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City/county anti-poverty findings released

Input from the community on a recent Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty initiative has been compiled the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty initiative, which released findings Wednesday. Hundreds of submissions received from community members who participated in a July 15 town hall meeting may be viewed ...

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Council leadership takes aim at poverty

Addressing poverty seems to be at the forefront of the many challenges facing Rochester City Council leaders. Then again, many of the same problems were at the forefront when the five members of the council were sworn in four years ...

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Poverty stuck at 15 percent – record 46.5M

WASHINGTON — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at 15 percent last year despite America’s slowly reviving economy, a discouraging lack of improvement for the record 46.5 million poor and an unwelcome benchmark for President Barack Obama’s recovery plans. More ...

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Report details city’s fiscal challenges

Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards says a state comptroller’s report detailing the city’s fiscal challenges echoes what he’s been saying for some time, and the city is doing what it can to keep up. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the ...

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Helping others puts a human face on poverty

It is one thing to know most people in the world are less fortunate than Americans, but it is another to experience it first hand. Before taking a recent trip to build houses in Nicaragua, Linda T. Prestegaard, a partner ...

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Revised govt formula shows new poverty high: 49.1M

WASHINGTON — New census estimates show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than previously known — reaching a new level of 49.1 million, or 16 percent. The numbers released Monday are a new supplemental poverty measure aimed ...

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