Recent Articles by Lane Anderson
Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:52 pm MDT
Child poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years — but 14 million American kids still live in poverty.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 2:00 pm MDT
Two years ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings, Boise mom Liza Long wrote a blog post that went viral about her struggles with her mentally ill teenager. Today her son is healthy, and her new book is a plea for ...
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:23 am MDT
The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 9:31 am MDT
Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.
Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 3:14 pm MDT
From active military to vets — American soldiers and their families are going hungry.
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:54 am MDT
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor.
Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:04 am MDT
"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court system surged by ...
Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:49 am MDT
Corey Allred went to India four years ago to start a school and noticed that girls started disappearing from the rolls. His search for them led to brothels in Mumbai and unearthed an epidemic in sex trafficking...
Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 11:40 am MDT
In America, 3.6 million people work at fast-food chains — and on Thursday they will hold the biggest walkout to date over low wages and benefits.
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 12:09 pm MDT
Most Americans are eating better — more whole grains and fresh produce — than they were 12 years ago. But those are the very foods that low-income families can't afford.