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Bill Manns
St. Joseph Mercy Health System / stjoeshealth.org

Bill Manns' initial career plan was to become a doctor.  While working toward that goal, he recognized health administration was the better path to make the differences in health care services he thought necessary.  Now, Manns is president of the St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems hospitals in Ann Arbor and Livingston.  Manns shares his journey and discusses the future of health care in our community on this week’s "Washtenaw United."


DTE Energy
Linkedin / linkedin.com

This past weekend brought heavy storms to southeast Michigan.  That led to hundreds of thousands of residents without electricity much of the outages centered in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.  WEMU's David Fair talked with Heather Rivard, senior vice president of electric distribution at DTE Energy, about the ongoing effort to get to full restoration. 


Paul Steen
Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

The Huron River Watershed faces many dangers, including the introduction of invasive species and harmful chemicals.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," Paul Sheen, who represents the Huron River Watershed Council and the Michigan Clean Water Corps, talks to WEMU's David Fair about the increased protection the Huron River Watershed recently received.


Theresa Brennan
Livingston County

A state commission says a judge in Livingston County should lose her job due to serious misconduct on the bench. 


Do Not Eat Fish
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The state of Michigan this month issued, then expanded, a “Do Not Eat Fish” advisory for portions of the Huron River.  It cited unusually high levels of PFAS in the fish it tested.  PFAS are a compound of chemicals known to cause cancer and other medical issues.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” Huron River Watershed Council executive director Laura Rubin dispels some misconceptions about the advisory and discusses the concerns the contamination raises for the present and future health of the river.


Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans’ Home

Dec 15, 2017
Michigan Capitol
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. 


The list of school closings in the WEMU listening area will be updated as the information becomes available. Click through to see the current list. 

Wikimedia Commons

Motorists who travel eastbound 96 in Livingston County are in for a commuter headache this afternoon.  

Cheyna Roth / MPRN

The 2018 election is still a ways away.  But that hasn’t stopped plenty of hopeful candidates from throwing their hats in the ring.


Gavel
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

A former Livingston County principal is getting her day in court.


US-23
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Work begins today on a new type of commuter traffic lane in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties designed to ease traffic congestion.


Asphalt
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The city of Ann Arbor recently passed a ban on coal tar sealants for repairing asphalt.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Rebecca Esselman, watershed planner for the Huron River Watershed Council, about the environment impacts of the ban and why Michigan should consider expanding the ban statewide.


Krotz / commons.wikimedia.org

Officials say more than 90 dogs and puppies have been removed from the site of a suspected puppy mill in Livingston County.