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Poverty

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  • Friends with weight-loss benefits

    Friends with weight-loss benefits
    Children born in South Los Angeles, where per capita income is $13,000, live on average 10 years less than children born in the affluent neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, according to the Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles. This is health...
  • Feds forced changes in Pence's HIP 2.0 plan

    In a rare moment of agreement, the state government and health care advocates have both praised the federal approval of a waiver to extend state Medicaid through the Healthy Indiana Plan, now called HIP 2.0. But after reviewing the plan, those who worked...
  • Mitt Romney to update allies Friday about 2016 presidential bid

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has scheduled a call with staff members and supporters Friday morning, two weeks after he publicly announced his interest in launching a third presidential campaign. The topic of the call was not specified in an...
  • Highland School honored for key academic gains

    Highland School honored for key academic gains
    Highland Elementary School will be one of two Illinois schools honored next month for having a high percentage of children from low-income families who experienced significant academic improvement. The recognition will take place during the National...
  • Education initiatives applauded

    Education initiatives applauded
    The alarming poverty statistics of public school students further highlight the income inequality of our country. Simply put, low-income students come from low-income homes — many of which are single parent families with mothers as the head of the...
  • The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    The recipe to beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    I admire the passion and eloquence of perennial mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls. He was the first of the four challengers to incumbent Rahm Emanuel to jump in and mix it up during Tuesday morning's debate in front of the Tribune Editorial Board,...
  • The danger of putting so many people in prison

    The danger of putting so many people in prison
    As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different. It is surprisingly easy for...
  • Zillow execs follow housing data to surprising conclusions

    SEATTLE In less than a decade, Seattle-based Zillow has become the nation's leading brand for homebuyer real-estate information. It's become synonymous with looking up your home's value or someone else's. In a forthcoming book, "Zillow Talk: The New...
  • Consumer advocates call for cheaper auto insurance for low-income residents in Maryland

    Consumer advocates call for cheaper auto insurance for low-income residents in Maryland
    Automobile insurance in Baltimore and other cities across the country is prohibitively expensive for low-income drivers, particularly those who have financed a vehicle, according to a report released Monday by the Consumer Federation of America....
  • Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits

    Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits
    For those who work in social services, the silos have begun to fade from view. Prompted by the most recent economic downturn, nonprofits that once vied for every available funding penny — functioning essentially as independent entities, or silos...
  • High court must not perpetuate segregation

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Jan. 22: A lot of discomfort is in store no matter which way the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Inclusive Communities Project case, which challenges how Texas decides the...