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New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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Pandemic-Proof Your Puerto Rican Holiday Traditions

From hosting a virtual coquito happy hour to delivering pasteles to your neighbors, here are some ideas to safely celebrate your favorite traditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Biden Attends Service Where His Late Wife, Daughter Are Buried on 48th Anniversary of Deaths

At his side at the Friday morning service was his wife, Jill Biden, the woman the president-elect says "made me start to think my family might be whole again.”

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

Despite their service to the country, the US military has not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and hunger has soared among military families, according to reports.
Almost 40% of Military Families Are Struggling to Put Food on the Table

Despite their service, military families have not been spared the economic ravages of the pandemic and food insecurity is reportedly soaring. Over the past nine months, hunger and food insecurity have soared across the United States, as the coronavirus pandemic has destroyed jobs, livelihoods, and thrust tens of millions into precarious economic situations. Among the...

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Florida counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Miami-Dade County, it has increased from 11.8% to 15.9%. In Bradford County, it has jumped to 19.1%, and in Marion County, it's at 17.9%.

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Go Easy on the Electronics When Choosing Gifts for Kids This Christmas

An expert advises overexposure to technology is affecting children’s motor, physical, and cognitive development. Help kids develop these important skills with toys that also bring much fun.