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Law against panhandling ruled too harsh

Sep 28, 2012
An Arcata, California ordinance did not allow non-aggressive requests for money, including signs, in many parts of town. But that all changed when a judge ruled the mandate unconstitutional.
Posted In: panhandling, free speech, california, homeless, poverty

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Sep 20, 2012
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.
Posted In: california, poverty, San Jose, Fresno

Moving from very poor neighborhoods improves health

Sep 20, 2012
Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.
Posted In: health care, poverty, neighborhoods, urban planning

Census report: More states have rising income inequality

Sep 20, 2012
A new report from the U.S Census Bureau shows that since 2010, the gap between rich and poor is widening in more states.
Posted In: poverty, census, income inequality, wealth gap

Why the annual poverty numbers matter

Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on the nation's poverty rates. Nothing much has changed, and that's not a good thing for the economy.
Posted In: poverty

Tavis Smiley/Cornel West launch Poverty 2.0

Sep 12, 2012
The noted African American media commentator and university professor take their road show to key election battleground states in hopes of pushing poverty onto the front burner of the presidential election agenda.
Posted In: poverty, poverty 2.0, election, U.S. Census Bureau

Cornel West on poverty issues in the U.S.

Sep 12, 2012
The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.
Posted In: Cornel West, poverty

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

Economic mobility in Chicago's projects

Aug 17, 2012
Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe visits his childhood home -- a demolished public housing project in Chicago -- to see who made it out and who's moving up the economic ladder.
Posted In: Chicago, poverty, public housing, Segregation, economic mobility

Looking behind the statistics of child poverty

Aug 7, 2012
A new review from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says the number of children living in homes where neither parent has full-time year-round work has jumped sharply after the recession.
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