Area realities belie notion of prosperity for everyone
Those who work with the area's struggling families report mixed indicators. A report released last week said there are dramatically fewer homeless people in Indiana, though those numbers are strongly disputed by some here. Are things slightly worse this holiday season, or slightly better?
Journal Gazette: Family aid plan needs an update
It's important to remember that many families in this region and this state struggle to get by. Individuals and private charities do wonderful things – but there's a vital role for public policy in eradicating the problems of poverty here and around Indiana.