1st Friday Focus on the Environment: Incoming Speaker of the House lays out Michigan's environmental agenda
When the state Legislature reconvenes in January, Democrats will be in control of both chambers for the first time in 40 years. Democrats have a laundry list of priorities in the new legislative session. We’re going to take an initial look at what environmental priorities are on that list in the final edition of 1st Friday for 2022. WEMU’s David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director, Lisa Wozniak, went straight to the top of the incoming leadership ladder. Detroit Democrat, Joe Tate, will discuss environmental priorities as he prepares to become the next Speaker of the House in Lansing.
On the heels of Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton announcing he will not run for re-election, a former police officer has thrown her hat in the ring. Alyshia Dyer is publicly kicking off her campaign for the position in downtown Ann Arbor on Saturday. WEMU’s Josh Hakala reports.
Hospitalizations for RSV and COVID-19 have dropped off in the past week in Washtenaw County, while influenza hospitalizations are on the rise. That information is included in a new hospitalization tracker that just went online at the county health department. WEMU’s Cathy Shafran has details.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is in Washington DC, where she has meetings to advocate for the state’s manufacturing sector. We have more from Rick Pluta.
Cinema Chat: 'Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams,' 'Blue Note Records: Beyond the Note,' 'To Leslie,' and moreIt's officially December! The holiday season has begun, and there are plenty of movies along for the ride! WEMU's David Fair is joined by Nick Alderink from the Michigan Theater, who's filling in for Russ Collins. They met in the WEMU studio to talk about the newest films and special screenings heading your way.
A recent spate of school threats has the Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent promising to take the matters seriously with legal action, in some cases. WEMU’s Cathy Shafran has more.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton has announced that he will not seek re-election when his 4th term ends. WEMU’s Josh Hakala reports.
The Milan City Council has approved bringing marijuana businesses to the city. WEMU’s Josh Hakala reports.
An update from the Michigan Department of Education shows dozens of schools are falling behind. Colin Jackson has more.
A final push is underway to get the state Legislature to expand a tax break for working poor people before the end of the year. Rick Pluta explains.
As we move towards a more sustainable energy and transportation future, one of the methodologies is an increased focus on hydrogen. The University of Michigan has created a hydrogen roadmap meant to help the state's response to new funding opportunities because of Michigan's climate action plan. WEMU's David Fair takes a look at what that means now and moving forward with the director for the Center of Sustainable Studies in the U-M's School for Environment and Sustainability, Greg Keoleian.
- MDOC appears before Senate Oversight amid audit follow-up
- Washtenaw County releases new "COVID Plan4Health" program
- FDA reviews work of Ann Arbor doctor, who found false oxygen readings with Black patients
- Michigan reports a large drop in COVID-19 cases, but a doubling of deaths
- Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti experiencing higher holiday demand for food assistance
- Mott Children's Hospital full with RSV patients
- Teresa Gillotti stepping down as head of Washtenaw County's OCED
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