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Hunger takes a toll on older adults

Among the 50 million Americans who rely on emergency food from food banks each year, only about 8 percent are adults age 65 or older. However, senior hunger is on the rise and is expected to increase over the next two decades. Demographic shifts and rising health care costs are two factors pushing this trend. ...

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Different values

Last week, more than100 people gathered at the Church of the Messiah for the March for Peace. It was a spirited gathering, as people walked through the east side neighborhood chanting, “Peace now” and “Silence the violence.” Neighbors stood on porches and clapped along with the drumbeats. High school students danced in the street. Decorated bikes, motorcycles, horses, babies in carriages and elders assisted ...

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