May 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic
We understand that single-parenting is becoming more common, but that doesn’t mean we have to like or condone the trend.
May 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic
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.
April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
The prosperity seen in North Dakota is unmatched anywhere else in the country. As of February, the state’s unemployment rate sat at 3.3 percent. For some Americans, North Dakota is like Israel was to the Jews in the book of Exodus a land flowing with milk and honey. Continue Reading
March 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The so-called StrikeForce initiative, which already operates in 10 states. The program will now also be available in the Carolinas, the Dakotas, Alabama and Virginia.
February 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic
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.
February 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
If a proposal President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union address Tuesday night goes through, those working full-time making minimum wage would still be living below the poverty line. Continue Reading
September 23, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
According to numbers released by the U.S. Census American Community Survey, the percent of children living in poverty in Minnesota continues to grow.
Now 80,000 more children are living in poverty compared to 2000 (114,000), an increase of about 70 percent. Continue Reading