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

By Mariah Craven on June 2nd, 2010

In today’s rundown: An account typically used to help low-income individuals buy homes is being successfully used by small business owners.  |  How Fairfax County is working to end homelessness.  |  A new campaign is offering the LGBTQ community access to resources to prevent domestic violence.

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

By Mariah Craven on June 1st, 2010

WeCanDoItPoster[1]In today’s rundown: A training program that helps local women learn the skills they need to earn more money.  |  D.C. is transferring control of a piece of city property to be used for a community college.  |  A new study finds that the percentage of high-poverty schools is on the rise.

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A Video Message From the New President of Washington Area Women’s Foundation

By Nicky Goren on June 1st, 2010

Today I begin my tenure as president of Washington Area Women’s Foundation.  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls and to work with the individuals and groups that are committed to these efforts.

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

By Mariah Craven on May 27th, 2010

webcast picIn today’s rundown: A look at some of the barriers low-income women face during the recession.  |  The D.C. Council has passed a budget, but not everyone’s happy about it.

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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending May 21, 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: Why several single mothers can no longer afford childcare…. Plus, how the “Melanie’s Law” funding may not be enough to help low-income women.

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

By Mariah Craven on May 26th, 2010

Metro_PhotoIn today’s rundown: Metro riders could get a break from fare increases.  |  The D.C. Council proposes restoring cuts to adult-education programs.  |  Doctors and attorneys form a partnership to overcome challenges that threaten the care of patients.

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

By Mariah Craven on May 25th, 2010

Metro_Access_van_Rfc1394In today’s rundown: The shared-ride transit service for elderly and disabled residents could see cutbacks in service and a rate increase.  |  The metro region has been named the fittest in the country.  |  A condom shortage at nonprofits battling HIV and AIDS is being blamed on a city paperwork issue.

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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending May 14, 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: A local writer argues that health care legislation is bad for women….Plus, extreme poverty rates can lead to a trend of premature births.

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

By Mariah Craven on May 24th, 2010

In today’s rundown: Parents struggle to find child care for their children as subsidies fail to keep up with demand.  |  Prince George’s County teens get access to safe summer programs.  |  An ad campaign reminds local fathers to “take time to be a dad.”

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

By Mariah Craven on May 21st, 2010

In today’s rundown: The local unemployment rate falls. | Montgomery County finalizes its budget. | The D.C. soda tax dies.

— Unemployment rates fell in a majority of states, including Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia last month, according to numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics earlier today.  Despite the improvements, D.C.’s 11 percent unemployment rate is still higher than the national average — 9.9 percent.  Click here for all of the data.

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