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  • Poverty in the U.S. can't be compared to Europe's

    I question some of the assertions in a recent letter to the editor ("Ehrlich's talk of Obama's radicalism strains credulity," July 25). For example, the writer claims that "European social democracy" has provided "lower poverty" than found in the...
  • Food for Tomorrow

    Food for Tomorrow
    When Rodrigo Sutema and Dylan Goldberg started Food for Tomorrow - a project to raise money, food and awareness about hunger in Howard County - they anticipated it would last for about one month. More than a year later, the project is still going strong...
  • Poverty line doesn't begin to cover those who need help

    Thank you to Dan Rodricks for his recent column "Our official national lie" (Aug. 8), which highlighted the discrepancy between the federal poverty line and what real families can actually afford. A recent study by Feeding America, the nation's largest...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • Forget the rosy statistics: More are poor, the rest are hurting

    The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Thursday, Sept. 18: The U.S. Census released figures this week that show that the national poverty rate has decreased for the first time since 2006. Don't rush to plan a victory...
  • Northampton County employees displeased about rising health insurance contributions

    Northampton County employees displeased about rising health insurance contributions
    Northampton County employees had a message for their employer: They do not want to pay more for their health insurance. It was a message they expressed passionately and repeatedly at Thursday night's county council meeting. During a meeting so crowded...
  • Should Florida again seek federal funding for high-speed rail?

  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Sale on Walmart Family Mobile with unlimited talk, text and Web

    Sale on Walmart Family Mobile with unlimited talk, text and Web
    Save $5 a month with Walmart's no-contract Family Mobile plan. The plan, on the T-Mobile network, offers unlimited talk, text and Web for $34.88 a month for the first line or unlimited talk and text for $24.88 a month. Plans with Web data include 2....
  • Pop-Up Arts Fest held in downtown Windsor

    Downtown Windsor was culturally transformed on Saturday, Sept. 13. Live dancers, performers, artists and amazing pieces of artwork were distributed throughout downtown Windsor. The annual REAP Street Pop-Up Arts Fest arrived on a gray morning, but drew in...
  • New data shows Americans' incomes still stagnant after recession

    New data shows Americans' incomes still stagnant after recession
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what has become a recurring theme in America's long slog back from the 2007-09 recession, most U.S. households again saw no noticeable increase in their income last year. A report from the Census Bureau on Tuesday showed the...
  • Need To Reach A DSS Worker? Can You Hold For 78 Minutes?

    Need To Reach A DSS Worker? Can You Hold For 78 Minutes?
    Angela Lewis-Shakes learned when she went to a dental appointment last week that her Medicaid coverage had been cut off. She knew she'd have to call the state Department of Social Services to straighten out her coverage. But she dreaded it. Last...