Stories tagged: Poor
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass
Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people – homeless, migrants, unemployed – a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Trump promises massive tax cut but the poor would get little
President Donald Trump promised Americans “the largest tax cut in our country’s history.” But for low-income households, Trump’s plan would amount to crumbs.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Some homeless camp sweeps stopped by civil rights monitors
As Seattle works to clean up homeless camps in the city, some efforts have been stopped for not following protocol.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
FCC program to help poor get online will start in December
Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.
Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
Larry Stuckart, advocate for the poor, dies at 65
Larry Stuckart, a champion for Spokane’s downtrodden who helped build the city’s most prominent nonprofit helping the poor, died after a 10-month struggle with cancer. He was 65. For 20 …
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Shrinking safety net doesn’t mean shrinking poverty
What do you call a safety net that shrinks when it’s needed most? If you’re a certain kind of thinker, you call it victory.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 8:04 a.m.
Nobel economist: Inequality weighs on US economy
NEW YORK — What’s wrong with the U.S. economy? Growth comes in fits and starts. Unemployment has been over 8 percent for three and a half years. Cutting taxes and …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, 5:08 a.m.
Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income
Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, 9:32 a.m.
Poorest poor in U.S. hits new record: 1 in 15 people
The ranks of America’s poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2010, 9:24 a.m.
Wash. lawmaker wants to banish negative language
Decades ago, poor children became known as “disadvantaged” to soften the stigma of poverty. Then they were “at-risk.” Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new …