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Last year, Ypsilanti City Council met to discuss the International Village development project, and residents were looking to have a say in the situation.  In time, the council passed a community benefits ordinance, or CBO, that would allow public input on such developments.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk to Desirae Simmons, who represents REDY, the group that helped make this ordinance possible.


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Governor Rick Snyder still can’t build a bridge between a union and a construction trade association to end a road work stoppage across the state.


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Reporter's Notebook: North Korea

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The state Legislature returns this week – but they’ll likely save big issues for after the election.  Although they’re scheduled to meet next week as well –those session days could get canceled.


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This week on “In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to several guests about candidate and issue public forums organized by the league.  Jeanine DeLay coordinates the events and is joined by local high school debate teachers Shelly Venema and Debora Marsh.


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More than a quarter of all Michigan communities had pension or health care systems that were under-funded in 2017, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.  The department says 247 communities had systems that were under-funded, totaling about $19 billion.


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Iran Attack Kills 25, Wounds 60

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Iran is promising a crushing response to yesterday's attack on a military parade that left at least 25 people dead and wounded some 60 more. Iran's president says a U.S.-backed country is responsible. Washington denies the charge as NPR's Peter Kenyon reports.

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Watching comedian Gilda Radner in the first years of "Saturday Night Live" was to watch a master shapeshifter who happened to be sidesplittingly funny.

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