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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending April 30, 2010)

The latest news, analysis and opinion on the state of low-income women and their families from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. This week: How the VA is helping women veterans confront issues like sexual trauma and homelessness…. Plus, support systems for young mothers.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on May 4th, 2010

Foreclosure SignIn today’s rundown: The foreclosure rate in Maryland is on the way down.  |  The need to prepare local workers for better jobs.  |  How to participate in the District’s new bank account program.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on May 3rd, 2010

DC Flag– Later this month the D.C. Council will finalize the budget for the 2011 fiscal year.  The version of the budget that’s on the table now includes serious cuts to many services like the Earned Income Tax Credit, child care, job training, police and public works.  Many of these services will be essential in helping local residents recover from the impact of the recession.  To join other individuals and organizations in asking the council for a balanced approach to the city budget go to www.FairBudget.org.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 30th, 2010

homelessIn today’s rundown: The number of homeless in the region has declined.  |  CASA de Maryland plans acts of civil disobedience to protest the new immigration law in Arizona.  |  Foster parents are desperately needed in our region.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 29th, 2010

In today’s rundown: A new program in D.C. will open 10,000 new bank accounts.  |  President Obama eulogizes Dorothy Height.  |  What the homeless will gain under the new health care reform law.

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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending April 23, 2010)

By The Spotlight and Opportunity Team on April 28th, 2010

The latest news, analysis and opinion on the state of low-income women and their families from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. This week: How Jacksonville nonprofits help female homeless veterans….Plus, underprivileged students prepare for college.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 28th, 2010

Foreclosure SignIn today’s rundown: Disturbing discrepancies found in minority foreclosures.  |  A more comprehensive plan is needed to lower the rate of HIV/AIDS in the suburbs.  |  The benefits women will receive from the new health care reform legislation.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 26th, 2010

In today’s rundown: Gender relations and the prayer hall.  Boobquake 2010.  And local students join job hunters.

– A group of local Muslim activists gathered over the weekend for a town hall meeting on gender relations.  At the Islamic Center in Washington they debated whether women and men should worship in the same prayer hall.  Click here to listen to their opinions.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 23rd, 2010

DC FlagIn today’s rundown: Figuring out the D.C. budget and its impact on residents, agencies and organizations.  |  Up to one-fourth of all U.S. non-profits could lose their tax exempt status next month.  |  A Grantee Partner is profiled for the way it’s using social media to reach supporters.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on April 22nd, 2010

Credit-cardsIn today’s rundown: A study finds that more Latino families depend on credit cards.  |  More Americans are depending on government aid to keep from slipping into poverty.  |  The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit ends next week.

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