In this 2010 file photo, a woman who is applying for Medicaid and appealing a rejection for disability income, searches through a folder of paperwork while talking with her doctor.
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Deseret News archives
Fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson, in announcing his War on Poverty, asserted that the cause (of poverty) may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, policies need to be refined and refocused to address causes, rather than symptoms.
As in 2013, the Deseret News will focus its legislative coverage on the issue of intergenerational poverty, in addition to four other areas of emphasis.
Fighting poverty is a growth industry that perpetuates the cycle of poverty. We have created a vast network of specialized social service bureaucracies that help... Read more »
Sixteen percent of Utah children live in poverty, according to the latest KID COUNTS report released Thursday. For the first time, the annual report also explores the... Read more »
H. David Burton, former presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been appointed to the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Commission. He... Read more »
When it comes to fighting chronic homelessness, Utah is developing an impressive track record. The Utah homes for the homeless initiative and the Road Home shelter... Read more »
Legislative efforts to put Utah in a position to maintain and build its healthy economy focused on education and the desire to free Point of the Mountain from the... Read more »
A power struggle with the governor on Medicaid expansion dominated the conversation on family health at the 2013 Legislature, but lawmakers did make friendly moves... Read more »
Sen. Stuart Reid has a to-do list for five state department heads for the coming year: Develop policy recommendations to break the cycle of children in poverty... Read more »
Education funding received a boost at the 2013 Legislature, but specific attention to preschool development for children, caps on class sizes and time for teachers to... Read more »
For months, Gov. Gary Herbert has been advocating for a statewide goal to have two-thirds of Utah's adults holding a postsecondary degree or certification by the... Read more »
The 2013 Legislature was summed up as calm and even boring as lawmakers tried to stay away from controversy and put their focus on education and other issues important... Read more »
Children ages 12 and older could petition courts through attorneys to ask that their parents' parental rights be restored in limited circumstances under a bill passed... Read more »
A bill to establish a state-level earned income tax narrowly passed in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday evening, advancing to the Senate by a vote of 41-30. Read more »
Utah will create a state commission to develop policy recommendations to end intergenerational poverty and dependence on public assistance programs. Read more »
Through a combination of advanced placement, concurrent enrollment and early college courses, students are able to begin their post-secondary studies early and in most... Read more »
A bill to create a state commission to develop policy recommendations to end intergenerational poverty has been forwarded to the Utah Senate. Read more »
Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, is sponsoring legislation to establish a commission to study recently released data on intergenerational poverty in Utah and to develop... Read more »
When Anitra Koehler thinks about the future of her elementary-age children's education, she worries about schools teaching to the test and focusing on literacy and... Read more »
Based on our grass-roots efforts, Deseret News editors have identified five key issues that matter to Utah families — issues that are interrelated and essential... Read more »
The Deseret News today is analyzing five big issues critically important to Utah families. Here are our quick observations: Read more »
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