Local News
9:47 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Surge in Undocumented Children, Why They Come

Credit chesapeake multicultural resource center

Some estimates put the number of undocumented children coming across the US/Mexico border at 50,000  with more expected. Most are from Central America and are seeking refuge not only in the United States but also in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica. Matthew Peters is the director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center in Easton and spent around a decade in Guatemala. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with him about why they come. (The full interview will be aired on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. on July4th.)

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Local News
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Big Summer Demand Expected at Food Bank of Delaware

Credit Food Bank of Delaware

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Food Bank of Delaware is preparing for some of its highest demand as school lets out for the summer.

The number of meals reportedly quadruples, for the Food Bank, throughout the First State during the summer.

The charity has a summer food service program to help fill the loss of meals that children receive at school. It serves day care centers, churches, camps and other sites where children need food.

To qualify, at least half the children at a site must qualify for free or reduced price school lunches.

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Local News
9:05 am
Tue May 27, 2014

1/3 of Virginia Children Living In or Near Poverty


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A new study says about a third of Virginia children are living in or near poverty.

The study says 13 percent of children lived in poverty in 2011, the most recent year of analysis. Another 18-and-a-half percent lived in near-poverty.

According to the study, almost half of the children in or near poverty live with parents who are married.

The study was conducted by University of Virginia researchers with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service's Demographic Research Group.

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8:52 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Doctors Warn Against Children's Use of Trampolines

Credit Consumer Product Safety Commission

Doctors in Maryland and around the country are asking parents to keep their children off backyard trampolines.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics in calling them too risky.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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