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Push Continues To Fix Michigan’s Indigent Defense

Almost five years have passed since a study showed poor criminal defendants are routinely processed through Michigan’s justice system without ever speaking to an attorney in violation of the Constitution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2013


New Program To Improve Poor’s Access To Medicine

Details of a new national program to improve how the uninsured receive prescription medication are expected to be released in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2012


Poverty Continues To Rise In U.S., Now 15.1%

The number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for the fourth year in a row, while Michigan’s poor got younger.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2011

Gov To Campaign For Higher Michigan Bond Rating

The state lost its top AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s back in 2003, and years of bad economic news limited its ability to improve its ranking with any of the three major agencies that rate state debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2011

Local Church Needs Help Feeding Poor On Thanksgiving

A fire at a grocery store is forcing a Detroit church to seek food donations to help feed the needy on Thanksgiving Day.


Suburbs Take Hit As U-S Poverty Climbs In Downturn

Battered by the downturn, America’s suburbs are bearing the brunt of poverty that has climbed to near-historic levels, creating strains on dwindling safety-net programs focusing mostly on the inner-city poor.


Census: Record Gap Between Rich And Poor

The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record.


Census: 1 In 7 Americans Live In Poverty

The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.


Mich. Court Dismisses Suit Over Lawyers For Poor

The Michigan Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Friday that had the potential to force an overhaul of the way poor criminal defendants get attorneys, less than three months after a completely different order.