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Kasich Touts and Clinton Stays Silent on Welfare Reform That Could Leave One Million People Hungry

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the '90s.

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.

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Report: Child Poverty Rate Highest in New Mexico

While the state's child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

While the state’s child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

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California’s $15 Minimum Wage Initiative Is Likely Headed to Voters

The voter measure would hike the statewide minimum wage by a dollar on January 1 of every year from 2017 to 2021.

The voter measure would hike the statewide minimum wage by a dollar on January 1 of every year from 2017 to 2021.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Oversees Decline in Food Assistance

The USDA has been in contact with Maine's health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

The USDA has been in contact with Maine’s health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

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Women With HIV Deserve Investment Too

Leaving women out of the conversation, especially those most at risk of acquiring the virus, has real-world implications in terms of how public dollars to prevent and treat HIV are spent. It also further perpetuates a system of care that is not set up to be responsive to women’s needs.

Leaving women out of the conversation, especially those most at risk of acquiring the virus, has real-world implications in terms of how public dollars to prevent and treat HIV are spent. It also further perpetuates a system of care that is not set up to be responsive to women’s needs.

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Survey: Wage Theft Rampant in Twin Cities

In a report, 82 percent of low-wage workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota said they have to work at least two jobs to make ends meet. Sixty-four percent reported they worked when sick because they were denied paid time off.

In a report, 82 percent of low-wage workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota said they have to work at least two jobs to make ends meet. Sixty-four percent reported they worked when sick because they were denied paid time off.

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Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Nationwide Fight for $15

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

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Arkansas Urges Roberts Court to Rethink ‘Roe’

It's time to re-think the fundamental idea that states do not have the power to ban abortions prior to viability, the State of Arkansas argues.

It’s time to rethink the fundamental idea that states do not have the power to ban abortions prior to viability, the State of Arkansas argues.

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New Billboards Bring Messages to Empower and Inspire Black Community

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women's reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

Our goal is to refocus the dialogue about Black women’s reproductive health decisions back to the real conditions of our lives. Conditions which, if unmet, leave us vulnerable in many instances, with abortion as a choice we have been forced into.

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Advocates Push Bail Reform to Stop ‘Penalizing People for Being Poor’

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

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