LIVING UNITED Toys for Tots drive
There's still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way.
Today thru Dec. 4 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distr... Posted on 11/25/13 at 4:57 PM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Census: Poverty rises in college towns
Story by Robb Jeffries
University students can raise poverty rates significantly in areas where they live, especially in college towns such as Grand Forks and Fargo, according to recent U.S. Census B... Posted on 7/31/13 at 10:53 AM
THE NEW FORTY Justice...delivered or denied...and to whom?
I must say, I have been purposeful in keeping my mouth shut regarding the criminal prosecution of George Zimmerman for the Trayvon Martin shooting. I have done so because I realized early on that this... Posted on 7/22/13 at 8:33 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT $1.50 a day for food
Maybe you've heard about the upcoming "Live Below the Line" campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about global poverty. Thousands of financially well-off people around the world have promised... Posted on 4/23/13 at 1:44 PM
The number of poor people in the United States held steady at nearly 50 million last year, but government programs appear to have lessened the impact, especially on children and the elderly, federal data released on Wednesday showed.
New data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau offers some good news about the poverty rate in Minnesota: It's one of only two states -- Texas is the other -- where the statistics are inching down. But child poverty remains stubbornly high.
The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America's slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama's recovery plans.
A study by the Brookings Institution released Monday ranks the Twin Cities suburbs among the top 10 metro areas for the speed at which poverty is rising. The analysis shows the number of suburban Minnesotans living in poverty has more than doubled between 2000 and 2011.
A day doesn’t go by without someone asking me about North Dakota’s economic success. Because of the energy boom and the hard work of people across the state, our unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, and our tax revenue is hitting record highs.
Companies demand more and more out of us, placing unrealistic demands that ultimately hurt families at the core. Incomes drop as taxes and insurance premiums rise. Public education falters due to harsh state and federal mandates.
And as a result, middle-class Americans are the ones who suffer.
After a long streak of boasting one of the nation’s lowest rates of children living in poverty, Minnesota has been “slipping” in recent years compared to the rest of the nation, said research director Kara Arzamendia with the Children’s Defense Fund.
“Our research shows that if you want to avoid poverty and join the middle class in the United States, you need to complete high school (at a minimum), work full time and marry before you have children,” a Brookings Institution report concluded in 2009.
How can a conference claim to be about ending poverty if it wears blinders to such results?
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