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  • Garcetti says housing shortage, minimum wage linked in Los Angeles

    Garcetti says housing shortage, minimum wage linked in Los Angeles
    The housing shortage in Los Angeles – possibly the most severe since the end of World War II – is linked to a low minimum wage and a host of other economic issues in the city, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • Beyond the 'private option' for Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON Less than a year after low-income Arkansans started receiving health coverage under the Affordable Care Act's controversial Medicaid expansion, the state is declaring its so-called "private option" experiment a success. Hospitals saw fewer...

    Davidsonville spay, neuter service hopes to tap state funding to aid low- income pet owners

    The Anne Arundel Animal Control facility in Millersville and the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook clinic in Davidsonville are being considered for a grant-funded partnership to spay and neuter pets in low-income areas of the county. "It is the first time we will...

    How the safety net cuts poverty rates

    WASHINGTON Without Social Security, the poverty rate among senior citizens in the U.S. would be more than 50 percent; instead, it's just 14.6 percent. For people of all ages, food stamps cut the poverty rate by about 10 percent, and they reduce poverty...

    #HRBooks Review: Norfolk author explores life's big questions in 'Poor Man's Guide to Suicide'

    Why do people contemplate suicide? Why do some follow through while others decide to stay among the living? Are their circumstances so bad that they have no alternative, or are their decisions based on emotions that change over time? Is life based on...