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Poverty

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  • Metro fares will increase despite protests of low-income riders

    Metro fares will increase despite protests of low-income riders
    Amid concerns over a projected budget deficit in Los Angeles County's growing bus and rail system, officials Thursday voted to raise Metro fares in September, but opted to postpone a decision on further increases in 2017 and 2020. After a lengthy...
  • 10 cheapest cities in the U.S.

    When it comes to cheap living, don't mess with Texas. Three of the 10 cheapest cities in the U.S. can be found in the Lone Star State. Several Texas cities, including San Marcos, McAllen and San Antonio, didn't crack the top 10 but ranked very highly...
  • Mailbag: Hotel plan would displace women, children

    Re: Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants," (May 17): Women and children live in poverty, and the numbers are increasing. Should the predominantly male Costa Mesa Planning Commission aggressively decrease long-term independent motels,...
  • Citywide minimum wages fight poverty

    This is in response to "The $15 question; A pain, not a gain, for Chicago," by Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, which receives funding from restaurants, foundations and individuals. Saltsman has a lesson to teach...
  • Raising minimum wages will not move families out of poverty

    I have some questions to ask those pushing for a higher minimum wage: What it is you think you're going to get if minimum wage is increased, and why are you waiting for anyone else to tell you how much you should make?  If minimum wage goes up, the...
  • A conservative tries in vain to show his 'compassion' for poor kids

    A conservative tries in vain to show his 'compassion' for poor kids
    In his continuing effort to prove that cutting government benefit programs such as disability is actually good for beneficiaries, such as the disabled -- after all, that's what "compassionate conservatism" is all about -- Scott Winship responds to my...
  • In UC Irvine speech, Obama might want to channel LBJ

    Saturday will mark the second time a sitting U.S. president delivers an address at UC Irvine. The first was Lyndon Johnson, who dedicated the site of the future University of California institution on June 20, 1964. The University of California system...
  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • Different standards for different students

     Different standards for different students
    Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why American women are endangered

    According to a report released earlier this month in the widely respected health research journal The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth. To put it bluntly, for every...
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...