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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet

    Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet
    It's not a secret that there are significant pockets of poverty in Connecticut: 10 percent of the state's households live below the federal poverty line. There is also, according to a study released Sunday by the 16 United Ways in Connecticut, a large...
  • Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage

    Sandra L. Strauss: It's time for leaders to champion increase in minimum wage
    At a time in America when corporate profits are reaching record highs, while wages of average workers continue to decline, we have a moral obligation to stand in solidarity with those who are most in need and ask why is inequality grown so much worse...
  • Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!

    Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!
    The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks. The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...
  • Renaissance: Bristol Complex Wouldn't Be Low-Income

    BRISTOL — Renaissance Downtowns says its vision for reshaping the city's downtown is flexible, but emphasizes that one idea isn't on the table: A low-income housing project. Any apartment complex that Renaissance constructs at the former Bristol...
  • #HRBooks Review: "The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide"

    #HRBooks Review: "The Poor Man's Guide to Suicide"
    Why do people contemplate suicide? Why do some follow through while others decide to stay among the living? Are their circumstances so bad that they have no alternative, or are their decisions based on emotions that change over time? Is life based on...
  • Housing should not be left to chance

    Housing should not be left to chance
    Over a nine-day period at the end of October, as covered admirably by The Sun's Yvonne Wenger, nearly 74,000 low-income households in Baltimore enrolled through a Housing Authority website for the chance to secure one of 25,000 spots on a Section 8...
  • Downers Grove test scores consistent, but some groups lag behind

    Downers Grove test scores consistent, but some groups lag behind
    Reading and math test scores for Downers Grove elementary school students remained relatively stable in 2014, but certain groups of students continue to trail far behind, according to recently released state data. About 77 percent of Grade School...
  • Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck." The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
  • Unequal opportunity for low-income undergrads at area colleges

    Unequal opportunity for low-income undergrads at area colleges
    Deidgre Green, the 2011 valedictorian of Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, would have been a strong applicant to just about any college. But she applied to just a few, and they were mostly state schools because they were less expensive...
  • AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]

    AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]
    AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service — including 4,000 AmeriCorps...
  • Garcetti says housing shortage, minimum wage linked in Los Angeles

    Garcetti says housing shortage, minimum wage linked in Los Angeles
    The housing shortage in Los Angeles – possibly the most severe since the end of World War II – is linked to a low minimum wage and a host of other economic issues in the city, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, in a speech at the...