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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

August 26 – 30, 2019

Small towns in much of the country are dangerously dependent on punitive fines and fees.


On Aug. 9, Holly Uchtman and her 7-year-old son Zyler headed to their weekly appointment at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Zyler has Duchenne muscular


Some kids with mild asthma only need to use their inhalers when they have symptoms, according to research from Washington University. That’s a major


Giving 300 million Americans $10,000 to $12,000 a year would cost more than $3 trillion to $4 trillion annually, according to varying estimates. Many people understandably ask: Where would all that money come from?


More than a fifth of grandparents raising grandchildren are poor.


Suburban communities around Denver are stepping up efforts to combat homelessness, either by doing more comprehensive counts of those without homes or launching studies to better understand the roo…


The threat of displacement and loss of community takes a mental and physical toll on senior renters.


With an average of more than 290 sunny days per year, Las Vegas is often touted as a perfect place to generate solar power. Yet, those factors aren’t translating into bringing more solar power into the homes of all Nevadans …


The first two Financial Empowerment Centers opened in Detroit Monday as part of a partnership to offer low-income residents free financial counseling