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Katrina at 10: Is New Orleans Still New Orleans?

NEW ORLEANS ­– When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant city ­– the place where jazz was born, where the food is legendary, where culture runs deep - had some big problems.
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Six Selected for Equal Voice Fellowship and ScholarshipMarguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship. Sixty journalists nationwide competed this year for six journalism grants to support at least one or a series of investigative and exploratory reporting projects on critical poverty issues in underserved communities. These include projects on [...]
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Will Lexington Be the Next to Raise the Minimum Wage?  As more local governments consider raising the minimum wage, supporters and opponents in Lexington-Fayette County in Kentucky and throughout the country will be paying particular attention to a discussion that starts on Thursday.  That is when the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council will start a formal conversation, as an entire body, about whether to [...]
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Wells Fargo Invests $600K in Affordable Housing in Texas  Working families in the Rio Grande Valley and the El Paso area of Texas now have access to more low-interest home loans, thanks to a $600,000 investment from Wells Fargo, a housing group and the bank announced on July 30.  Wells Fargo’s investment, which is a 10-year, low-interest loan, will be paired with an [...]
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This documentary was produced by KCTS9, the public television station and digital media organization in Seattle. KCTS9 is affiliated with PBS. The video was made for its “IN Close” program.
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Seniors do much in the world. As the U.S. celebrates the Social Security Act's 80th birthday on Aug. 14, 2015, Equal Voice News is sharing this special report, again, about their contributions. Meet two "grandfamilies" in Arizona and learn how all members are working each day to have a good life.
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As the U.S. marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on Aug. 14, 2015, Equal Voice News is posting, again, this special report on aging, dignity and care. In this report, meet Christal Boutte, a home caregiver, and the people she helps with daily life.
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This video was first posted on Feb. 12, 2015. The American Friends Service Committee produced it.
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