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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet.

It provides high quality information about education, health, services, food, jobs and community. We share the stories of real families facing real world issues to make it easier to get ahead.

We are looking for information that serves low-income families, not just the story. Get infowire by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Get all Infowire alerts by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

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 Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Get all Infowire alerts by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Get all Infowire alerts by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

Eric Fretz retired from the Navy in 2009 after 20 years of service. Then, he says it “kind of became my thing” to help younger veterans.

INFOWIRE: How to talk to reporters when there's a lot on the line

Jun 19, 2015
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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Get all Infowire alerts by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

At State of Opportunity, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to share their story.

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This is part of an Infowire series about choices for young people who want to be successful but aren’t seeing that path through college, or in some cases, even traditional high school education. 

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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. Get all Infowire alerts by texting INFOWIRE to 734-954-4539 or email infowire@michiganradio.org

"Everybody who goes to alternative gets the label," says Zachary. "Automatically."

The label, he explains, is that of "the bad kids in town." Zachary is 16 and a student at the alternative high school in Stockbridge. He says everyone in his small town just grows up thinking "alternative kids" are somehow more trouble than their traditional school counterparts. 

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Banks get a lot of bad press. So do check-cashing outfits. Payday lenders may get the worst press of the three.

All of them are just businesses, trying to figure out how to grow when so many people in the state have less money to throw their way.

If you need reminding, at least one third of Michiganders are low income and working. Another 17% live in poverty.

Sarah Alvarez

This is part of a special collaboration between Bridge Magazine and Infowire. Read their report here.

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Infowire fills the information gap and meets the news needs of families struggling to make ends meet. This is a quick Infowire for anybody interested in going to college next year, because you've got a deadline coming up.

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Infowire stories are a little bit different from traditional news stories. The point of Infowire is to fill an information gap. That means a perfect Infowire story would start with a question. Where do you find X in Michigan? Why doesn't X service work the way it's supposed to? Why isn't anybody doing anything about X issue? I then dig into these questions and try to put together a story.

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