Fair for this week's edition of Cinema Chat. Before getting to those movie options Russ offered some of the news buzzing out of Hollywood.
Washtenaw County, MI – Washtenaw County officials are moving forward with a plan to increase staff at its jail to cover the additional beds and the new intake area that are part of the facility's expansion. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Officials with the University of Michigan Depression Center say a plan for federally designated depression centers of excellence will save lives and dollars. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's Kerrytown bells will ring Saturday morning between 11:30 and noon. The bell ringing is the culmination of Safehouse Center's sexual assault awareness month activities. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – The American Cancer Society is solidly behind Michigan's smoking ban, which takes effect May first. WEMU's David Fair spoke with the Vice President for Public Relations and Communications at the Great Lakes division of the ACS, Gary McMullen. Click to hear more on the expected outcomes of Michigan's smoking ban.