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Kansas tax increase unfairly burdens the poor

The fall in consumer spending has local officials puzzled; there’s a reason why Kansans are buying fewer things at the register. Not surprisingly, counties with declines in consumer shopping also have hiked ...

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America’s poor consume more than world’s wealthiest countries

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Americans in the bottom 20 percent of income-earners consume goods and services than the national averages for people living in most of the wealthiest countries of the world, including those in Europe. ...

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News Briefs: America’s poor better off than Europeans; Economy boost coming?; Risky mortgages are back; ‘Beto’ all in for abortion until birth

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Here’s your daily news briefs. President Trump considering economy-boosting measures President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a reduction in capital-gains taxes. He also continued to press ...

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Trump observations on Baltimore defended as Democrats make it a race issue

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Democrats are being criticized for creating a race incident where none exists after President Donald Trump criticized the living conditions and crime in Baltimore. The district, which has some of the highest ...

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Biden says ‘physical revolution’ needed to combat poverty

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Without presenting actual data, former Vice President Joe Biden stated Monday a “physical revolution” could help overcome what he sees as Republican opposition to left-leaning poverty initiatives. He failed to mention the ...

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Food stamp use decreases as poor find jobs, abuses stopped

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Nearly 3.9 million Americans have moved off food stamp benefits since new economic policies and job opportunities expanded after the 2016 election. The drop is saving taxpayers more than $8.5 billion. Some ...

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EXAMINING OUR VALUE: What is the place of the Church and Christians in today’s society?

Many people gravitate towards the idea of helping the poor within our community, nation and world. However, do we really understand who the poor are, and what poverty and suffering really is? ...

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Christmas comes early for urban families today

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Today 260 driver volunteers are delivering thousands of wrapped Christmas gifts to more than 540 Kansas City area families. The families previously selected the gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part ...

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City Union Mission opens Christmas store for needy

The City Union Mission Christmas Store, where thousands of homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can “shop” for their families at no cost, is open for low-income shoppers this week. The ...

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World Toilet Day highlights sanitation crisis

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Millions of lives are at risk around the world for a lack of toilets according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day. The effort urges governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. The ...

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Operation Backpack helps needy school children

Topeka North Outreach, Inc., Youth Ministry has begun its 13th year providing Weekend Food Sacks to area children in need through its Operation Backpack program. To start the new school year, backpacks ...

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City Union Mission and Hy-Vee partner to fight Hunger

Starting today and running through April 1, when you stop by your local Hy-Vee store you can purchase a prepackaged bag of groceries to fight hunger for those in need. The bags ...

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Wave of homelessness crashes over West Coast

Crowded encampments have sprung up along transportation corridors, rivers, and sidewalks up and down the West Coast following a surge in homelessness, according to a survey by the U.S. Department of Housing ...

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