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Quality jobs are key to economic advancement

Currently, the federal poverty level for a single person is $12,140, while for a family of four with two children, it is $25,100. However, research suggests that, on average, an income equal to about two times the federal poverty threshold is needed to meet Americans’ most basic needs — $24,280 for a single person and $50,200 for a family of four.

Kris Wade and Korea Kelly speak out after transgender woman’s death

Brooklyn Lindsey, a black transgender woman, was found dead on Tuesday. Kris Wade, executive director of the Justice Project of Kansas City, and Korea Kelly, a case manager with the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, speak about Lindsey's death.