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There's a poster on the wall of the Market Street welfare office in Southeast San Diego: "Applying for CalFresh just got easier," it says. The poster encourages people who want to enroll in the federal food-stamps program-dubbed "CalFresh" ... more

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It would be easy to chalk up Debra Granik's new film, Winter's Bone, as just another movie about poverty. It's anything but. In fact, although it takes place in one of the most economically depressed parts of the nation, Winter's Bone is... more

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Federal law says counties must approve or deny applications within 30 days, and, so far, according to Chan's calculations, San Diego County's performance has been dismal more

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Local nonprofits worry that inadequate staffing in the county department that handles food-stamp applications, combined with a fixation on fraud and a fundamental misunderstanding of clients' needs, will continue to undermine how the fed... more

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Roughly 40 years ago, a woman named Mollie Orshansky, an economist with the U.S. Social Security Administration, came up with a way to determine who was living in poverty. more

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