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Emily Shields
Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

DNA test kits make popular holiday gifts, but for people of color the stakes are higher.
DNA Kits Make Fun Gifts, But for People of Color the Stakes Are Higher

These incredibly popular holiday gifts can hold more complex results for people whose family origins have been complicated or erased by history, slavery, and other factors in the United States.

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For Eight Months, I Worried COVID Would Kill My Dad. Last Month, He Tested Positive.

My dad was one of more than 4 million Americans to contract the virus in November. His is just one story in a nation full of them.

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring. Over the past nine months, hunger and food insecurity have soared across the United States, as the coronavirus pandemic has destroyed jobs, livelihoods, and thrust tens of millions into precarious economic situations. Among the...

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Florida counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Miami-Dade County, it has increased from 11.8% to 15.9%. In Bradford County, it has jumped to 19.1%, and in Marion County, it's at 17.9%.