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  • Commission says parts of EBR are "food deserts" Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thousands in Baton Rouge are living in poverty and miles from stores where they fresh produce according to the Food Access Policy Commission. The newly formed group says seven areas in East Baton Rouge live in what it calls food deserts. "It's never anything quick. I... more »
  • Poverty Point nominated as a World Heritage Site

    January 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish has been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage site list. If approved, the prehistoric earthworks would join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef on... more »
  • Study: Income inequality continues to grow in La.

    November 15, 2012 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new study says the gap between Louisiana's rich and poor has grown wider over the last three decades, with the poverty-ridden state having among the highest rates of income inequality in the nation. The richest 5 percent of households in Louisiana have average incomes more... more »
  • Feds probing Jefferson Parish school bias claims

    October 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal officials are investigating allegations by the Southern Poverty Law Center that the Jefferson Parish public schools discriminate against Latino students. In a letter dated Sept. 27, the Justice Department's civil rights division and Education Department's office for civil rights said they haven't reached any conclusions about... more »
  • Census data says poverty rates in La. on the rise

    September 21, 2012 9:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly released census data says poverty levels in Louisiana have continued to climb while household incomes declined in the last year, making the state one of the poorest in the nation. Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey released Thursday say the median household... more »
  • Louisiana 2nd worst in poverty

    September 13, 2011 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report 21.6 percent of Louisianians live in poverty. Only Mississippi fares worse at 22.7 percent. The nation's poverty rate rose from 11.3 percent in 2000 to 15.1 percent in 2010 up from 14.3 percent the year before. Even... more »
  • White: Poverty and unemployment driving crime in BR

    June 16, 2011 10:13 AM

    Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has been on the job less than a month and he's already tackling crime, meeting the community and getting to know his new department. He stopped by 2une In for his first interview since taking over to talk about his plans to combat... more »
  • Poverty in U.S. may be millions higher

    January 5, 2011 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON- Poverty in America is millions higher than previously known, with one in six Americans -many 65 and older- struggling in the economy due to increasing medical care and other costs. Preliminary census figures released today show that government aid programs such as tax credits and food stamps kept... more »
  • Louisiana next-to-last in health rankings

    December 7, 2010 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana fell two positions to become the second-unhealthiest state in 2010, according to new rankings released today. Only Mississippi is unhealthier in the 2010 America’s Health Rankings, which is put out by a coalition of health advocacy groups. Louisiana had been ranked 47th in 2009, but... more »
  • Poverty rises, net worth drops in U.S.

    September 17, 2010 11:21 AM

    Poverty is rising, and net worth is dropping in the United States. The Census Bureau confirms the nation's poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009. 43.6 million do not make enough. The Bureau said 1 in 7 live in poverty, the most since record keeping began 51 years ago.... more »
  • Louisiana ranks 49th in child "well being"

    July 27, 2010 11:58 AM

    Louisiana is in the ranks again, but this time it's not for being happy, overweight, or lazy. According to statistics, children in our state are worse off than other children in every state, except Mississippi. More troubling, analysts see harder times ahead, thanks to the troubled economy. ... more »

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