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Poverty

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  • Raise dues for lawyers to expand access to courts: Editorial

    Raise dues for lawyers to expand access to courts: Editorial
    Floridians who can't afford a lawyer get one appointed to represent them at public expense when they're accused of crimes. But if they need counsel on civil matters — such as foreclosures, divorces, or disputed wages — they depend on help...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Matt Black

     
    Matt Black is an award-winning photographer from California’s Central Valley. His work explores themes of migration, farming and the environment in his native rural California and in southern Mexico....
  • Nation's most stressful ZIP Codes: California city makes top 10

    Nation's most stressful ZIP Codes: California city makes top 10
    California is represented among the top 10 in a list of the most stressful ZIP Codes in the United States. Mendota (93640) ranks third in the recent ranking by real estate website and frequent list maker Movoto. The Fresno County city, population 11,...
  • Expanding Medicaid helps Florida's children succeed in school

    Expanding Medicaid helps Florida's children succeed  in school
      Children who have health insurance through Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report.  Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that,...
  • 'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world

    'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world
    The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
  • New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say

    New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say
    On July 1, Chicago's new $13 minimum wage will begin to phase in, with a bump from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Labor activists, Mayor Emanuel and most aldermen said the new wage will give low-paid workers a much-needed boost, stimulate the local economy and...
  • Florida high court hears debate about fee-hike proposal

    Florida high court hears debate about fee-hike proposal
    The majority of Florida's Supreme Court justices agreed today that the way Florida goes about providing free lawyers to the poor is in the midst of a funding crisis, but they gave no clear signals about whether they'd vote to increase Florida Bar dues...
  • Giving thanks for ugly fruit

    Giving thanks for ugly fruit
    It was the last outing of our harvest season, and 500 pounds of apples lay before us in 25 bags. A group of nine harvesters from the Baltimore Orchard Project combed through the fruit trees for the last of the yield at this impeccably-kept orchard so we...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues

    Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues
    Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself. His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...
  • Share your blessings with those in need

    Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use. A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation/Deaf Outreach is a program that...