A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Disabled in China
Hello Readers! I hope you enjoyed my time in Hong Kong last week. Any questions about that?
Good. Let's move on.
Okay, so this week, we go back to the mainland; back to Zhuhai.
Living the... Posted on 4/21/12 at 7:54 AM
STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER How many hungry kids is OK?
Is it OK with you if one in five South Dakota kids don't have enough to eat?
Are you cool with those kids facing other economic struggles, such as reduced access to medical care, uncertain housing, s... Posted on 4/12/12 at 8:17 PM
HEALTHBEAT Mountains beyond mountains
True stories can be far more compelling than any fiction, which explains why I quickly became engrossed a few years ago in reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ... Posted on 1/19/10 at 5:01 AM
More than a third of South Dakota’s jobs are rated as “low-wage” and nearly two-thirds of the state’s children live in single-parent households. Those two factors lead the reasons why 42 percent of the state’s children live in low-income households, including 18 percent who are in poverty, said one expert.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota leads the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line, and more than half of the Native Americans in the state's second largest city live in poverty, according to new U.S. Census data released Wednesday.
PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Social Services is receiving an extra $650,000 in federal funding because it has a high accuracy rate in managing the nation's main nutrition program for low-income people.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — The Box Project, a grass-roots program of the Hernando-based Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, still holds promise for relieving rural poverty as it marks its 50th year.
SIOUX FALLS — Older adults in South Dakota expressed their frustration over poor access to jobs at a public Sioux Falls meeting on Wednesday that highlighted the challenges the elderly face in getting enough money for basic needs.
PIERRE — A faltering tax refund program for poor people should be scrapped so the money can instead be given to a nonprofit organization that provides food to low-income families across South Dakota, the state House decided Tuesday.
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