November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
SIOUX FALLS â Denver McFarlane expected to be bored. He wasnât.
âSeeing this, it makes me want to give more,â he said.
Tara Thill was nervous at first. Later, she said the experience was life changing.
âWhen I got here, I saw what …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
Economic insecurity in South Dakota declined by 1.4 percentage points in 2012, according to the Economic Security Index, a report released by the Rockefeller Foundation and Yale University professor Jacob Hacker.
The latest research makes South Da…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
July 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS – University students can raise poverty rates significantly in areas where they live, especially in college towns such as Grand Forks and Fargo, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau report. Continue Reading
June 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
I wanted to respond to a recent letter to the editor on the topic of welfare recipients by sharing some of my own experiences with poverty.
I used to hold a lot preconceived judgments about poverty. I blamed the individuals experiencing poverty for their circumstances. This was easy to do as I did not have any close friends or family in such circumstances. Continue Reading
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.
March 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Although the percentage of children living in poverty in Stark County might seem low compared to the national average, those numbers might not be telling the entire story. Continue Reading
March 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Two organizations offer statistical snapshot of youth in state.