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Poverty

What the rise of digital handouts on Venmo and Cash App says about our fraying social safety net

Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago A college student pleading for grocery money. A driver in need of an unexpected car repair. A worker out of a job because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A single mom who needs to pay the...

California continues to have the highest poverty level in the nation

(The Center Square) – California has the highest level of functional poverty in the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau data. “California’s political leaders talk of the ‘utopia’ they are building,” State Rep. Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, said. “A new Census...
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