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Poverty

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  • Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits

    Seminar underscores need for collaboration among nonprofits
    For those who work in social services, the silos have begun to fade from view. Prompted by the most recent economic downturn, nonprofits that once vied for every available funding penny — functioning essentially as independent entities, or silos...
  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled

    Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled
    Mitt Romney's announcement that he is pondering a third run for the White House with a focus on fighting income inequality and poverty presents a host of challenges that would appear to be particularly difficult for Romney to surmount. After running...
  • Romney strikes a new tone for 2016, but is this the real Mitt?

    Mitt Romney stepped back into the political arena Friday night, reborn as a prospective presidential candidate with a message almost as surprising as his apparent desire to run again for the White House. From the man pilloried for describing 47...
  • Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?

     Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?
    Rising like a well-coiffed, buttoned-down phoenix from the ashes of his wildly unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has politely expressed interest in running again. But this time, he and his handlers assert, it will not be the same Mitt...
  • Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.

    Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.
    Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected...
  • It's the poor who get short shrift on college subsidies

    It's the poor who get short shrift on college subsidies
    One could be forgiven for thinking that it's the middle class who have suffered most from America's failed higher-education policies, which saddled students with years of debt. Putative reformers invoke the plight of the middle class almost exclusively....
  • 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...
  • Should students read Ayn Rand instead of a book about poverty?

    A parent in the wealthy Texas town of Highland Park has challenged a book about people living near the poverty line, and suggested books by Ayn Rand, Ben Carson and Karen Hesse as replacements, the Dallas Morning News reports. The challenged book, David...
  • Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

    SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an...