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Senate Approves Tying Minimum Wage To Inflation

The bill’s author, Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, says it’s needed to help lift low-wage earners out of poverty.

05/29/2014

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Census Data Shows 3M Live In Poverty Across SoCal; 1 In 4 Are Kids

One in four children and more than three million Southern California residents live in poverty, according to government data.

12/05/2013

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United Way To Hold 7th Annual HomeWalk

Christine Marge, Director of Housing Stability at United Way, and Navy veteran Marva Lewis stopped by KCAL9 Monday to tell viewers about United Way’s 7th Annual HomeWalk.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

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Poverty Rate Rises In LA Metro Area In Wake Of ’08 Recession

More Southland residents were living in poverty this past year in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to government data released Thursday.

09/19/2013

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LA Approves $1B Watts Revitalization Project

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a series of land use and planning laws that have taken four years to draft.

08/14/2013

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Co-Founder Of ‘Living On One’ Raising Awareness Of Global Poverty

Could you live on one dollar a day? That’s exactly what Zach Ingrasci, co-founder of Living On One, did for almost two months when he traveled to Guatemala.

12/16/2012

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Actress, Celebrity Chef Will Walk To End Global Poverty

Actress and activist, Q’orianka Kilcher, and celebrity chef Govind Armstrong stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to discuss the 18th Annual Partnership Walk on the Santa Monica Pier.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2012

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Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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Santa Monica Event Will Raise Funds For Africa And Asia

How would you like to help reduce poverty in Africa and Asia from right here in the Southland? Shaheen Nanji and Sasha Rawji visited the KCAL9 studio Tuesday to talk about how you can be involved with Partnership Walk LA.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

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Number Of Americans Living In Poverty Highest On Record In 2010

More Americans than ever are going without the basics of life with nearly 46 million families living at or below the poverty level.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/13/2011