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SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — John Hough sacrifices time with his family to work 12 hour days, seven days a week as a cab driver in Philadelphia. After paying for his cab, radio and taxi medallion, he earns slightly more than $4 an hour.

Luis Larin was willing to do anything — cleaning, trash collection, demolition work — to earn enough money to support himself and send money home to his mother and sister in Guatemala. After paying for his transportation to and from work sites, the former day laborer said through an interpreter that he was lucky to earn $20 a day, just enough for him to afford a one-meal-a-day diet of Ramen noodles. Read the rest of this entry »

John Wessel McCoy holds his 1-year-old son, Myles, on his shoulder as his wife Colleen looks on during the first day of a leadership conference Sunday at Camp Virgil Tate.

John Wessel McCoy holds his 1-year-old son, Myles, on his shoulder as his wife Colleen looks on during the first day of a leadership conference Sunday at Camp Virgil Tate.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — John Wessel-McCoy likens the effort needed to pull millions of people out of poverty to the 19th century’s fight to abolish slavery and the coalfield battles in rural West Virginia in the 1920s. Read the rest of this entry »

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 160 community and religious leaders from across the country are coming to West Virginia to talk about ways to fight poverty.

Direct Action Welfare Group Executive Director Evelyn Dortch says next week’s event is especially relevant as more Americans lose their homes, jobs, health care and retirement savings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sid Hatfield monumentWill West

Sid Hatfield foot marker