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Poverty

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  • India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

    India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty
    NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation’s rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and...
  • Mental illness in youth: a common struggle

    Mental illness in youth: a common struggle
    Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
  • Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps

    Some ugly misconceptions about food stamps
    It’s back to the drawing board as Congress voted against its farm bill Thursday in an unexpected defeat for legislation relied upon to set U.S. food policy. Some conservative Republicans thought the bill didn't curtail enough spending, while many...
  • Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments

    Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments
    Let us now praise one of the many legacies that prove that, in addressing its citizens' economic dignity, the America of the Thirties was smarter and more humane than the America of today. The example at hand is the minimum wage law. The federal...
  • Families on food stamps would suffer while farms get fat

    Families on food stamps would suffer while farms get fat
    As a member of Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is proud to stand up for the principles of limited government and individual responsibility. The first-term congressman expresses skepticism about such safety-net programs as food stamps, regarding...
  • Soda size cap cuts calories most in kids, the overweight, study says

    Soda size cap cuts calories most in kids, the overweight, study says
    A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study has offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those...
  • Majority of women, blacks and Latino seniors on cusp of poverty

    Majority of women, blacks and Latino seniors on cusp of poverty
    A new report on the senior population found a majority of elderly women, blacks and Latinos are precariously close to poverty, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute report released Thursday. The report comes as lawmakers are considering...
  • State working poor lack education opportunities, report says

    California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective  job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report released Wednesday. The report, Working Hard,...
  • Poor go unheard in presidential race

    Poor go unheard in presidential race
    Telana Starks was watching her niece play in a sandbox Monday afternoon in Lafayette Park when I asked if she was following the presidential campaign. She said she hadn't really been paying any attention, which was interesting because the candidates...
  • Study examines poverty and the allotment of resources

    Study examines poverty and the allotment of resources
    Why do many poor people spend money in ways that seem to squander their already limited resources, like buying lottery tickets? It's not necessarily that they're less savvy about financial matters, but a lack of funds appears to affect the way people...
  • Doing the math on 'Lexus lanes'

    Doing the math on 'Lexus lanes'
    Some people are pretty good at being stuck in traffic. They gab on the phone, listen to music, chalk up the inconvenience as inevitable. Not I. Generally speaking, I sweat, curse and think miserable thoughts. And I'm on the road a lot, which has...