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Poverty

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  • Guns, poverty and the war on drugs

    Guns, poverty and the war on drugs
    It's no fun being poor. The poor want to make a buck, feed their kids and eat regularly. The poor are not necessarily well-educated. Drugs are a way to make a buck. There is a war on drugs put in place by various parts of the government. The police are...
  • 'The Briefcase' finds families who need help and help others

    Consider: a reality show that spotlights the struggling middle class by handing families a cash windfall plus the option to help another deserving family to some, or even all, of that $100,000 gift. Is this a chance for viewers to meet remarkable...
  • How Michigan's $54.5 billion budget may affect you

    Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday will sign a $54.5 billion state budget that goes into effect on Oct. 1. Here's how the spending plan could affect you: ___ TAXES/FEES — There are no tax increases or tax cuts. Lawmakers did not pass Snyder's proposed...
  • Is the fare increase fair?

    Is the fare increase fair?
    The median household income in Baltimore is only about 56 percent of the statewide average. About one in four city residents lives below the poverty line compared to one in 10 statewide, and the unemployment rate in March was 50 percent higher than the...
  • California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care

    In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and...
  • Highlights of the pope's case for environmental protection

    In a high-level, 190-page document released Thursday, Pope Francis lays out his theological argument on the imperative to curb climate change and protect the environment. He describes ongoing human damage to nature as "one small sign of the ethical,...
  • Liquor stores are not Baltimore's problem

    Liquor stores are not Baltimore's problem
    Another week and another attack on another symptom of grinding poverty Baltimore style. Last week, the city was banning candy-flavored cigars, now it's denying liquor store owners loans after the city did nothing to protect their legal tax-paying...
  • Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix 'perverse' economy

    Pope urges revolution to save Earth, fix 'perverse' economy
    In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a "structurally perverse" economic system where the rich exploit the poor, turning Earth...
  • Letter: Pursue both parents before raising wages

    Re: “Summing up the math of poverty,” Start the Presses column, May 16:┬áDan Evans’ example in his opinion piece demonstrates how raising the minimum wage overlooks a root cause of poverty: parents’ failure to support their...
  • Pies to the face benefit kids in poverty

    Pies to the face benefit kids in poverty
    Red noses were in abundance at Glacier Ice Arena May 21 — but not because of the cold. During the Red Nose Day fundraiser in Vernon Hills, participants donned scarlet clown noses to raise money for children and young people living in poverty....
  • Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

    Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger
    The American Postal Workers Union on Tuesday filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission to the proposed merger of office superstores Staples and Office Depot. The $6.3 billion merger, which was announced Feb. 3, would result in one national...