poverty http://wmot.org en One in Four Tennessee Kids Living in Poverty http://wmot.org/post/one-four-tennessee-kids-living-poverty <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">KNOXVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) &mdash; A new study finds that one in four Tennessee children lives in poverty, and the problem is&nbsp;getting worse.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:30:10 +0000 AP/WMOT 7852 at http://wmot.org Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought http://wmot.org/post/poverty-us-higher-thought <p><strong>Murfreesboro, Tenn&nbsp; (AP-WMOT)</strong>&nbsp; New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.</p><p>The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent&nbsp;that was reported in September.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:25:31 +0000 AP/WMOT 3629 at http://wmot.org Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought