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House OKs $1 Fee On Utility Bills To Help Poor

Michigan utilities could add up to a $1 surcharge to electric bills to provide heating assistance to the poor under legislation that has passed the state House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2013

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Mich. Court Creates Defense In Child Support Cases

The Michigan Supreme Court broke new ground Tuesday in criminal cases involving unpaid child support, saying poor parents can defend themselves by showing it was impossible for them to come up with money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012

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Study: Low-Income Families Cook Home Dinner Most Nights, Aspire to Eat Healthy

According to a recent study, low-income American families are cooking dinner at home most nights but are struggling to make healthy meals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

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Program Helps Detroit Families Buy Vehicles

A national program will make low-cost loans to buy or repair pre-owned vehicles available to low- to moderate-income working families in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012

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U-M Study Finds Kids In Low-Income Families Drink Too Much Juice

Too much of a good thing? A new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital shows that kids in low-income families drink more juice than recommended.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2012

Lower-Income Families May Pay More for Auto Insurance

A study released this week shows that low and moderate income people are limited in job opportunities because they may be forced to pay too much for mandatory auto insurance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2012

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Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

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U-M Study: Kids In Lower-Income Households More Likely To Be Obese

Childhood obesity and the unhealthy behaviors that contribute to weight gain are more likely among children from lower-income households, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011

Making the Grade 08/17

WWJ Newsradio’s Greg Bowman reports on Operation Kid Equip is helping kids prepare for the new school year.

08/17/2010

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