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U.S. Poverty Rate Rises

Poverty Census Chart

September 22, 2011 Poverty Rate Rises In America ANNALYN CENSKY, CNN Money Amid a still struggling economy, more people in America fell below the poverty line last year, according to new census data released Tuesday. The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America […]

Low-Income Families Get Online

Internet Essentials

September 19, 2011 Comcast Helps Needy Families Get Online ROBERT STANTON, Houston Chronicle Hundreds of thousands of Houston schoolchildren will qualify for reduced-cost Internet access and computers in a program aimed at getting more low-income families online. The program, Internet Essentials, “is probably the largest broadband adoption experiment of its kind that’s really been undertaken,” said Ray Purser, […]

Govt Shutdown & MNs Most Vulnerable

MN Government Shutdown

July 2, 2011 Vulnerable Feel the Pinch of Minnesota Government Shutdown Amy Forliti, Associated Press   ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child care subsidies. Hours after a political impasse forced a […]

Homeless Houston

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