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EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

Last Sunday's extensive report on poverty in Northwest Indiana should be a springboard for discussion, not the final word, on efforts to address poverty.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Enumerating the stories of region homelessness

Enumerating the stories of region homelessness

For Glen Ellis, it's a felony drug conviction and subsequent release from prison.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Poverty surrounds you; how will you respond?

Today is the last day of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (Nov. 18-24). But we all know both hunger and homelessness will continue to confront us day after day after day. It's not going away just because the week dedicated to awareness has ended.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Sailors assigned to various commands at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo pick up trash Monday during a beautification community service project at Shirahama Beach in Sasebo, Japan. The project is a way to give back to the community and to interact with citizens of the host nation.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Cosby gives an eye examination July 8 to a Marshal Islands woman during a Pacific Partnership 2013 health fair. Pacific Partnership is a mission that brings host nation governments, U.S. military, partner nation militaries and nongovernmental organization volunteers together…

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Sailors talk with students of the War Memorial Primary School at a community service project Tuesday during Pacific Partnership 2013. Working at the invitation of each host nation, U.S. Navy forces are joined by nongovernmental organizations and regional partners that include Australia, Cana…

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Are we headed for a war, rich against poor?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Are we headed for a war, rich against poor?

I don't know anybody who has not heard there is an economic crisis in the United States — and the world. Yet we are constantly confronted by people who insist those suffering somehow brought their condition upon themselves.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Improve food storage to fight world hunger

There's more than enough food to feed the world -- at least there could be. This might not be hard to believe while still enjoying the late season harvests of corn, greens, squash and apples from places like Crown Point, South Bend and LaPorte.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
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