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Ronnie Peterson

With nearly 69-percent of the vote, Colton A. Campbell defeated Ora Wright and won the Republican Primary in the 54th State House District.

Incumbent Ronnie Peterson found himself on a rather crowded ballot in the democratic race for the 54th district state house seat. Peterson is finishing up his first term in office now, and faced a challenge from three other candidates.

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Residents who live in the Ypsilanti area now have an official process they can follow to file mail delivery complaints with the U.S. Post Office
 


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Nearly 70 community leaders, many of them Washtenaw County elected officials, gathered today for a policy forum to address the growing need for affordable housing for senior citizens. 


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Representatives from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority met with City of Ypsilanti officials today to discuss concerns that senior citizens living at the Cross Street Village apartments have about possibly losing their affordable housing units.


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Senior citizens who live at the Cross Street Village apartments in Ypsilanti, the former site of Ypsilanti High School, are concerned they may have to leave their homes.  A regulatory rent control agreement that has provided affordable housing for them is expected to expire on August 31st.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been following this story and brings us this special feature.  


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Town hall conversations are taking place in Washtenaw County this week to give citizens a chance to interact with their elected officials.


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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

Democrats will retain all four of Washtenaw County’s District State House seats.

Yousef Rabhi
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Washtenaw County is planning to regulate the use of single use, plastic bags.  However, the Michigan State Legislature has slowed the process of passing this measure.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the controversy surrounding the proposed ordinance.

  Editor's note: Wednesday evening, the Washtenaw County commissioners  voted 6-2 to approve a new carryout bag ordinance that would put a 10-cent "tax" on customers for every single use (paper or plastic) bag they receive at stores in Washtenaw county. Stay tuned for follow-up discussion on the issue.

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Candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives 54th District seat debated at Eastern Michigan University Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
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Washtenaw County Commissioners will meet Wednesday night.

They're likely to approve a transfer of funds from the Washtenaw Community Health Initiative back into the county’s mental health department budget.