Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free Speech

The appellate opinion says the law “would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2013

James Van Horn is seen in a video clip. (Credit: YouCaring.com)

Funds Being Raised To Bury Homeless, Iconic Detroiters

Those Detroiters are believed to be Detroit Tiger game icons — Eat ‘em Up Tigers man James Van Horn and Dreadlock Mike.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2013

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ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside City

The ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

(credit: covenanthousemi.org)

Helping Homeless Teens In The Classroom

How do you make sure kids get an education if they don’t even have a place to call home?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013


Michigan Sees Increase In Homeless Students

The Michigan Department of Education says the state has seen a 66 percent rise in homeless students over four years, to more than 37,500 in 2011-12.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013

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Detroit Opens 2 Warming Centers In City

The City of Detroit, in conjunction with the local nonprofit homeless service providers, has two warming centers to offer residents a break from the winter chill.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Groundbreaking For Apartments For The Homeless

A host of friends, supporters and beneficiaries of Cass Community Services joined Rev. Faith Fowler at a groundbreaking Wednesday of the renovation of a 41-unit apartment building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2012

Homeless Man Recovers After Legs Set On Fire

A homeless man in West Michigan is being treated for burns after being set on fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2012

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Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates Constitution

A state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

Tom Bell spends his days cleaning up an old railroad property at the foot of West Jefferson and Fort Street. He calls the one-room building his home. He claims that the property owners have given him permission to live there. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

‘Homeless’ Detroit Man Carves Slice Of American Dream

A homeless man in Detroit is making the most of his situation, carving out his own tiny slice of the American dream.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2012




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