War On Poverty
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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.
Fifty years after our government declared the war on poverty, are we better off? Did all the programs and money that was spent to "erase" poverty actually help or just create generations of more on poverty?
Poverty is more pervasive in Northwest Indiana than most people realize, even 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty.
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?
Northwest Indiana needs a town hall, a place for daily idea and viewpoint exchanges and discussion. Our Opinion page can serve that role, and we’re taking steps to do just that.
A total of 327 boys and girls came through the doors of Alternative House last year. They came because their chances of success and safety were better at the Crisis Center’s runaway and homeless youth shelter than at their home.
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