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Snyder Signs Bills To Improve Indigent Defense

“Everyone deserves it. Everyone deserves appropriate justice,” the governor said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013

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Michigan Lawmakers Vote To Fix Indigent Defense

A bill approved by the Senate creates an independent, permanent state commission to establish standards designed to ensure effective counsel is given to low-income defendants.

06/19/2013

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Biggest Issue Facing America? ‘Poverty’ Say 2 Troy Teens In C-Span Video

Frank Boudon and Jason Ji address President Barack Obama in the video– asking him to help alleviate poverty in the nation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2013

A Pakistani child drinks water from a hand-pump in an impoverished neighborhood. According to UNICEF as many as 60 million people may not have access to safe drinking water. Clean water is also one of the factors considered in calculating the Multidimensional Poverty Index. (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Poverty Levels Are Declining Throughout The World

A new study indicates that the level of poverty seen throughout the world is decreasing, with Earth’s poorest denizens experiencing less poverty than the lowest economic echelons of the past.

03/19/2013

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THAW Radiothon Updates

It’s cold outside, which is why it’s so important people lucky enough to have warm homes donate to the annual THAW campaign, which provides life-saving heat for those in metro Detroit who could otherwise go without.

CBS Detroit–02/01/2013

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Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

The number of Michigan children living in poverty soared to more than a half-million by 2011 as many families in the state continue to face low wages, unemployment and cuts in social programs, according to a new report released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

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Poor Make Do As Detroit Struggles To Stay Afloat

More than 200,000 Detroit residents living below the poverty level struggle every day to avoid their own personal fiscal cliffs. When you grow up poor in Detroit, strategies must be developed to survive.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2012

Renethia Jones and her son. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Program Puts Toys Under The Tree For Families In Need

Renethia Jones’ two young children kids don’t yet understand that their mom is unemployed, may lose their home and can’t afford to buy Christmas presents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2012

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3-Week Wait, Assessment Period To Get Cash Welfare

People applying for cash welfare in Michigan will have to wait until after a three-week work readiness assessment to start getting benefits under a program that Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

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Many Local Families In Need For The First Time This Christmas

With less than two weeks until Christmas a request for help is going out from an agency dedicated to making sure needy families have a good holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

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