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Poverty

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  • Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities

    Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities
    More than one in four adults in York and James City counties are obese and fewer than one in five exercise on a regular basis, but those two counties still rank as the healthiest on the Peninsula. The counties also rank among the 10 healthiest...
  • Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers

    Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers
    Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again. Hopkins officials had not presented a...
  • Dan Le Batard: It's difficult for us to understand Yasiel Puig's lack of understanding

    Before you pile atop irresponsible diva-punk-jerk Yasiel Puig, absorb a few random stories about the difficulties in his kind of transition: Luis Castillo once set off a fire alarm in an American hotel, thinking it was a shampoo dispenser. Euclides...
  • Obamacare and its effect on women's health

    Obamacare and its effect on women's health
    Meg Finnegan thought she might never be able to afford to have a baby. Finnegan, who is self-employed and has a pre-existing medical condition, was having trouble finding health insurance at all, let alone a policy that would cover pregnancy and...
  • Great Divide: Gap between poor and wealthiest continues to widen

    "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech MEMPHIS, Tenn. A month after Natalie Vazquez lost the best-paying job she'd...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...
  • Number of stay-at-home mothers on the rise, study says

    Number of stay-at-home mothers on the rise, study says
    The percentage of mothers who stay home with their children is rising due to shifting demographics and a troubled job market. The portion of stay-at-home mothers with children under age 18 rose to 29% in 2012 from 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew...
  • Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered

    Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered
    The draft dodger is 68. The ex-nun nears 80. But on a cold early morning in March, they have trundled to a street corner for their regular trip passing out donated pastries to men and women who sleep near the Los Angeles River and underneath its bridges....
  • Another round of food stamp cuts in states

    WASHINGTON A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of Americans twice since November. In some states, policymakers have imposed additional cuts that jeopardize benefits...
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...
  • Zachary Lazar searches for meaning in 'I Pity the Poor Immigrant'

    Meyer Lansky is one of the gravitational centers of Zachary Lazar's new novel, "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" (Little, Brown and Company: 256 pp., $25). Not so much the dapper, "Boardwalk Empire"-era gangster as Lansky in 1972 in Israel, seeking to retire...