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U-M Report: Nearly All In Southeast Michigan Hit By Recession

University of Michigan professors and researchers presented findings of a study involving Michigan’s Recession and Recovery at the U of M Detroit Center on Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2012

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Michigan House OKs Overhaul Of Indigent Defense

The Michigan House approved a bill Thursday to create a new system to oversee the delivery of legal representation to low-income defendants.

11/08/2012

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Kellogg Foundation Gives $570K To Detroit Poverty Program

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is awarding more than a half-million dollars to a Detroit charity to take national a program that aims to move people out of poverty.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2012

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Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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New Census Data: Incomes Continue To Fall In Michigan

Nearly six in 10 Detroit children were living below the poverty line as of 2011, and Michigan’s overall poverty rate was rising as its average income was falling, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2012

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Report Says Michigan Lags In Child Well-Being

Jane Zehnder-Merrell of Kids Count in Michigan says an astounding number of young students are in academic trouble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

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Report Ranks Best And Worse Counties For Infant Health

The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2012

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Christmas At Warren And Trumbull

At St. Dominic Outreach Center in Detroit, the message of Christmas charity is alive and well 365 days a year even though the center doesn’t display a single decoration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2011

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Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

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Gleaners Food Bank Offers Cyber Monday ‘Deal’

While you’re online this Cyber Monday, one local non profit group is asking you not to forget those whose cupboards are bare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

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