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Photo: New Census data indicates children who receive adequate food at home, and at school, also perform better academically in school. Photo courtesy: The Children's Aid Society.

DAYTON, Ohio - The latest Census data indicates poverty is on the decrease nationwide for the first time since 2006. In Ohio, the poverty rate number now sits at 16 percent for 2013, slightly above the national average, but the proportion of children living in poverty in Ohio and the rest of the cou ...Read More

PHOTO: Figures show an improving economy in 2013, according to the Census Bureau, but some experts caution the recovery is still not adding up to financial security for many middle and low-income Kentuckians. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The latest Census Bureau report shows an improving economy in 2013 but some experts caution the recovery is too slow to help the living standards of many middle and low-income Americans. In Kentucky, 18.8 percent of the people lived in poverty last year. That's down from 19.4 percen ...Read More

Photo: The gap between the poorest and wealthiest in Colorado is widening, according to Census data released Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - According to the latest Census data released Thursday, Coloradans are, at least on paper, making slightly more money than they were a year or two ago. The state's median household income increased by 2.4 percent since 2012, but experts warn it's important to read between the lines. Median ...Read More

NEW YORK - It's a big number that's making headlines in New York, but local advocates for immigrants say the flow of unaccompanied minors to Long Island is being taken in stride. Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state for the number of unaccompanied children arriving in ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut finds the type of primary does not seem to matter, but more education is needed to boost voter turn out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome ...Read More

PHOTO: Janet Taylor is a thought leader with AARP's Life Reimagined. She says there's more than enough time for older adults to do what they desire, if they make the most of it. Photo credit: AARP
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the state's population continues to age, a growing number of Tennesseans are realizing there's much life to be lived after navigating adulthood and the traditional career path. Consumer health expert Janet Taylor explains there has been a steady shift over the years, as more pe ...Read More

PHOTO:  President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Deadline for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA is March 31st. Photo credit: Wikipedia

NEW YORK - While it has enrolled a half a million New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act, New York has not done a good job of reaching out to Latinos, Hispanics and immigrants, according to Jackie Vimo of the New York Immigration Coalition. Just look at the state health care exchange website, s ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan's Ukrainian community has held several rallies like this one to raise awareness and show support for their homeland, while also working to gather donations and send medical supplies and other needed items overseas. Photo courtesy of M. Howlyrak.

DETROIT, Mich. - As events continue to unfold and tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula, members of Michigan's large and active Ukrainian community are watching closely and mobilizing to help. Olena Palyvoda, vice president of the Ukrainian American Civic Committee, ...Read More

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