Screening For Poverty: An Indicator Of Health For ChildrenThe American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new recommendation urging its doctors to screen for poverty.
Report: Michigan Dips Again On Child Well-BeingThe anti-poverty Michigan League for Public Policy says Michigan is "losing ground while other states prosper."
Report Shows Improvements In Education For Michigan KidsWhile some factors related to education and health improved for the state's nearly 2.5 million children over the past few years, economic security declined.
Criminalization Of Homelessness On The RiseSome citywide behavioral bans prohibit sleeping in public, begging in public, loitering, sitting or lying down in public spaces, food sharing and sleeping in vehicles, among other behaviors.
Governor Signs Bill Raising Minimum Wage To $9.25 Hour By 2018The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
Oakland Co. Execs Debate Charity Over Poverty ReportOakland County executives are disputing the numbers in a report from Lighthouse of Oakland County -- that says poverty is on the rise.
Snyder Signs Bills To Improve Indigent Defense"Everyone deserves it. Everyone deserves appropriate justice," the governor said.
Michigan Lawmakers Vote To Fix Indigent DefenseA 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.
Biggest Issue Facing America? 'Poverty' Say 2 Troy Teens In C-Span VideoFrank Boudon and Jason Ji address President Barack Obama in the video-- asking him to help alleviate poverty in the nation.
Study: Poverty Levels Are Declining Throughout The WorldA 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.
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.
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.