HUNGRY AT THE FEAST

IN SPITE OF PROSPERITY AND JOB GROWTH, A NEW STUDY WARNS OF A FESTERING CRISIS AMONG THE WORKING POOR

The shipyards of Newport News, Va., are no longer the powerful job creators they used to be, but there is still lots of work to be had. The government employs a substantial number; telemarketers and computer makers have moved in; the regional unemployment rate is just 4.2%. But then there's this other statistic: over the past year, the local food bank reported a 69% increase in people requesting help.

Meanwhile, just to the north of Denver is Greeley, site of the state's school of education, strong-boned churches and the richly landscaped homes of Colorado's Front Range technocrats. Yet for the fiscal...

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