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Sep 02 2015

Breaking Poverty

Front: Pam Whitehead, Carmisha Mayfield, Shay Davis. Back: Karen Turner, B.R. Whitehead, Natasha Bush, Jessica Green, Latoya Lockett

Story and photo by Joycelyne Fadojutimi/ETR The problem of poverty is complex and more so in rural areas like east Texas. According to Center for American progress, there are more women in poverty then men in America and all over the world. Currently 37 million women are living in poverty in America, the richest country …

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Jul 11 2015

Francis vs. Washington

Lawmakers and the White House are at odds with the pope’s vision for protecting the planet. By John Cavanagh Pope Francis, the humble yet bold leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, has offered an inspiring 21st century vision to all people. It’s a vision that’s been sorely missing in the halls of power. In …

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Jul 10 2015

Art’s Labor of Love

Anup Bhandari, Sean Scott, The Thorn Family: Gabriel, Jametria, Lashuna, Terry and Keith;  and Carl Darnell Sr.

Kelly Bell/ETR Longview’s Art Walk provides artists with inspiration as well as financial support as art lovers and philanthropists come together to assist fine arts in East Texas and the less fortunate in the area. “It was a success!” cried delighted Art Walk organizer Anup Bhandari. The event was a heart-helping gesture to come to …

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Sep 15 2014

Uninsured Youth

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that …

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Dec 13 2013

Organizations Collaborate for Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive

East Texans are invited to help “Stuff-A-Bus” with non-perishable food items as part of a coordinated community food drive effort. Longview Transit, in partnership with Longview ISD, Pine Tree ISD, and Spring Hill ISD, will conduct the Stuff-A-Bus Food Drive benefiting Longview Community Ministries, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, and Newgate Mission. Buses will be located …

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Dec 07 2013

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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Nov 17 2013

Grand bargain or raw deal? Many elderly

Many elderly Americans are close enough to poverty’s edge that Social Security cuts of any size could push them over the brink.   Following the government shutdown drama, politicians in Washington appear hopelessly divided, according to conventional wisdom. Fair enough. But there’s at least one area where many politicians from both of the major parties …

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Oct 30 2013

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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