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GOP Lawmakers: Repeal Of Prevailing Wage Law Is Priority

Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, said prevailing wage laws are an “unnecessary burden” on schools and municipal government.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2015

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Snyder Signs Law Banning College Athletic Unions

The measure blocks collective bargaining for university athletes by saying they aren’t public employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2014

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and Director of Elections, Will Wesley. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Election Officials Prepare For Stronger Voter Turnout Due To Close Races

A new app will be ready to roll for the 2014 elections in Wayne County …

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2014

Michigan Supreme Court chamber (credit: istock)

Three Seats Up For Vote At Michigan Supreme Court

The Grand Rapids area hasn’t produced a Supreme Court justice in decades, but William Murphy or James Redford could break that streak. Both live in East Grand Rapids.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2014

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, file photo (credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

Gov. Snyder Has $869,000 Edge Over Schauer In Race

Polls this summer have shown the candidates about even.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2014

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

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