POVERTY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POVERTY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pundits ponder plight of the poor ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215434-82/poverty-editorial-http-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215434-82/poverty-editorial-http-com.html.csp">Pundits ponder plight of the poor ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T11:32:02.604-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taking a snapshot survey, poll or impression of anything can be dangerous. Today, for example, many of the heathen editorial writers around the west are worried about what we are, or are not, doing unto the least of these. While the state’s faith and family newspaper examines the concerns of the money changers. Like I said, a snapshot. — Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial “One in six Utah children lives in poverty. Actually, it may be more than that. That...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215434@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:32:02 MDT Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215019-79/ceo-charity-prison-gets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215019-79/ceo-charity-prison-gets.html.csp">Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:55:28.466-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has been sentenced to prison for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel was sentenced Wednesday to a term of 40 months to 10 years. His wife and other supporters looked on as he was led out of court, uncuffed, to start serving his term. He pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny, money laundering and other charges in a case that rattled city and state politica...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150192014-07-23T08:55:28.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:55:28.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215019@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:55:28 MDT Editorial: Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211755-82/poverty-utah-child-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211755-82/poverty-utah-child-county.html.csp">Editorial: Utah’s child-poverty trend is cause for alarm</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T07:57:35.316-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 07:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One in six Utah children lives in poverty. Actually, it may be more than that. That number, presented in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report, is from 2011. But the trend is not good. In 2008, it was only one in nine children. The 2011 number is the highest in at least a decade. That by itself was enough to keep family-friendly Utah from breaking into Kids Count’s top 10 states for children. (It finished 11th.) Utah used to be a perennial Top 10 finisher in this comparison, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211755@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:35 MDT Utah moves up to 11th in child well-being ranks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58207695-200/kids-utah-child-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58207695-200/kids-utah-child-state.html.csp">Utah moves up to 11th in child well-being ranks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T22:36:01.707-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah ranks 11th in the country for child well-being, the first time in five years the state has improved in overall quality of life for its youngest citizens, according to a report released Tuesday. The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked states according to economic well-being, education, health, and family and community as part of its annual Kids Count report. The foundation found Utah improving when it came to education and health but sliding when it came to child poverty. Last year, the state ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207695@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:36:01 MDT Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58204798-82/central-root-america-crisis.html.csp">Oscar Arias: Fix the immigration crisis at its root</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Oscar Arias</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:05:49.493-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their homelands has launched a passionate and often bitter debate in Washington. However, most U.S. leaders are missing the real lesson of this crisis, at their own peril. The conservatives who oppose President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funds for the crisis criticize him for dealing only with the symptoms and not with the “root cause” of the problem. They are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58204798@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:05:49 MDT Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188046-78/health-medicaid-utah-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188046-78/health-medicaid-utah-percent.html.csp">Cost of health insurance expansion will rise for Utah as more people found without coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T22:12:29.494-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Melanie Soules had just begun a new job as chief executive and team leader for a Salt Lake City real estate company when her occasional odd symptoms — hot, burning patches on her forehead — became worse. Within weeks, it felt like hot oil was flowing inside her skin, like a knife was inside her face. She began forgetting names and meetings, vision in her left eye suffered and it was difficult for her to swallow. Soules, a single mother of two, tried to hide her failing health, but lost her job ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188046@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:12:29 MDT A quarter of Americans live in ‘poverty areas’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144195-68/poverty-areas-percent-living.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144195-68/poverty-areas-percent-living.html.csp">A quarter of Americans live in ‘poverty areas’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Niraj Chokshi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T19:49:48.008-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 07:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fourth of all Americans live in what the Census Bureau calls “poverty areas,” which are neighborhoods where at least one in five have incomes below the poverty level, according to a new report. The share of people living in these poverty areas fell during the 1990s but grew substantially during the first decade of the 2000s. As of 2010, it is up to 25.7 percent from 18.1 percent in 2000. (In 1990, it was 20 percent.) And while not all people living in such areas are poor, they find themselves ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144195@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:49:48 MDT 80% of Utah’s Piute County residents live in “poverty areas” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58134476-90/areas-census-county-living.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58134476-90/areas-census-county-living.html.csp">80% of Utah’s Piute County residents live in “poverty areas”</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T10:42:21.045-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 10:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new map of “concentrated poverty” areas in America has one unfortunate, intensely colored spot in Utah: tiny, rural Piute County. It shows that more than 80 percent of Piute residents live in what the census calls “poverty areas,” where the poverty rate is 20 percent or higher, for data collected between 2008 and 2012. In 2000, fewer than 10 percent of Piute County residents lived in such poverty areas. Piute County Commissioner Rick Blackwell isn’t surprised that a new census report released...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134476@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:42:21 MDT State governments may be expanding wealth gap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58032080-79/income-tax-percent-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58032080-79/income-tax-percent-states.html.csp">State governments may be expanding wealth gap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID A. LIEB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> That Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T19:06:29.823-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 07:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jefferson City, Mo. • Lawmakers in many states have been trying to boost their post-recession economies by cutting income taxes, curbing aid to the long-term jobless or holding down the minimum wage. Some have pursued all of these steps. Whether such policies will spur businesses to expand as hoped isn’t yet clear. But collectively, the actions could ease the financial burden for the states’ most affluent residents while reducing the safety net for those at the bottom. The shift may also contri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032080@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:06:29 MDT Munoz: For 50 years, Community Action Agencies have given Utahns a hand up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57973499-82/community-action-agencies-poverty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57973499-82/community-action-agencies-poverty.html.csp">Munoz: For 50 years, Community Action Agencies have given Utahns a hand up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barbara Muñoz</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-25T08:36:03.529-06:00">Updated May 25, 2014 08:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On May 6, Gov. Gary Herbert declared May Community Action Month in Utah. We are thrilled that our governor recognizes the incredible value that Community Action Agencies – which are locally designed, locally implemented and locally run — have been providing to Utahns for 50 years. “For the war against poverty will not be won here in Washington. It must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.” This powerful statement was made by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57973499@www.sltrib.com Sun, 25 May 2014 08:36:03 MDT