WASHINGTON — The National Capital Region could face a major economic hit in the next few months unless Congress acts to halt looming across-the-board cuts to the federal budget, according to a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report.
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Schools and communities invite veterans of all backgrounds to share their stories and receive thanks for their years of service.
The first signs of a homelessness crisis in England’s towns and cities are emerging, with increases in rough sleeping, street drinking, crime and antisocial behaviour as a result of swingeing cuts to hostel and housing services, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Today we are releasing the findings from one of the largest human trafficking studies among homeless youth in New York history, and the news is numbing.
Half of the current households in the voucher program include seniors or people with disabilities, and the rest are mostly families with children. The average household income is just $12,500—well below the poverty line of about $18,000 for a family of three.
Police are investigating the death of a homeless man whose body was found Thursday under an overpass…
“It doesn’t feel like it if you’re living here, but compared to many other states, we have an economy that’s less based on, for example, industrial manufacturing so we’ve been less hit by parts of the recession.”
Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.
Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.
Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program, you’ll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. You can load an E-purse value on your card to pay for trips one at a time, or load a discounted monthly pass that lets you take unlimited trips for an entire month. But what makes ORCA LIFT special is you have all the power and convenience of the ORCA card system at a fraction of the cost.
With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:
Metro Transit buses
Kitsap Transit buses
Sound Transit Link light rail
King County Water Taxi
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The number of Washington state residents living below the poverty line remained relatively steady from 2009 to 2010. Approximately 781,000 residents, or 11.7 percent, were living in poverty in 2009. The number dropped just slightly in 2010 to 774,000 residents, or 11.5 percent.