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Elizabeth Stuart
Elizabeth Stuart is an enterprise writer for the Deseret News. Reporting on topics ranging from poverty to incarceration, she seeks to shed light on the trials and triumphs of disadvantaged populations and those who work to help them. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Elizabeth is an award-winning journalist recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Club, among others.

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What inspires a person to change from a military combatant to a peace activist? The answer to that question, some experts posit, could have important implications for achieving peace in Israel and Palestine.
Three Cairo-based entrepreneurs have developed an app that anonymously verifies and maps visual content with its date and location in a bid to bring more credibility to citizen journalism.
Mosques have long been central to political dialogue in Egypt. But over the past three years, a tug-of-war between Islamists and the military’s repressive “deep state” has turned mosques into ...
Based on decades-old stereotypes that single mothers are raising children alone and single dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of U.S. anti-poverty programs almost exclusively serve women and childre...
New research suggests hope may be just as vital to beating poverty as capital, credit, skills or food.
Medicaid advocates are on pins and needles in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to grant states the choice to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act's expanded coverage mandate.
A proposal that passed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Thursday could kick as many as three million people off government food assistance next year, including the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Prescription drug abuse increased 75 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A growing number of states are moving to ban welfare recipients from spending government cash on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, strip clubs and guns.
A career salesman, Bill Sohan has lost track of the number of incentive trips his employers have sent him on. Sunshine, margaritas by the pool, relaxation — "I'm not going to tell you it's not a good time...