INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to personally lobby federal officials for approval of his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion.
North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan talks with The Times' Crista Zivanovic and Doug Ross about his work in East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting.
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 others, often before taking their own lives.
Among the causes of poverty listed in The Times' recent feature are "the collapse of marriage and erosion of the work ethic," both of which, despite good intentions, have been perpetuated by the government's war on poverty.
About 100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson tried to help people around the globe by assisting in forming the League of Nations. It was a failure after a few years, until the 1930s, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped to form the United Nations.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock isn't on the ballot this year and likely never will run for public office again, but that's not stopping Hoosier Democrats from seeking to tie all Indiana Republican candidates to his rhetoric.
- "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," by Thomas Piketty (2014)
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?
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.
On an unseasonably cool, gray, rainy day in mid-May, a long line of people stood for up to three hours waiting for food outside the Moose Lodge along Broadway Street in Chesterton.
The 73,069 people who received $5.3 million in poor relief from township trustees in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in 2013 represent a heavy burden on local government resources, local government officials said.
In 2012, Indiana was ranked 40th for its lack of providing health care to low-income residents by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. This ranking resulted from comparing the disparity in health care coverage between the bottom 20-percent of low-income residents and upper-income resi…
The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region and across the state, as school districts face tighter budgets and reduced state funding. That problem is compounded for students in urban districts.
Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link is the key challenge they face, they said.
Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.
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.
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 ask if there was some program to make people feel safer.
Follow The Times
At Levin Tire & Service Center, we’re more than just a tir…
Weddings by Rev. Doug Klukken will perform your wedding to you…
There is a lot more to closing a pool than just throwing a tarp over it! Call Your Local Pool Guy for a pool closing. He can offer protection against damage from improper winterization. (219) 712-7188
Be sure to like us on Facebook.
0% APR for 72 months!
Should Jeff Langbehn resign as Lake County Solid Waste Management District executive director?