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DPS Likely To Lose Hundreds Of Teachers

The Detroit Public School district has been steadily losing students over the past several years and now the district will likely be losing hundreds of teachers over the next few years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011


Congressman Wants Your Ideas For Cutting Nation’s Deficit

Congressman Fred Upton is asking the people of Michigan to share their ideas for cutting federal spending and reducing the national debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2011


Last Day For Dearborn Snow Branch Library

The last day of service for Snow Branch Library in Dearborn is scheduled for Friday, September 2.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2011

Meeting To Explore Effects Of Planned Welfare Cuts

The Speak Out and Speak Up summit Thursday in Detroit will look at the effect of the state’s planned cuts to welfare assistance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2011


Pontiac Considers Tax Hike, Budget Cuts

Dramatic losses in revenue and population has led to Pontiac’s emergency financial manager to forward a tax hikes and budget cuts that will impact police and fire protection, among other areas.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

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Detroit Water Park Faces Closure

During the hottest week of the year, the city of Detroit’s only water park – the Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center – is being put on notice that it might close.


(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Demolition Begins On Historic Ford Auditorium

It was once the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and countless historic events in Detroit. Now, the building is coming down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2011

Teachers Voting On Concessions Contract

Voting begins Sunday by teachers faced with cutting their contract in order to help with a huge budget deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2011

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Deadline Looming For Council’s Vote On Bing’s Budget Compromise

An important day at Detroit City Hall, as decision time nears for the City Council on what it will do with Mayor Dave Bing’s proposed budget compromise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2011

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Would Raising People Mover Fare Impact City’s Budget?

Councilman Ken Cockrel said the Director of the People Mover could do more to generate revenue and relieve the burden on the city by increasing the fare from its 1983 rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2011