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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.


Protest Organizer Lyn Thomas (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne)

Detroit Neighbors Protest Firehouse Closure

Community members say there has been a rash of fires recently and they will fight to keep this essential service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2012

Detroit Schools Set Hearing On $784M Budget

The public is getting a chance to comment on the state-managed Detroit Public Schools’ proposed $784 million budget for 2012-13.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2012

Gov. Snyder Signs Next Michigan Budget Into Law

The $48 billion spending plan for the budget year that starts Oct. 1 is law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

University of Michigan Hospital (University of Michigan photo)

UM Hospitals & Health Centers Report Better Than Expected 2011-12 Results

When you’re a hospital that’s opening a huge new children’s and women’s hospital, an expansion of your adult emergency department and rolling out a major computer system upgrade, you expect a rough year financially. But the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers did better than expected.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

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Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.


A view of Houghton, including the Michigan Technological University campus, from Hancock. Matt Roush photo.

Michigan Tech Sets 3.9 Percent Tuition Hike

At a special meeting Thursday, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control approved a general fund budget of $165.5 million for fiscal year 2013, which starts this July 1. Included was a 3.9 percent tuition increase for Michigan resident undergraduates, less than the state’s 4 percent cap.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

DPS Budget Calls For Nearly 1,900 Job Cuts, Pay Cut

The proposed Detroit Public Schools budget, which include the closing of nine schools, cuts overall expenditures by $250 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2012

Judge Hears Lawsuit Over Detroit Financial Deal

An Ingham County judge is holding a hearing on Detroit’s top lawyer’s challenge to a consent agreement between Michigan and the deficit-ridden city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

Rick Snyder - Dave Bing (Credit: Getty Images)

Bing Demands City Lawyer Drop Lawsuit Opposing Consent Agreement

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is now ordering the city’s top lawyer to drop a legal challenge over the city’s consent agreement with the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012