Report: Detroit Income Rises, Poverty Rate Doesn't ImproveDetroit's poverty rate didn't improve much in 2017, despite the city seeing a second consecutive year of rising incomes, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and His Wife MacKenzie Create $2 Billion Fund To Fight HomelessnessJeff Bezos announced the "Bezos Day One Fund." The Amazon CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, will commit $2 billion to fund existing nonprofits that help homeless families and to create a network of preschools in low-income communities.
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.