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Will Wayne County’s Jail Project Get The Death Penalty?

Potential cost overruns, lack of financing and a state jail, are all reasons why the $200 million project might be scrapped.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/03/2013

Robert Ficano with WWJ's Vickie Thomas

Mackinac Panel: Think Long Term About Government Finances

Michigan’s future fiscal stability depends on remembering the bitter lessons the state learned in the last downturn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2013

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Census Says Detroiters Leaving City For Suburbs

Detroit’s population loss slowed significantly last year, but the city still lost another 12,000 residents, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

Some of the guns turned in for Meijer gift certificates. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Gun Buy Back Program Brings Competition From Another Buyer

At least 200 guns are off the streets of Detroit Saturday afternoon following a gun buy back program at a church on the city’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano and other break ground on Hines Park memorial (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Wayne County Breaks Ground On First Responders Memorial

It’s something new to honor the local men and women that put their lives on the line every day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2013

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Real Estate Sales Resume Climb, Prices Continue Zoom

The pace of residential real estate sales in metro Detroit resumed its increase in April from year-ago levels, while prices continue to skyrocket, according to the Farmington Hills-based real estate information firm Realcomp II Ltd.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

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Workforce Group Says IT, Health Care, Engineering, Skilled Trades Tops In Job Demand

A new report from the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan finds that IT, health care, engineering, design and skilled trades positions are most in demand in the region’s labor market.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2013

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Dane Slater Elected As New Mayor Of Troy

Dane Slater finished with over 50% of the vote, beating out a field of 5 others, including former State representative Marty Knollenberg.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

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Program Offers Detroiters $50 Grocery Credit For Guns

Wayne County is hoping that a $50 grocery credit is enough to get Detroiters to surrender their weapons.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

Polar Bear Exhibit at the Detroit Zoo. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Tri-County Seniors Invited To Free Day At Detroit Zoo April 24

Senior citizens living in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties are invited to enjoy a free day at the Detroit Zoo on Senior Day, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013

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