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

September 16 – 20, 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday released detailed plans to ask the Trump Administration for a Medicaid block grant. Here are the details.


Low vaccination rates in black and American Indian children, poor control of diabetes in Latinos, and decreased screening for cancer and depression in people on Medicaid or without insurance are


With families desperate, thousands are uprooting themselves in Minnesota because they can’t get the help they need where they live.


Big-city schools remain segregated but in small towns and suburbs across the nation, there’s a rise in integration.


California college students say the biggest obstacle to success are costs and juggling work with school, surveys says.


Calling the plan “the moonshot for higher education,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the plan could help 55,000 students attend college each year at a cost of up to $35 million.


Well-timed texts to moms have led to an uptick in reading in toddlers and better grades and school attendance among older kids. Here’s how to sign up.


“Latino parents’ quality of work and work circumstances all compose trade-offs in child development,” the study’s author said.


The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses child care providers for serving up nutritious foods to children in their care. It serves more


In the first few months of the expansion of California’s CalFresh food stamp program to Supplemental Security Income recipients, the state has been seeing a surge of applications, according to government data.


In a troubling national trend that has perplexed advocates and experts, pedestrian deaths are increasing, disproportionately affecting lower-income, minority communities.


President Trump’s awful descriptions of California’s housing woes can’t be worse than those of the state’s most liberal politicians. But that’s where the agreement ends.


DENVER (AP) — In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett’s door — for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to make the single mother leave. And eventually, she did…