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Holocaust survivors in Tampa Bay can get free home care. Do they know it?

Tampa Bay Times 24 Jun 2021
But the other children in the French countryside kept her secret ... “I was afraid I’d die destitute,” Goldberg said ... About a third of Holocaust survivors in Florida, as in the rest of the country, live in poverty, she said ... Then 20 years ago, after her own daughter moved out of the house, Goldberg and her husband made Florida their home ... .
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TRUMP STATES IN CRISIS!

Democratic Underground 23 Jun 2021
The curious concern of red state creeps over crime in "Democrat-run cities" only brings to light the utter disaster conservative states are mired in ... The best way to fix this is to enlighten the Tom Cottons, Marsha Blackburns et al ... 20 states with the Highest Poverty Rates (U.S. Census). Montana. Florida. Missouri ... Ohio ... Florida ... Florida ... Florida ... .
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Lawsuit calls out school district's mental health policies

Hastings Tribune 23 Jun 2021
(AP) — Several advocacy groups are suing a Florida school district over its practice of making hundreds of students undergo mental health examinations at psychiatric facilities each year ... The lawsuit was filed by Disability Rights Florida, the NAACP and five students and their families.
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Palm Beach School District Sued Over Mental Health Policy

CBS Sports 23 Jun 2021
Florida’s Mental Health Act — also called the Baker Act — gives police, judges and mental health professionals power to require someone to undergo mental health exams if they appear to be suffering from a mental illness and could cause harm to themselves or others.
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Child Tax Credit expansion could drop child poverty in Florida, experts say

WPTV 22 Jun 2021
Child poverty could be drastically reduced if Floridians take advantage of the Child Tax Credit expansion ... The Florida Policy Institute highlighted the findings this week as the White House pushed the state and nation to check eligibility ... The group found residents could help reduce child poverty in Florida by 38% if they take full advantage.
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Cruel decision to slash federal unemployment aid might not work out for DeSantis

Leesburg Daily Commercial 22 Jun 2021
Pre-pandemic, one-third of Florida’s households scraped by on less money than they needed to cover the essential costs of daily life — and that number doesn’t include the 13% of Florida households with incomes below the federal poverty level ... Florida’s labor force isn’t going back to normal.
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New novel based on Florida convict labor available

The Jamestown Sun 21 Jun 2021
Nearly a century ago, a young man from Munich, N.D., died a violent death in the swamps of Florida creating the backdrop for a story that spans decades by Paul Legler ... He is pulled from a train in Dixie County, Florida, and charged with vagrancy ... He also went to Dixie County, Florida, which is located in the "armpit" of the state.
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Confront the factors behind Florida's role in insurrectionist Capitol attack

Daytona Beach News-Journal 20 Jun 2021
Yes, the shenanigans of “Florida Man” and “Florida Woman” can be a little embarrassing ... And that Florida, for all its eccentricities, is never, ever boring ... In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking 68 hate groups in Florida — more than any other state in the nation.
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House inventory shortage ‘dire’ with gap of millions of homes, Realtors’ report warns

Tampa Bay Times 17 Jun 2021
Separating minority residents was often the result, creating “segregated neighborhoods of concentrated poverty,” the report states. Anne Ray, who manages the housing data clearinghouse at the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, agreed the lack of supply is ...
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In-home care too costly for seniors, caregivers | Letters

Orlando Sentinel 15 Jun 2021
In Florida, my mom is not eligible for Medicaid because she lives with me and my household income is too high.
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MacKenzie Scott gives away billions, again

Vox 15 Jun 2021
“It would be better if disproportionate wealth were not concentrated in a small number of hands, and that the solutions are best designed and implemented by others.” The long list of beneficiaries includes schools and organizations dedicated to the arts, female empowerment, equity, anti-discrimination, and global poverty.
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Breaking the cycle of generational poverty in Citrus County

Citrus County Chronicle 13 Jun 2021
It was a deep dive into the connection between third-grade reading scores, generational poverty and most chillingly, the need for future prison cells in Florida ... Bringing business to the table to help solve this issue, the Florida Chamber Foundation has put together the Prosperity ...
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Editorial l Prosperity Citrus worthy of community partnerships, action

Citrus County Chronicle 12 Jun 2021
COMBATING POVERTY ... Support community partnership efforts to break generational poverty ... The Florida Chamber of Commerce has outlined goals for its Prosperity Florida program that include cutting childhood poverty in half by 2030 and creating pathways to prosperity for all.
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Demings emphasizes personal hardship and law enforcement background in Senate bid

News-Press Now 09 Jun 2021
The Florida Democrat sought to highlight her resume, which includes serving as a chief prosecutor of President Donald Trump's actions in office during his first impeachment trial and experience running a large city's police force ... Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1957, Demings grew up in poverty, the youngest of seven children.
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Op-Ed: 'Community school' model delivered pandemic success stories

Erie Times-News 07 Jun 2021
The wise course of action would be to fund initiatives that address both the short-term impacts of the pandemic, while laying the groundwork for long-term student success ... Another school guided by the community schools strategy is Gibsonton Elementary, located in a high-poverty, semi-rural area outside of Tampa, Florida ... ....

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