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Poverty

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  • Higher minimum wage won't reduce poverty

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has proposed setting a minimum wage of at least $10 an hour for employees of contractors hired to do work for Allentown. He says, "Every economist agrees that raising the minimum wage is the best way to reduce poverty." If...
  • Poverty will not be solved by a marriage license

    An Indiana state representative is pitching a taxpayer-funded office to promote marriage. Just in time for Valentine's Day. This is not a new idea. Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican of Lizton, envisions an Office of Marriage Promotion as a way to...
  • East Timor independence hero Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao submits resignation

    East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao resigned as prime minister Friday, stepping down ahead of an expected restructuring of the government next week. Gusmao, 68, is a former guerrilla leader who spearheaded East Timor's drive for independence...
  • Anger in Jordan at Islamic State won't last if poverty allowed to fester, experts say

    In Amman's Hussein slum, where jobs and hope are scarce, many were once drawn to the militant ideas of the Islamic State group as a way to a better life. A video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death triggered a national backlash against the...
  • The welfare state wages war on marriage

    Fifty-one years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson's war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history. Last year, taxpayers spent more than...
  • How divorce after 50 may affect your retirement savings

    How divorce after 50 may affect your retirement savings
    Getting unhitched this year? If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up demand after...
  • A real everyday threat is mass poverty

    This is to thank Steve Chapman for his timely Jan. 15 column. He reminds us that our relentless state of angst over terrorism, for all its existential dangers, remains a very small threat to our everyday lives here. While terrorism remains a statistically...
  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood

    After Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot to death as he said Mass, Danlio Macias’ family mourned as if one of its own had been killed. “I see these photos,” Macias said, eyes red with tears as he visited the site of Romero’s...
  • Earning bachelor's degree is a growing divide between richest, poorest US students, study says

    There is a growing divide between who earns a bachelor's degree by age 24, with the gap between the nation's richest and poorest students doubling during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday. The percentage of students from the...
  • More states lean toward Medicaid expansion

    WASHINGTON The federal government last week approved Indiana's plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, increasing the number of expansion states to 28, and the District of Columbia. Indiana's plan could add an estimated 350,000 low-income...