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Panel discussion to focus on urban poverty

Elected officials and the president of Calumet College of St. Joseph will take part in a panel discussion this week on inner-city poverty.

April 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Children face difficulties in raising themselves out of poverty

Although America is the land of opportunity, a Harvard University study contends that may not be the case for every child.

March 19, 2014 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Our views on some legislative actions

The Indiana General Assembly processed many bits of legislation — some good, some bad, most in between. We'll deal with some of it in length, but here are short reactions to a few of those bills:

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

Pence testifies for preschool voucher plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence personally appeared before a Senate committee Wednesday and asked the panel to advance a House-approved prekindergarten voucher program for up to 1,000 low-income Hoosier children.

February 12, 2014 1:42 pm Related

Report: Illinois poverty remains stubbornly high

CHICAGO | Illinois' overall poverty rate is the same as it was a half-century ago despite scores of state and federal aid programs and a steep drop in the number of older people struggling to get by.

January 30, 2014 11:59 am
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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JOHN KEY: Honor King's legacy with focus on income inequality

JOHN KEY: Honor King's legacy with focus on income inequality

A recent study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed nearly 70 percent of Americans born in poverty never achieve upward mobility. Such data defy the mythical notion that today’s impoverished masses can somehow transform their economic lives simply by maximizing resources trickling down…

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
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January 19, 2014 12:00 am

House GOP wants drug tests for welfare recipients, despite cost

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to take another spin on the welfare drug testing merry-go-round, even though the program's cost will significantly exceed the savings gained from positive tests and a federal judge last month ruled a similar Florida law unconstitutional.

January 10, 2014 6:15 pm
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December 29, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

EDITORIAL: A different education agenda for Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's 2014 education agenda is aggressive, to say the least.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Related
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
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December 20, 2013 12:00 am
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December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is not impressed with state efforts to dream up complicated workarounds to the Affordable Care Act when implementing the law would immediately provide health coverage to an estimated 400,000 low-income Hoosiers.

December 02, 2013 12:30 am Related
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

Indiana unlikely to boost minimum wage despite widespread support

INDIANAPOLIS | A new poll shows more than three-fourths of Americans support a $9 per hour minimum wage, but don't look for the Republican-controlled General Assembly to boost Indiana's lowest legal pay rate next year above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

November 12, 2013 6:15 pm
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November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Food bank program sets out to feed hope

Food bank program sets out to feed hope

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana distributes millions of pounds of food each year to families in need, but the organization believes fighting hunger locally requires more than providing meals.

November 02, 2013 10:15 pm Photos

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Poverty, economic growth focus of regional meeting

Poverty, economic growth focus of regional meeting

GARY | Poverty reaches across Northwest Indiana into communities not traditionally considered areas of low incomes, and creating solutions will involve a regional partnership to stimulate economic growth and educational opportunities.

October 30, 2013 7:05 pm Photos

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