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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Outreach Nurse Tackles Poverty, Illness and Inequality

    Outreach Nurse Tackles Poverty, Illness and Inequality
    HARTFORD — When Rebecca Santiago became a nurse she was taught how to treat the sick. But more than 30 years in public health has taught her that poverty may be the greatest threat to health and it takes a lot more than medicine to fix it. As a...
  • Wheaton targeting low-income seniors for housing assistance program

    Participation is decreasing this year in a Wheaton program that helps low-income seniors, as its leaders start to shift the targets of the funding. The Senior Housing Assistance Program gives city money to area seniors to help pay their housing expenses....
  • Carroll ranked fourth healthiest county in Maryland

    Carroll ranked fourth healthiest county in Maryland
    Carroll County is the now the fourth healthiest county in Maryland. That's according to new 2015 County Health Rankings out Wednesday March 25, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. After...
  • Illinois schools have biggest funding gap in nation

    Illinois schools have biggest funding gap in nation
    Illinois has the most unfair school funding system in the nation, according to a study released this week by The Education Trust. The state's school districts with the greatest number of students living in poverty receive substantially fewer state and...
  • A better 2016 agenda

    "In your heart you know he's right," was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: "In your head you know he's nuts."...
  • House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

     House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate
    In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years. The lopsided 392-37 vote shifted pressure...
  • Allentown Diocese gives $95,000 in poverty relief grants

    Allentown Diocese gives $95,000 in poverty relief grants
    The Diocese of Allentown has allocated $95,000 in Poverty Relief Fund grants to 15 programs and agencies, according to a news release. The money is from a collection taken up in the 94 parishes of the diocese in the third week of November. Applications...
  • Study: Montgomery is most healthy, Baltimore City least healthy

    Study: Montgomery is most healthy, Baltimore City least healthy
    Baltimore City ranked as the least healthy jurisdiction in the state, followed by several rural counties on the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland, in a report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which looked at counties across the...
  • Vision 20/20: Illinois last in funding public education

    Public education associations in Illinois have published a report that says large inequities exist in student achievement. Titled Vision 20/20, the 23-page document addresses several topics, such as state education funding and testing. In November 2012,...
  • Report Says More Jobs Needed Near Poor Neighborhoods

    Greater Hartford's job losses have been more evenly distributed between city and suburbs than in most metropolitan areas, according to a report released Tuesday by The Brookings Institution. Across the nation's 96 largest urban areas, suburban...
  • L.A.'s minimum wage plan doesn't make sense

    L.A.'s minimum wage plan doesn't make sense
    Confronting unyielding poverty rates and economic inequality, Los Angeles city and county political leaders are debating whether hiking the minimum wage is a good idea. My firm, Beacon Economics, analyzed the effects of a jump from the current $9 state...