Washtenaw County, MI – With home values dropping and foreclosures increasing, Washtenaw County commissioners say they want to base revenue projections on the worst case scenario as they start work on the 2010 and 2011 county budgets. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County, MI – As state house Democrats try to pass legislation placing a moratorium on home mortgage foreclosures, local help is already available. Listen to this interview with Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary on the county's assistance programs for homeowners facing mortgage or tax foreclosures.
Ypsilanti, MI – Listen to this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring the co-chair of the group "Don't Waste Michigan", and chair of the Coalition for Nuclear Free Great Lakes, Michael Keegan.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's city council has approved the site plan for an underground parking structure on Fifth Avenue next to the downtown library. Council voted 10 to one Tuesday night for the plan and the sale of nearly 50-million dollars in bonds for the project. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber says the city is making progress toward transforming itself from an industrial city to a city of knowledge, culture, and entertainment. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Bob Eccles. You can also hear the Mayor's address in its entirety in the story listed immediately below this one in "WEMU Local".
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is one of 119 colleges and universities to earn recognition for community engagement from the Carnegie Foundation. Hear more in this story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.