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People attend a rally against Russia on Kiev's Independence square on March 2, 2014. Ukraine said Sunday it would call up all military reservists after President Vladimir Putin's threat to invade Russia's neighbour drew a blunt response from US President Barack Obama. The stark escalation in what threatens to become the worst crisis in relations since the Cold War came as pro-Russian forces seized control of key government buildings and airports in the strategic Crimean peninsula. (AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Aggression In Kiev Raises Concern For Local Ukrainians

There are about 40,000 Ukrainians in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2014

Demonstrators stand outside the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Warren. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Local Vigil Held For Those Killed During Protests In Ukraine

The Ukrainian community already rallying to ship several loads of medical supplies to the eastern European nation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2014

Fast food workers demand higher wages during a protest at a McDonalds on the Detroit/Southfield border. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Ballot Effort Underway To Raise Michigan Minimum Wage

Under the proposal, the minimum wage would rise to the “ballpark” of between $9 and $10.10 an hour and be indexed to inflation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2014

Westland mayor William Wild.
FILE PHOTO ( Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Westland Mayor Among Dozens Meeting With White House To Address Innovative Ideas For City Leaders

Mayor Wild says he and others also talked to the president about the need for more federal help in providing students training for manufacturing jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2014

Mike Duggan after winning Detroit's mayoral election (Credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mike Duggan Elected Detroit’s First White Mayor In 40 Years

With voter turnout under 20 percent — Mike Duggan beat Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon 55 to 45 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

(Credit: Amy E. Powers/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Election Results: Detroiters Elect Duggan Mayor, Royal Oak Residents Pass Proposal A

Voters in many communities in the metro area went to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the 2013 primary election.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2013

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Detroit Mayoral Candidates Talk City Needs At Detroit Economic Club

Less than two weeks away from election day, both Benny Napoleon and Mike Duggan appeared before the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Senator Debbie Stabenow (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senator Stabenow Laughs Off $$$$$$$ Tweet

Democratic Senator from Michigan Debbie Stabenow says she had bigger issues on her mind when she tweeted out a ‘big money’ message.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2013

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (2nd L) speaks as Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (R), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (L), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) (3rd L) listen during a news conference after a vote October 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to end the partial government shutdown. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Government Reopens After Congress Ends 16-Day Shutdown

The government shutdown is now over, but not everyone is jumping for joy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2013

C) Congressman John Conyers at the NAIAS 2013. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Michigan Congressman Conyers Honored For Service In Congress

A tribute is being held for Congressman John Conyers, of Detroit, this evening to honor his five decades in Congress.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2013

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