Now that the U.S. economy is approaching its longest-ever expansion, the onetime co-chairs of the poverty panel want to renew their efforts.
About 11,000 children in southwestern Minnesota live in poverty, according to 2015 data. That’s one in six children.
The homeless encampment along Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis has brought new attention to a long-standing and widespread problem.
Incomes and the population are up. Poverty and the rate of people without health insurance are basically unchanged.
Right now, a growing number of Minneapolis renter households are spending more than half their incomes on housing.
Beltrami County was one of the sixty-three Minnesota counties, out of a total of eighty-seven, that maintained a poor farm at some point in its history.
Why do we continue to put the responsibility for turning around the obesity epidemic on individuals when it’s long-past clear that a much more comprehensive approach is needed?
According to a 2017 WHO report, “After a prolonged decline, the most recent estimates indicate that global hunger increased in 2016 and now affects 815 million people.”
As food insecurity worsens, the likelihood of having each of these conditions increases.
Who’s poor depends in part on who’s measuring and where they are.
The state, however, would do well to seek a better partner in the federal government on such things as contracts for green technology.
The Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans’ food-insecurity rate of 27 percent was more than double that of the general population.
School closings always give superintendents pause: What will be the impact on students who are homeless and lacking basic needs?
President Obama has become increasingly direct in addressing the problems of minority youths. Thursday he announces ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ an initiative that touches him deeply and personally.
Four references to the “American Dream,” but none yet to any concrete proposals.
Study’s findings suggest that hospital admissions for hypoglycemia among the poor are related to the exhaustion of household food budgets late in the month.
Researchers are exploring why white women who drop out of high school are dying earlier than a generation ago. What they’re finding is both nuanced and complex.
For myself, I’ve found I can’t spend my day judging how deserving every person is who walks through these doors.