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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • More poor babies get checkups when parents get extra help

    More poor babies get checkups when parents get extra help
    Low-income parents may be more likely to get their infants routine checkups and vaccinations when clinics offer extra support navigating healthcare issues and addressing basic needs like food and housing, a U.S. study suggests. Many parents,...
  • Changing the culture of poverty

    Changing the culture of poverty
    John Kenneth Galbraith was an economics professor at Harvard University, a speechwriter for both Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy and a U.S. ambassador to India. He was also among the few economists to address what the country should do about poverty....
  • Can Lifeline close the digital divide?

    Can Lifeline close the digital divide?
    The federal government has been offering subsidies to help the poor afford phone service since the court-ordered breakup of the Ma Bell system in the mid-1980s. Now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to give low-income Americans a...
  • CCPS opts out of program expanding access to free meals for low-income students

    CCPS opts out of program expanding access to free meals for low-income students
    Carroll County Public Schools will not opt into a program created by a new Maryland law, called the Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015, that will allow an entire school to qualify for free breakfast and lunch for students from low-income families, rather...
  • Minorities in retail get paid less, promoted less, study says

    African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the retail industry, a new study showed Tuesday. The...
  • WCC photography student putting face on homelessness

    WCC photography student putting face on homelessness
    Alex "Kino" Garza doesn't have to go that far back in life to recall poverty. There were plenty of times in his tumultuous childhood, the 31-year-old Aurora man remembers worrying about where the next meal was coming from. Garza also doesn't have to...
  • California Senate passes bill raising minimum wage to $13 from $9

    California Senate passes bill raising minimum wage to $13 from $9
    The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would raise the minimum wage in California from $9 to $11 an hour on Jan. 1 and boost it again to $13 in 2017, with supporters saying it is necessary to lift millions of workers out of poverty. Sen. Mark...
  • L.A. Mission selling low-income apartment building; residents must move

    L.A. Mission selling low-income apartment building; residents must move
    After spending two years at the Los Angeles Mission overcoming a methamphetamine addiction, Patrick Vincer graduated from the skid row shelter to the Christian ministry's apartment building in Hollywood. Vincer, 49, a former carnival worker, said...
  • Will Rodricks open his house to the poor?

    Will Rodricks open his house to the poor?
    In response to Dan Rodricks' proposal that our legislators support the leftist "Moving to Opportunity" agenda where the poor are moved to better neighborhoods through rent-subsidy vouchers, I have a better idea ("Time for leaders to do right thing for...
  • Let Kids Choose Their Summer Reading

    Let Kids Choose Their Summer Reading
    It's a familiar classroom ritual — every June, teachers assign summer reading. And every September, students come back to school having read too few books. This is frustrating for teachers, and challenging for students. When kids aren't in school,...
  • Romero beatification signals Pope Francis' plan for Catholic Church

    Pope Francis' decision to beatify assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero offers the most clear signal yet of the pope's determination to refocus the direction of the world's largest Christian organization. Francis ended years of debate when...