The ALICE Project Member Updates


ALICE Labor Day Press

Lansing State Journal - 40 percent of Michigan households can’t cover expenses, August 30, 2014. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/08/30/percent-michigan-households-cover-expenses/14888107/

Detroit News - Study: More than 40 percent of Jackson County households struggle to make ends meet, August 31, 2014. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140831/METRO06/308310021/Study-40-percent-Michigan-households-not-meeting-needs

Kalamazoo Gazette - 24% of Kalamazoo County households live above poverty line but below cost-of-living levels, August 31, 2014. http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/08/24_of_kalamazoo_county_househo.html

Jackson News - Study: More than 40 percent of Jackson County households struggle to make ends meet, August 31, 2014.  http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/08/new_study_finds_two_in_five_ja.html

Lansing News - Report: 4 in 10 Michigan households struggle to make ends meet, August 31, 2014. http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/08/report_4_in_10_michigan_househ.html

Michigan Radio - Report: Many Michiganders struggling to make ends meet, August 31, 2014. http://michiganradio.org/post/report-many-michiganders-struggling-make-ends-meet

Midland Daily News - More families struggling in Midland County than stats show, August 31, 2014. http://www.ourmidland.com/news/more-families-struggling-in-midland-county-than-stats-show/article_d724ce05-61c1-5200-a61e-1935c49e13fe.html

Times Union - Study: 40 percent of households not meeting needs, August 31, 2014. http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Study-40-percent-of-households-not-meeting-needs-5723884.php

Voice of Detroit - 40% Of Michigan Households Over Poverty Level Can’t Cover Expenses; Detroiters Below Poverty Level Worse Off , August 31, 2014. http://voiceofdetroit.net/2014/08/30/40-of-michigan-households-over-poverty-level-cant-cover-expenses-detroiters-below-poverty-level-worse-off/#sthash.AHNPKDu9.dpuf

notimerica.com – El $0% de las familias de Michigan no llegan a final de mes, 31 Ago, 2014. http://www.notimerica.com/estadosunidos/noticia-40-familias-michigan-no-llegan-final-mes-20140831182610.html

WGLO - United Way Report Suggests Many In Michigan Struggling, August 31, 2014. http://www.wglqradio.com/default.asp?pid=1821817

WATZ - Monday Morning State News Summary – ALICE lead story, August 31, 2014. http://www.watz.com/wire/localnews/06071_Monday_Morning_State_News_Summary_050224.php

 Battle Creek Enquirer - Working poor: Escaping poverty, but not hardship, September 1, 2014. http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/local/2014/08/31/working-poor-escaping-poverty-hardship/14902221/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

Livingston Daily - Nearly 3 in 10 near 'cliff to poverty' in Livingston, September 1, 2014. http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/livingston-county/2014/08/31/almost-third-county-residents-struggling/14918127/

Boyne City Gazette - 38 percent of Charlevoix County households are struggling, September 1, 2014. www.boynegazette.com/2014/38-percent-of...are.../68841

WGVU public media - State report shows income disparity locally, September 1, 2014.  http://www.wgvu.org/wgvunews/index.cfm?id=sdetail&sty=28265

Mining Journal - Politicians need to stop bickering and get to work, September 2, 2014. 
http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/537056/Politicians-need-to-stop-bickering-and-get-to-work.html?nav=5002 

Eclectablog - As our minimum wages inches up on Labor Day, 40% of Michigan households don’t earn enough to pay their bills, September 1, 2014. http://www.eclectablog.com/2014/09/as-our-minimum-wages-inches-up-on-labor-day-40-of-michigan-households-dont-earn-enough-to-pay-their-bills.html

Daily Kos - Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Is Yours an ALICE* Household?, September 3, 2014. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326922/-Michigan-Motor-City-Kossacks-Weekly-Open-Thread-Is-Yours-an-ALICE-Household 

Huffington Post - Most Detroit Families Can't Afford Their Basic Needs: Report, September 4, 2014.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/detroit-poverty-alice-report_n_5760602.html