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GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

Imagine for a moment that you lacked the ability to read. How would you find employment that provided a living wage for you and your family if you could not complete a simple job application? How would you be able to drive a car if you could not read directional or street signs? How would yo…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

WALTER WILLIAMS: Please stop helping us

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

August 03, 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
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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Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm
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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Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.

January 28, 2014 10:55 am
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
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
Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.

December 21, 2013 5:00 pm
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 unemployment plunges to five-year low

Indiana unemployment plunges to five-year low

Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.

November 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Newly created jobs often low-paying, part time

Newly created jobs often low-paying, part time

Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.

September 07, 2013 11:40 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty, not bad teachers, should be focus

Poverty, not bad teachers, is the main reason for poor test scores in schools. One-fifth of American children live in poverty, and facing up to that reality is a moral issue.

January 04, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education helps propel people out of poverty

Addressing poverty issues is a complex task. There is no easy answer for how to bring people out of poverty and, more important, how to keep them from dropping back in.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana jobless rate rises for 4th straight month

Indiana's unemployment rate continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September-but jobless rates dipped in each of Northwest Indiana's seven counties.

October 23, 2011 3:00 pm

Indiana jobless rate rises for 4th straight month

 INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate has continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September.

October 21, 2011 3:00 pm
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