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State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

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.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related
Pence presses feds for health plan approval

Pence presses feds for health plan approval

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.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable, Special Edition

nwi.com Political Roundtable, Special Edition

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.

June 29, 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 others, often before taking their own lives.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Compassion is provided through self-reliance

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.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am

Dismal statistics reveal United Nations is useless

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.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
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

Dem leader warns all Republicans tainted by outrageous statements

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.

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm
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
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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History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

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.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Endless struggle or revolving door?

Endless struggle or revolving door?

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.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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. This ranking resulted from comparing the disparity in health care coverage between the bottom 20-percent of low-income residents and upper-income resi…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
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 and across the state, as school districts face tighter budgets and reduced state funding. That problem is compounded for students in urban districts.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 is the key challenge they face, they said.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

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 ask if there was some program to make people feel safer.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
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