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Poverty

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  • Baltimore riots and the long shadow of 1992 Los Angeles

    Baltimore riots and the long shadow of 1992 Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, parts of Los Angeles looked something like Baltimore has in the last week, only more so. The toll in Los Angeles — after four days of mayhem that began April 29 following the acquittal of police officers in the Rodney King...
  • High housing costs driving more Californians into poverty

    High housing costs driving more Californians into poverty
    High rents are driving more Californians into poverty, said a report out Tuesday from an affordable housing group. A new study by the California Housing Partnership found that the state's lowest-income households spend two-thirds of their income on...
  • Should states tell welfare recipients how to spend their benefits?

    WASHINGTON Kansas' new law that restricts welfare recipients from using their benefits to get a tattoo, consult a psychic or take a cruise has made for endless fodder on the late-night talk show circuit. Supporters argue the law will push the poor to...
  • Talk of the County: Reader doesn't buy healthy Lake County report

    Talk of the County: Reader doesn't buy healthy Lake County report
    A healthy Lake County? Where and how were the statistics compiled? Increased calling to a quit smoking hotline doesn't mean less smoking. The county actually consists of two counties. One is riddled with poverty and poor education, the other is affluent...
  • Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health

    Medicaid Cuts To OB-GYNs Hazardous To Women's Health
    Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which...
  • Medicaid gap: Choosing between dinner and a medical test

    Medicaid gap: Choosing between dinner and a medical test
    Cynthia Louis sees the bus bench advertising "Obamacare" near her Miami home as a reminder of a broken promise: that the Affordable Care Act would help her get the medical care she needs to return to work. Louis, 57, has been unemployed since fall of...
  • NYC goal: Lift 10% out of poverty

    NYC goal: Lift 10% out of poverty
    NEW YORK — New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty's clutches within a decade — more than the total living in Charlotte, N.C., the 16th biggest city in the United States — by launching a program that has drawn both...
  • Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrest

    Togo will vote Saturday in an election that could see its president win a third five-year term, keeping his family in power for nearly 50 years. President Faure Gnassingbe assumed power in 2005 after his father, who ruled Togo for 38 years, died of a...
  • Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor

    Rauner takes budget ax to health care for the poor
    A month ago, new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers agreed to $300 million in cuts as part of a plan to fix a budget passed last year that didn't have enough money to cover 12 months of spending. On Thursday, a few details of what those...
  • Applause, skepticism greet NYC mayor's anti-poverty plan

    New York City aims to lift 800,000 people out of poverty's clutches within a decade — nearly as many people who live in San Francisco — by launching a program that has drawn both applause for its ambition and skepticism about its feasibility....
  • Mandate gifted programs

    Mandate gifted programs
    After U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced plans to retire in 2016, advocates for high-performing students sang her praises for her steadfast support of federal initiatives to boost programming for academically gifted, low-income learners, and with it,...