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House Passes Gun Records Confidentiality Bills

The House moved to broaden gun owners’ rights Thursday by voting to reaffirm the confidential status of gun records, clarify the definition of “brandishing” a gun and lift a ban on short-barreled rifles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014


Abortion Insurance Law Takes Effect In Michigan

The new law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

Marijuana. FILE PHOTO (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Compelling Stories Tie Medical Marijuana To Relief From Symptoms Of Trauma, Disease

The Mayor of the tiny town of Montrose, Michigan put in a plug for medical marijuana dispensaries as a State Senate committee takes testimony on a bill Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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State Senator Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Crimes Against Seniors

“Our elder population, they’re more vulnerable,” says Virgil Smith,

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

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E-Cigarettes Ignite Debate Over Regulation, Sales

Banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to kids may seem like a no-brainer, yet a number of health advocacy groups oppose legislation that does just that.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2014


Drugged Drivers Face Tougher Penalties Under New Legislation

Drugged drivers are targeted in new legislation that would require immediate jail time for repeat offenders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2014


New Michigan Law Requires More Mental Health Services

Legislation has been signed into law to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed or at risk of being imprisoned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2014

State Capitol of Michigan in Lansing. (istockphoto)

Lawmakers Pass Bills Deleting ‘Retarded’ From Laws

Lawmakers say the changes will help ensure people with disabilities are treated “for who they really are.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2014


Senate OKs Bill Letting Landlords Ban Medical Marijuana

The bill would prohibit medical marijuana users from growing or smoking weed in rental properties, including hotels.



City To Strike Rule About Being Willfully Annoying, Attorney Claims It’s ‘Unconstitutional’

It’s soon expected to be OK to be willfully annoying in one Michigan city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014