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Six Selected for Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship

Six Selected for Equal Voice Fellowship and Scholarship

Marguerite 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 [...]
Hunger Gap Narrows With Food Trucks and TechnologyPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn. Scott’s budget is tight since he was disabled from a work-related injury, so he turns to the Mitzvah Food Project at the Kleinlife center. The [...]
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Drug Tests for Some Who Are in Poverty in Maine? YesAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage hailed drug screenings for certain welfare recipients as a way to protect taxpayer dollars. But since the program was launched a few months ago, only a handful of recipients have been ordered to take tests and most people who have lost their assistance have done so because they [...]
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More U.S. Kids Live in Poverty Than Before the RecessionST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround. Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013 compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the latest Kids Count [...]
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Plan for Faster Internet for Working Families Is UnveiledDURANT, Okla. (AP) — Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school. Under ConnectHome, the public, private and nonprofit sectors have pledged to work together [...]
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Public Assistance Is Still Needed by 52 Million AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — participated in one or more of six poverty assistance programs on average each month in [...]
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Poor Families in Ariz. Are Now Limited to 1 Year of BenefitsPHOENIX (AP) — Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation. Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months. As a result, the Arizona Department of Economic Security will drop at least [...]
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Stereotypes Hurt Finding Solutions to Poverty, Obama SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions. “The truth is more complicated” than the caricatures of liberals as just wanting to throw [...]
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Missouri Now Ranks as a Top State to Limit the Safety NetJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor.  The new law will reduce Missouri’s lifetime limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance program [...]
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Kansas Benefit Law for Poor Families Comes Under FireTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items. More than 20 other states have such lists. But the one included by the Republican-dominated Kansas [...]
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