poverty

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John McDevitt
October 27, 2019 - 12:13 pm
A child advocacy organization in the region released a report that found seven out of 10 families are getting deeper under water because of the costs of raising children. Read more here.
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Pennies
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Pat Loeb
October 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
Philadelphia City Council is taking a new approach to poverty reduction with a specific, ambitious goal.
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Dutch Village apartments
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July 31, 2019 - 11:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent infested mess." His apartment owned by the president's son-in-law has been invaded by mice since he moved in a year ago. "I don't know how they come in,"...
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new report released this week by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention found that three out of five pregnancy-related deaths in America are preventable. Jefferson University Hospital maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jason Baxter, who also serves on...
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Mike Dougherty
April 18, 2019 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's population is growing, but it's lagging behind many other large cities on that front and several other categories. The numbers were presented Wednesday night at the Franklin Institute. When it comes to income, Philly is dead last in both median...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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was honored by the Welcoming Center for new Pennsylvanians.
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Lauren Lipton
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation was founded in 2001 by the filmmaker and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan. While it's based in Philadelphia, its impact is being felt around the world. "There is poverty everywhere, here in the states and in Philadelphia, but when you...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Tuesday released a report on steps the city could take to reduce poverty and announced it would act on three of the recommendations this week. The report, called "Narrowing the Gap," was commissioned by Council President Darrell Clarke. READ...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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Pennies
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Justin Udo
November 14, 2018 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Andrew Proctor, a senior communications major at Widener University, going through the school's poverty workshop was a life-changing experience. The university's poverty simulation lets students assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited...
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