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Restaurant worker relies on SNAP benefits to get by

Nataki Rhodes has worked in the restaurant industry for more than a decade. During those years, Rhodes has always earned the state’s minimum wage. Her paycheck isn’t enough to cover rent, utilities, school supplies and groceries for herself and her son. She relies on the $200 in food stamps she received each month to get... Read more »

Upside down: Poverty keeps rising, incomes keep falling

Upside down: Poverty keeps rising, incomes keep falling
More and more Americans are sliding into poverty, seeing diminishing incomes and joining the ranks of the uninsured. Those are three of the top findings in “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010,” the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual snapshot of economic trends in U.S. households. There’s a lot to chew on... Read more »