washtenaw county

The Washtenaw County board of commissioners has approved a slight increase in the tax for agriculture and economic development.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The Washtenaw County board of commissioners has adopted policies from its animal control task force to be used as the basis for negotiations with the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board has approved filing the articles of incorporation for a new county-wide transit authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Climate Change
Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.  UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is considering a slight in increase to the agricultural and economic development act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

A voting rights coalition has asked a Federal judge to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the use of check-off boxes that ask voters to confirm their U.S. citizenship on November ballots.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has that, and a look at what you can expect to find - or not find - on your local baloot.

Roughly one out of every ten students in Washtenaw County has been granted a waiver from one or more required immunizations.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

No results have changed following recounts of some  August primary elections in Washtenaw County, but some recounts could not be completed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

Red Cross volunteers from Washtenaw and Lenawee counties are answering the call for help in the wake of hurricane Isaac.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley continues to expand its offerings as the community deals with the lingering impact of the housing market downturn.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

More Primary Election Results

Aug 8, 2012

In Dexter Township, James Drolett has won the republican primary for Supervisor, defeating Kathryn Bowring.  Drolett will face incumbent Democrat Pat Kelly in November.
    In the Dexter Township Republican primary for the Treasurer's post, Libby Brushaber has defeated Mark Wojno.  Brushaber faces no opposition in November.

    In the Republican primary for Bridgwater Township's Board of Trustees, incumbent trustee David Faust and newcomer Wes Cowden won yesterday's vote.  Both will be unopposed in November.

Primary Election Results: County Races

Aug 8, 2012

Evan Pratt has won the democratic primary to be Washtenaw County's next Water Resources Commissioner.
Pratt will face Republican Eric Sheie  in the November general election.  

In the non-incumbent 22nd circuit court race, James Fink and Carol Kuhnke were the top two vote-getters and will advance to the November ballot.

And,  in the new 7th district county commissioner democratic primary, Andy LaBarre defeated Christina Montague by a nearly two to one margin.  LaBarre will face Republican David Parker in November.

Washtenaw County officials are creating a new photo identification card to help area veterans get discounts from local businesses. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

County Transit

Aug 2, 2012

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have signed off on a four-party agreement and Articles of Incorporation that will serve as the framework for a new, county-wide transit authority.  Even with that step forward, another action was taken that will takes the process a step backward. WEMU's Andrew Cluley explains.

Washtenaw County commissioners have approved  a grant

application and plan to keep the Head Start program for

one more year.

Washtenaw County's board of commissioners approves

agreement and articles of incorporation for county-wide

transit authority.

Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin faces challenge from

Tom Partridge in August primary election.

Christina Montague and Andy LaBarre address issues

in LWV forum Monday night.

League of Women Voters hosts Washtenaw County

candidates forum. 

West Nile Virus in Washtenaw County

Jul 5, 2012

Wild turkey tests positive for mosquito-borne

virus in Washtenaw County.

Local officials working to find housing


Dangers of Designer Drugs

Jun 13, 2012

Washtenaw County Public Health continues

education efforts on dangers of K-2.

Complete Streets role in sustainability

plan for Washtenaw County.

Washtenaw County moving quickly to halt sales of

so-called designer drugs like K2.

Request goes out today asking stores to stop

selling K2 and other 'designer' drugs.

Washtenaw County will manage Head Start program one more year.

Healthcare Help for Ypsilanti

Apr 19, 2012

Residents of Ypsilanti's "gateway community" should find it easier to gain access to healthcare options through a new program.