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Poverty

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  • The end of marriage [Commentary]

    Ward and June. Ozzie and Harriet. Jim and Margaret Anderson. If you recognize those couples — and if you grew up wishing they were your parents — you likely hearken to a time when the American family was made up of a breadwinning father...
  • Uptown FLATS: Gentrifier or 'Brooklynizer'?

    Uptown FLATS: Gentrifier or 'Brooklynizer'?
    It feels like you can't turn a corner in Uptown without seeing a FLATS property. The buildings—eight so far, three of which are open for tenants—meticulously designed to appeal to stylish 20-somethings, are the brainchild of Jay Michael, a...
  • L.A. gets $36 million in Promise Zone anti-poverty grants

    L.A. gets $36 million in Promise Zone anti-poverty grants
    Los Angeles has received $36 million in federal grants for an ambitious program to provide a wide range of social and education services to needy students and their families in several neighborhoods. The effort is called Promise Zone, part of...
  • Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia

    Seminars scheduled on 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance options in Virginia
    Open enrollment for subsidized private health insurance, sold through the state exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, starts Nov. 15 for coverage in 2015. Virginia is among 20 states with a "federally facilitated" state exchange, and among...
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • More simple moves to help you cut health care costs (Part 2 of 2 parts)

    No matter how you get your insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, an agent, or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs these days. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour

    Six L.A. council members seek to boost minimum wage to $15.25 an hour
    Los Angeles lawmakers upped the ante Tuesday in the drive for a higher minimum wage, unveiling a plan that is more aggressive than Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed increase. On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden threw his support behind Garcetti's...
  • Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers

     Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers
    Mount Prospect is again looking to return some property tax money to low-income residents with two help sessions this month. On Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, eligible homeowners can get help filling out an...
  • L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019

    L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019
    Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago. The proposal calls...
  • We are all 'poor' and need to help each other

    With a new archbishop arriving in town, might we all reconsider use of the unfortunate term “the poor”? This shorthand phrase suggests a separate category of lowly and powerless human beings forced to get by on the pity and magnanimity of...