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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • State funding drops for public health in Virginia

    State funding drops for public health in Virginia
    State funding for Virginia's public health system has dropped steadily each year since 2008, according to the annual report card issued by the Trust for America's Health. The 10th annual report uses a number of health indicators — asthma, obesity,...
  • Wisconsin poverty measure rises in 2013 despite job gains

    A new study shows poverty rose slightly in Wisconsin from 2012 to 2013, despite some job gains. The report released Tuesday by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers says the Wisconsin Poverty Measure rose to 10.9 percent in 2013, up from 10.2...
  • Letters to the editor

    Earth Day a good time to support EPA Earth Day events are taking place across the Fox Valley. I remember last year when the Izaak Walton League gave out 350 pine tree seedlings to Ellis Middle School science N.E.R.D.S. to plant at home or at the new park...
  • Some state funding restored for Elgin-area schools

    Some state funding restored for Elgin-area schools
    Most of the state aid for Elgin-area schools that had been cut last month by a budget deal between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders has been given back. But local districts still will be getting less than they had originally expected from the...
  • East High students raise more than $12,000 for Aurora residents in need

    East High students raise more than $12,000 for Aurora residents in need
    Around 9 p.m. on Saturday, just under 80 East Aurora High School seniors tried to keep busy on their school's football field. Some bundled up in sleeping bags, blankets or tents, while others sprinted on the grass in a game of cops and robbers. Each...
  • Thread, a Baltimore nonprofit, weaves students' lives together

    Thread, a Baltimore nonprofit, weaves students' lives together
    When Aisha Armstrong started her freshman year at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Northwest Baltimore, she wasn't worried about making it through the next four years; she was worried about making it through the next day on $2...
  • Access Community Action Agency marks 50 years of service

    Access Community Action Agency marks 50 years of service
    An April 17 event at UConn's Thomas J. Dodd Research Center celebrated 50 years of community service through the Access Community Action Agency. Peter DeBiasi, the Access President/CEO for the past 10 years, spoke of the agency's origins during his...
  • Bridging the gap between hopelessness and hope

    Bridging the gap between hopelessness and hope
    It was 50 years ago this month that President Lyndon Johnson traveled to a one-room school house in Stonewall, Texas, where he attended classes, to sign the most expansive piece of federal education legislation ever enacted — the Elementary and...
  • Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally

    A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all...
  • School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

    The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria,...
  • Indian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition

    Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said existing rules, established in 2013 to...