Blog Posts: News

Low-Wage Job Gains in North Carolina

A closer look at the 100k jobs created in North Carolina since January 2009.


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Wed. April 30, 2014 5:33 PM
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Poverty News Roundup: Mar 17 - 22

Food insecurity, Durham's call for "foot soldiers," and NC's unemployment from different angles comprise this week's Poverty News Roundup!


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Mon. March 24, 2014 1:08 PM
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Poverty News Roundup: Mar 9 - Mar 15

Child care, "banning the box", food stamps and hunger, and urban poverty comprise this week's fashionably late version of the Poverty News Roundup!


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Mon. March 17, 2014 4:25 PM
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Poverty News Roundup, March 2 - 8

Food deserts, scarce affordable housing, what happens when boys and girls "move on up," and yoga. We are all over the place with this week's Poverty News Roundup!


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Thu. March 6, 2014 6:34 PM
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As Heroin Overdoses Spike, is NC Primed for its Own Crisis?

Is North Carolina primed for a potential drug crisis?


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Tue. February 25, 2014 9:43 AM
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Weekly Poverty News Roundup: Feb 2 - Feb 8

After a brief hiatus, the Weekly Poverty News Roundup is back!


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Fri. February 7, 2014 6:30 PM
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Weekly Poverty News Roundup: Jan 12 - Jan 18

This week's Weekly Poverty News Roundup features WRAL's Every Fourth Child... Still, a documentary about child poverty in our state, several articles on women and mothers, and a trio of animated .gifs on income inequality courtesy of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. And much more!


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Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Fri. January 17, 2014 2:18 PM
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Weekly Poverty News Roundup: Jan 5 - Jan 11

The 50th anniversary of the "War on Poverty" made for a big week for poverty news and discussion. This week's Poverty News Roundup features a few more articles on the recent milestone and two other hot topics over the last week: NC's falling unemployment rate and the continued effects of the loss of unemployment benefits.


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Fri. January 10, 2014 11:13 AM
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The 50th Anniversary of the "War on Poverty."

Is the 50th anniversary of the declaration of a "War on Poverty" a cause for celebration or a cause for mourning? Postdoctoral Research Fellow Joe Polich thinks it is both.


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Wed. January 8, 2014 11:18 AM
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Weekly News Roundup: Holiday Catch-Up Edition

Here's your one-stop spot to catch up on all the poverty-related articles you missed over the holidays! You'll find lots of articles on new tax changes in North Carolina, a story on the importance of political activism on behalf of the growing number of poor people, a new take on the "War on Poverty," and halfinten.org's State of the States 2013 report.


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No Comments | Posted by Joseph Arthur Polich on Thu. January 2, 2014 12:12 PM
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