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Poverty

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  • Overdue for checkups: Denti-Cal program for low-income kids

    Overdue for checkups: Denti-Cal program for low-income kids
    Fewer than half the low-income kids enrolled in California's dental insurance program see a dentist in any given year. That seems like a problem. Whether it is, though, is impossible to tell because of the state's inadequate oversight of the program,...
  • Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided

    Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided
    In preparation for the weekend's goings-on, Selma city workers put up barricades downtown, outside Carter Drug. In the 1960s, the drugstore served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement because its soda counter would not serve black customers. As...
  • Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...
  • Marriage not the big cure for poverty

    Marriage not the big cure for poverty
    An Indiana state representative is pitching a taxpayer-funded office to promote marriage. This is not a new idea. Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican from Lizton, Ill., envisions an Office of Marriage Promotion as a way to stabilize poor communities....
  • Higher food prices, typhoon worsen poverty in Philippines

    Poverty worsened in the Philippines in the first half of 2014 due to government restrictions on rice imports and the lingering effects of a killer typhoon, an official said Friday. Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said poverty...
  • Effort to address poverty in Rochester gets underway

    A state panel created to address poverty in Rochester has met for the first time. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul convened the first meeting of the Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force on Thursday. The panel includes about two dozen state officials who will work with...
  • Amid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death

    Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty. President Nicolas Maduro,...
  • Orlando plans to buy hundreds of apartments near Citrus Bowl

    Orlando plans to buy hundreds of apartments near Citrus Bowl
    The City of Orlando filed plans Tuesday to buy hundreds of apartment units from Fannie Mae near the newly renovated Citrus Bowl. The city proposes to pay $6.85 million for seven west Orlando apartment complexes and resell three complexes for $3.23...
  • Supporters say tax break would help kids living in poverty

    Democratic lawmakers sought Thursday to double a tax break for low-income workers, introducing their plan the same morning a child advocacy group released a report showing 1 in 5 Illinois children live in poverty. Identical measures introduced in the...
  • States look to reduce ranks of uninsured drivers

    WASHINGTON In 49 states and the District of Columbia, it's against the law to drive without car insurance. Nevertheless, more than 12 percent of all U.S. drivers are uninsured. In 2012, the most recent year for which statistics are available,...
  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...