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Poverty

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  • 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...
  • Megan McArdle: Obamacare enrollment awaits a verdict

    Is Obamacare enrollment stalling? That's the suggestion of a recent New York Times article that basically looks at the enrollment differences between the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Many states that had good enrollment for the 2014...
  • Water is a basic human right, Baltimore

    Water is a basic human right, Baltimore
    Thousands of families catching rainwater to drink, using water from their neighbors to flush toilets — have we learned nothing from those recent scenes in Detroit, where families rallied in the streets when the city starting shutting off the water?...
  • McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time

    McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time
    McDonald's Corp. will raise the minimum wage for 90,000 U.S. workers by more than 10% this summer, becoming the first major fast-food corporation to bow to pressure to improve circumstances for low-paid workers nationwide. The increase, which follows...
  • Why does America treat its poor citizens like criminals?

    Why does America treat its poor citizens like criminals?
    Want to see a look of pure hatred? Pull out an EBT card at the grocery store. Now that my kids are grown and gone, my Social Security check is enough to keep me from qualifying for government food benefits. But I remember well when we did qualify for...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage

    L.A. County supervisors vote 5-0 to study raising the minimum wage
    The movement to substantially increase the local minimum wage won a significant boost Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted to follow the city of Los Angeles in studying the idea. Until now, the campaign to raise the wage to as much $15.25...
  • State Medicaid Cuts For Births Leave Providers Stunned

    State Medicaid Cuts For Births Leave Providers Stunned
    Everyone at Women's Health Connecticut was expecting the state to enact Medicaid cuts in the range of 5 percent this summer, a tough but workable hit for the Avon firm that manages 50 obstetrics-gynecology groups in the state. But the hammer that's...
  • The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich

    The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich
    Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they're lazy. As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that "I really don't have to work. I don't really want to do this. I think I'd rather just sit around." In reality, a...
  • Robert B. Reich: The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich

    Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they're lazy. As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that "I really don't have to work. I don't really want to do this. I think I'd rather just sit around." In reality, a...
  • Oak Park District 97 candidates weigh in on Common Core, finances

    In an effort to help voters make their final selections on April 7, the Oak Park and River Forest League of Women Voters will sponsor a Candidates Fair. The event will feature those running for seats on the Oak Park Elementary District 97 and the Oak Park...