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GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular in Mediterranean countries during a specially catered meal.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.
To move the needle on proper health, Americans need to move more — and we don't mean moving the fork.
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)
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.
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