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Study: Poor forgo medical care

Government report focused on states without expanded Medicaid Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press WASHINGTON - Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according...

Social Security Checks to increase

COLA boost amounts to $39 per month for average retired worker RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's...

Racing to Reduce Hunger

Pius X High School student council members Luke Tomes (left) and Alex Becker fill their cart with as many items as possible in one minute as part of the Students Against Hunger Food Fight! on Wednesday at Russ's Market at 33rd Street and Nebraska 2....

Coal company files for bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal Co. of Englewood, Colo., with a mine in Colstrip, Mont., filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, to deal with steep debt and declining world demand. Company officials say the Chapter 11 filing is part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed...

Medicaid’s fate in voters’ hands

Proposed expansion would benefit 90,000 Nebraskans Don Walton - Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska voters will decide next month whether Medicaid coverage should be extended to an estimated 90,000 adult Nebraskans, most of whom work in low-paying jobs. They include food...

Last chance to shine

Pop-up art show lets neighbors see problem property. Peter Salter - Lincoln Journal Star The floors are spongy in Lincoln's newest art gallery, the wiring exposed and the walls long gone. The basement - with it's precarious stairwell leading to a dirt...

What the Fed Rate Hike Means to You, at Any Age

By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Stan Choe (AP) - No matter your age, what the Federal Reserve does to interest rates will most likely affect you. The central bank raised what's called the federal funds rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 2 percent to 2.25...

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