Stories tagged: poverty
Mon., March 30, 2020
Shawn Vestal: SPD officers, already in harm’s way, negotiate virus challenges to protect the vulnerable
Police officers are the line of last defense when someone falls through the cracks and finds themselves with nowhere to go, a host of chronic illnesses and not a cent …
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been won by Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for groundbreaking work on how to alleviate poverty.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
These figures are new, but the phenomenon isn’t. But incomes in the city are not just low compared to booming Seattle – they are hovering near the poverty line, indicating …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
When compared to the tax-paying woes of the rich, the tax-paying woes of the poor get too little consideration in Washington state.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
About 25 students were thrown in jail, got fired from their jobs, bartered with a pawn shop owner and tried to survive natural disasters Wednesday at the Washington State University …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Since 2002, Vancouver Public Schools has “stepped out of its lane” – as many educators here say – to help children living in the city’s most impoverished neighborhoods.
Tue., May 15, 2018
About 200 people gathered on the Capitol Campus, marched down Capitol Way and temporarily blocked traffic at some downtown intersections on Monday afternoon, all of it coordinated to call attention …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018
Bill Gates is starting a new fight against systemic poverty in America, as his private foundation announces millions of dollars toward unspecified initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for …
Sat., March 3, 2018
Pretend money, families and events all played a role in a United Way of Yellowstone County simulation designed to offer insights into the lives of Americans struggling to get by.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017
A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
House of Charity has long been a men’s overnight shelter and day center for homeless adults, but with Spokane trying to provide 24/7 shelter services, it’s also taken on the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is the federal government’s primary vehicle for encouraging private development of affordable housing. And it’s in jeopardy.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
People are reassured, because the economy’s steady, if plodding, performance seems to embody middle-class virtues: order, predictability and hard work.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
New York City public schools will offer free lunch to every student when the new school year starts.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
A Washington father who raised nearly $100,000 to cover lunch debt at five Washington school districts is expanding his effort with a new campaign to pay off lunch debt at …
Fri., July 14, 2017
Spokane is in the final weeks of a challenge to house 100 homeless young people, ages 12 to 24, in 100 days. King and Pierce counties are also participating, with …
Wed., July 5, 2017
Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide.
Wed., June 21, 2017
Shawn Vestal: The current political zeal for cutting poverty programs will leave millions of vulnerable children and adults hungry
Every month, more than 16,000 households in Spokane County receive federal help buying food.
Thu., June 8, 2017
In the Google Maps image, you see him clearly: Sitting cross-legged on the sidewalk at the intersection of Division and Sharp, huddled behind a cardboard sign asking for help. Steven …
Wed., May 24, 2017
In an interview released Wednesday, Housing Secretary Ben Carson said that a “certain mind-set” contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a “state of mind” children take …
Tue., May 23, 2017
Crews are continuing to clear out a homeless encampment next to Interstate 90 in Seattle.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Yemen’s planning minister says 60 percent of the country’s population is in dire poverty more than two years since the Shiite rebels forced the country’s internationally recognized government and president …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Union Gospel Mission focuses on people who are ready to get sober and requires sobriety at their shelters.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
A public school funding proposal unveiled by state Republicans earlier this month may reduce the amount of money Spokane’s poorest schools receive, according to district administrators.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
A record number of low-income children have begun to eat breakfast at school. But the policy most credited with boosting their numbers may be on the chopping block under President …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography. …
Sun., July 17, 2016
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …