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Anti-poverty groups rally at capitol…

 (Rich Roesler / The Spokesman-Review)
(Rich Roesler / The Spokesman-Review)

About 300 people from anti-poverty groups and other organizations held a rally on the capitol steps Monday afternoon. They called for restrictions on payday lending, more health care, and preservation of the General Assistance to the Unemployable program, which provides health coverage and monthly stipends of $339 to people who cannot hold a job, often due to mental health problems.



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