Poverty http://kunm.org en Faith Leaders Speak Against New SNAP Requirements http://kunm.org/post/faith-leaders-speak-against-new-snap-requirements <p></p><p>The state’s Human Services Department held a hearing in Santa Fe this morning about changes that would add work requirements to the food stamps program.&nbsp;</p><p>Faith leaders from around the state—along with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aarp.org/">AARP</a>, family advocates and representatives from food banks—spoke against new requirements for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1587">SNAP</a>, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. They emphasized that hungry people in New Mexico are already looking for work: There just aren’t jobs to be had.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:36:44 +0000 Marisa Demarco 50039 at http://kunm.org Faith Leaders Speak Against New SNAP Requirements HSD To Hold Hearing On Work Requirements For Food Stamps http://kunm.org/post/hsd-hold-hearing-work-requirements-food-stamps <div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper placed_wide look2"><span style="line-height: 1.5; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The state Human Services Department will hear public testimony Friday on proposed changes to </span><a href="http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1587" style="line-height: 1.5; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">SNAP</a><span style="line-height: 1.5; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, the state’s food assistance program. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:08:39 +0000 Rita Daniels 49996 at http://kunm.org HSD To Hold Hearing On Work Requirements For Food Stamps Homeless In New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/homeless-new-mexico <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">KUNM Call In Show 8/14 8a: The recent brutal murders of two Navajo men in Albuquerque have brought questions about homelessness in New Mexico&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">into the national spotlight. We'll take a look at what policy and social changes are needed to improve the health and well-being of people without shelter. </span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:26:54 +0000 Ed Williams 49352 at http://kunm.org Homeless In New Mexico Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes http://kunm.org/post/poverty-increases-risk-diabetes-prediabetes <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/learn.htm" target="_blank">Diabetes</a> is on the rise across the U.S. according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:27:44 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47138 at http://kunm.org Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes Senate OKs Plan To Fund Rural Hospitals http://kunm.org/post/senate-oks-plan-fund-rural-hospitals <p><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">UPDATE Feb. 19, 2014, 10:35 a.m.: This measure is in the House Taxation and Revenue Committee.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">The state Senate approved <a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislation.aspx?chamber=S&amp;legtype=B&amp;legno=%20268&amp;year=14">a bill</a> last night that creates temporary funding for more than two dozen rural hospitals.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:44:39 +0000 Marisa Demarco 41451 at http://kunm.org Senate OKs Plan To Fund Rural Hospitals Bill Would Fund Farm-Fresh School Lunches http://kunm.org/post/bill-would-fund-farm-fresh-school-lunches <p><em>UPDATE Feb. 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.: <a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislation.aspx?chamber=H&amp;legtype=B&amp;legno=%20%2081&amp;year=14">HB 81</a> is stuck in committee.</em></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Marisa Demarco 40575 at http://kunm.org Bill Would Fund Farm-Fresh School Lunches Census Bureau: More Americans Are Poorer Than Predicted http://kunm.org/post/census-bureau-more-americans-are-poorer-predicted <p>Americans are even poorer than the Census Bureau first predicted last month. New estimates, released Monday, show that sixteen percent of Americans were living in poverty in 2010. Devin Browne reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:15:24 +0000 Devin Browne 3734 at http://kunm.org Census Bureau: More Americans Are Poorer Than Predicted