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

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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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

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.


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.


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