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Ypsilanti Township

An Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustee is considering proposing the creation of a Law Enforcement Oversight Commission. 

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is discussing actions it might take after a Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy punched a woman as he arrested her last week in Ypsilanti Township.  

Michael Cox
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

On the job for nearly two months, Michael Cox says he's taking some time to get to better know the city and the men and women of the police department as he settles in to his new position.  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about implementing some improvements and focusing on public engagement as the city's top cop. 


Rebekah Warren
Michigan State Democrats / senatedems.org

Last month, the Michigan Senate passed legislation that would lead to more oversight for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  The devil ,as they say, is in the details. IS it actually going to strengthen environmental protections?  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan State Senator Rebekah Warren about her thoughts on the bills that are now before the State House of Representatives. 


Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
Courtesy Photo / michigan.gov

A joint state House committee could begin hearings as soon as this week on a scathing audit of a state-run veterans’ home.


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Democrats in the state Legislature say it’s time to restore citizen oversight panels to supervise air and water programs in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.