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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Nonprofit law center will provide services to poor residents

    There's a gap in the legal landscape in Rhode Island, one that leaders of a new nonprofit law center said Thursday they hope to fill. The Rhode Island Center for Justice will provide legal services to low-income residents as well as advocacy to community...
  • Consumer advocate wants to block PPL's proposed 42 percent fixed-rate hike

    Consumer advocate wants to block PPL's proposed 42 percent fixed-rate hike
    The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate is asking state regulators to halt PPL's proposed $167.5 million rate hike, in part because it would unfairly pick on low-income ratepayers. In a 10-page complaint filed this week, the office argues that PPL's...
  • Kansas and Missouri consider welfare laws that stigmatize the poor

    Kansas and Missouri consider welfare laws that stigmatize the poor
    There must be a political school of thought predicated on the belief that nonexistent problems should be addressed in the meanest way possible. How else to explain the bills being considered by lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri that restrict what...
  • Global Food Security Act a critical step forward in ending hunger

    If Congress passes the Global Food Security Act of 2015, it will be taking a critical step toward ending global hunger and malnutrition in our lifetime. Food security and the underlying political, economic and environmental stability that make it possible...
  • Driver's license suspensions push poor deeper into poverty, report says

    Driver's license suspensions push poor deeper into poverty, report says
    Traffic-court fines layered with escalating fees and penalties have led to driver's license suspensions for 4.2 million Californians — or one in six drivers — pushing many low-income people deeper into poverty, a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Follow Christ's values and principles [Letter]

    As we contemplate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during this time of year, we should also contemplate his life and teachings. Christ conveyed a message of peace and directed us to care for the least among us. He preached that we should...
  • Children's savings accounts help states create 'college-going culture'

    WASHINGTON Free money for college may sound like an easy sell, but when parents of newborns in Maine were offered a $500 grant for their infants' college education, fewer than half signed up. Even worse, a study found that less educated, lower-income...
  • Women's forum addresses problems, solutions

    One after another, the women came forward to speak, taking up the microphone in the auditorium of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to tell powerful stories about the problems plaguing girls and women in Broward County. And one...
  • Minneapolis Federal Reserve to start Indian Country center

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis plans to start a national center to spur development on Indian reservations, which have been plagued by poverty passed down through generations, according to the Fed bank's outgoing president. Minneapolis Fed...
  • When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes

    When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes
    Southern Californians are famous for fighting some of the worst gridlock in the United States. They know as well as anyone the benefits of living close to work. But that's becoming an increasingly difficult trick to pull off as the distance grows...
  • Minneapolis Fed plans center on Indian reservation development

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will start a national center to spur economic development on Indian reservations. Persistent poverty in American Indian communities, passed down through generations, shows the need for more research and energy...