‘Response to Deep Disadvantage Has to Start With Listening,’ Says Scholar

A research project released last week has created a new way to measure the depth of economic and social poverty. The study contradicts stereotypes about where poverty exists in America. New research about the geography of disadvantaged communities challenges common misconceptions about poverty being predominantly an urban problem.  “So much […]

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In One of the Poorest States in the Country, This Reporter Is the Only One Covering Poverty

In 2017, 19.1 percent of West Virginians experienced poverty, 5.7 percent higher than the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But poverty isn’t an isolated problem in West Virginia. In one of the poorest states in the country, poverty touches housing, education, health care and food.  While journalists […]

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