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Ann Arbor
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Life is always busy in Ann Arbor, and the city's mayor, Christopher Taylor, talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about some of the many issues city officials are currently addressing.


Della DiPietro
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Curbside recycling is common practice, yet many residents are still placing unrecyclable materials in their bins. That's why the Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA) has started an audit and educational program to help property owners make better recycling decisions. Della DiPietro, who serves as both Ann Arbor Township treasurer and WRRMA representative, discusses the program in detail with WEMU's David Fair.

Voter turnout was just over 18% in several local elections that took place in Washtenaw County on Tuesday. WEMU's Lisa Barry has the full story:


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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.

 

In Pittsfield Township, there werte contested Democratic primary races for Supervior, Treasurer, Township Board of Trustees and Parks Commission. There were no Republicans on the ballot.

Pittsfield Township

Pittsfield Township is providing 50-thousand dollars in grant funding to help small businesses struggling during the coronavirus crisis.


Washtenaw County Government

More local government offices are temporarily closing to try to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.


Explosion In Pittsfield Township Causes Evacuations

Apr 11, 2019
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Residents were evacuated Thursday afternoon in Pittsfield Township after an explosion took place at the Ann Arbor Welding Supply company, near the intersection of Carpenter and Morgan Roads.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was on the scene and has the story.
 


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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 with Rena Basch about what goes in to running for public office especially on the local level.


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This week, Art and Soul is about the vibrant visual arts scene in the Washtenaw County area.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and the director of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan, Chrisstina Hamilton.


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History gives us the opportunity to better understand the past and predict the future.  A missing piece of Washtenaw County history, dating back to 1898, was recently discovered sparking a community effort to share the local piece of history with area residents.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry follows the path to the past and the future of dozens of historic beams from inside an old log cabin in Ann Arbor that, until recently, were…hidden in plain sight.


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There are many ways to relax and unwind, and certainly nature is known as being a good source for that.  One of the more unusual ways is with guided forest therapy.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry takes you into the woods with the area’s only certified forest therapy guide...hidden in plain sight.

Miss Shela

Centuries-old trees have many benefits:  they provide habitat, absorb stormwater runoff, sequester carbon, and beautify the rural landscape.  Many of our largest got their start when buggies or farm tractors were the fastest thing on the road.  Now, in the age of speedy (and often distracted) driving, trees close to the road are being hit by drivers that lose control.  Should they be removed for safety's sake?  In the last few months, there has been much talk about this question in Washtenaw County.  The controversy continues.


Easter Eggs
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There are some "egg-stra special" activities happening locally for the Easter Sunday holiday.


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The arts create a pathway to community growth and enhanced quality of life.  That is the contention in Pittsfield Township where arts are an official part of the overall master plan.  Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal explains why including the arts is vitally important as the featured guest on this week's edition of 89.1 WEMU's "creative:impact." 


The water is safe, the "boil water advisory" has been lifted and work is underway today to fix the road damaged by a water-main break, earlier this week. 

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The Ann Arbor area is often noted for academia and art, football, and food, but did you know it’s also home to a tortilla factory?

As part of our “Hidden In Plain Sight” series, 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to Pittsfield Township just outside of Ann Arbor where tasty tortillas and chips are made from one simple ingredient.


The Lunch Room

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by local food expert and writer Jessica Webster as they talk about the vibrant restaurant scene in Washtenaw County.  This week, they are joined by a special guest, the co-owner of The Lunch Room and the recently opened Detroit Street Filling Station in Ann Arbor, Joel Panozzo.


Chad Carr
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A reward is now being offered for the return of an external computer hard drive stolen from a family in Washtenaw County.  Reports say it contained pictures of a five year-old boy who died recently from cancer.


Islam
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Local and federal authorities are still investigating a Saturday fire that destroyed the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti located in Pittsfield Township


Ann Arbor
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After years of discussion and action, affordable housing remains a pressing issue in our area.  Washtenaw County officials have been working on a long-term plan, and part of that includes creation of more affordable units in Pittsfield Township and the City of Ann Arbor.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners voted against placing a road and non-motorized path millage on the August 2nd ballot.  


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Major changes will take place this Sunday, May 1st at The Ride in Washtenaw County.  


The Ride

Representatives from the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as "The Ride," will pass out information on service improvements.  


Start By Believing
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Washtenaw County will soon become the first in the state to pledge to end victim-blaming in sexual assault cases. 

 

Pittsfield Township
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It’s a "yes" to more and better parks in Pittsfield Township.  Voters yesterday approved a 10-year, nearly half-mill tax to improve amenities and access to existing parks. 


Pittsfield Township
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In addition to picking a presidential candidate, voters in Pittsfield Township are being asked to renew a millage increase to help pay for parks and other recreation areas.  


Pittsfield Township Again Able To Speak On Parks Millage

Feb 24, 2016

Pittsfield Township residents will vote on whether to renew an existing parks millage on March 8. 


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Earlier this month, we took a quick look into the Underground Railroad in our Southeast Michigan.  As part of Black History Month, we continue exploring stories that came out of that era in Washtenaw County.


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In the not-so-distant future, Pittsfield Township Hall may be entirely powered by solar energy, with a center that also serves as a community gathering place and educational opportunity. In this week's installment of 'Issues of the Environment', David Fair talks with Pittsfield Township Supervisor Mandy Grewal.  

  

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