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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has rejected a consent agreement regarding the 1,4 Dioxane plume in our area.  

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With Halloween happening and a big football game rivalry being played that same day, as well as Election Day approaching, the desire to socialize and get together is going to be strong.

A number of Washtenaw County health and government leaders signed an open letter to the community reminding them of ways to avoid spreading the coronavirus during these busy times.  Lisa Barry spoke to Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia about the letter and its intent.

 

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has cancelled its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday night as they determine if they can legally continue to hold virtual meetings during COVID-19.  

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Washtenaw County residents could soon be fined for not complying with COVID-19 guidelines established by the county.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved a $16.6 million budget for the Washtenaw County Health Department’s 2020/2021 fiscal year.  

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Members of the public now have access to proposed settlement documents in legal proceedings regarding the 1,4 dioxane plume contamination in Washtenaw County.  

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Washtenaw County says federal funding is needed to continue offering COVID-19 response services. 

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As the pandemic continues, Congress remains divided on a number of issues.  The latest federal stimulus bill remains stalled, while President Donald Trump is issuing executive orders and threatening to defund the U.S. Postal Service.  12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss her perspective on these issues and the effort to find a way forward. 


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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday night and discuss a resolution that, if approved, would impact the county’s carbon neutrality goal.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says virtual, or online public services, will become a bigger priority for the county because of COVID-19.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says state and federal aid will be essential to continue offering COVID-19 response services.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint two new commissioners Wednesday night to the Board of the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will discuss tonight how they may move forward with county operations amid a COVID-19 crisis.


Washtenaw County officials say it's essential to expand broadband service in the county.  


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Washtenaw County’s Board of Commissioners will meet this week but with a few changes intended to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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The 1,4 dioxane plume emanating from the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road in Scio Township continues to expand through groundwater in the greater Ann Arbor area.  At a recent public forum, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it would take decades to get the contamination designated as a Superfund site and clean-up could take decades beyond that.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners chair Jason Morgan about what is happening now to better address the environmental threat. 


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After more than 30 years of dealing with a 1,4 dioxane plume emanating from the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road in Scio Township, a superfund site designation option is being highly considered.  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency attended a community meeting Thursday night in Ann Arbor to answer questions about a possible designation.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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This edition of “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, is hosted by WEMU’s Patrick Campion.

The conversation continues about “getting to know your Washtenaw County government” as Patrick talks with county commission chairman Jason Morgan.


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Earlier this week, Washtenaw County raised the transgender flag to show support for the transgender community.  The act of inclusion was well-received by those who attended a special ceremony.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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The nation’s longest serving Congressional member has passed away.  Michigan representative John Dingell died at home Thursday at the age of 92.  89.1 WEMU’s David Fair reports on the life and legacy of a political giant.


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John Dingell has touched many lives in many different ways.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with current Washtenaw County commissioner Jason Morgan, who used to work for the Dingells.  Morgan shares his personal reflections on John and Debbie Dingell and how John's commitment to "work for the people" influenced his own choice to run for office.