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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Time…

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Indiana ranks low among states' anti-poverty programs

In 2012, Indiana was ranked 40th for its lack of providing health care to low-income residents by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. …

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Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link i…

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Family, social problems stall learning

Family, social problems stall learning

The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region an…

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Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Region schools face an ongoing challenge providing an education and other social services to homeless students.

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Ill and suffering: Health care a hurdle for the poor

The dirt-floor houses. The lines of orange extension cords running from homes to a shared generator. The barren pipes that won't muster a drop.

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Stigma, shortage remain barriers in mental health care

Every semester, Indiana University Northwest visiting professor Jean Olson gives her students an experiment. 

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Prental care, nutrition key to healthy start

Twelve weeks after conception, a fetus has fully developed arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Five months later is rapid brain growth.

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Safety an issue for some of the poor in urban communities

EAST CHICAGO | As a group of adults spoke of the ways to address poverty in the urban community at a recent forum, a young girl stood up to as…

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Community members who advised The Times on the neighbors in need project

The Times convened  with local executives from area organizations and agencies that work with the poor and those in need to advise on today's …

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Meet the journalists who worked on The Price of Poverty

Poverty is more pervasive in Northwest Indiana than most people realize, even 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.

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July 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 11, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 10, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 07, 2014 12:00 am Related

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July 03, 2014 12:00 am Related

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June 30, 2014 12:00 am Related

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June 27, 2014 12:00 am Related

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June 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

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June 25, 2014 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: We must address areas of inequality

The Times' June 8 supplement has provided us with data and stories which not only inform us about the problem of poverty, but which also shoul…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

The Times of Northwest Indiana should be applauded for its investigative report on poverty. I anticipate it will be required reading in the so…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

It appears that on a regular basis we now hear news accounts of individuals, in the midst of a psychiatric crisis, who severely wound or kill …

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

The Times is to be commended for taking an aggressive approach on the issue of poverty in our country. We know our economy is among the strong…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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