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Anti-poverty organization has roots at UNT

    Anti-poverty organization has roots at UNT

Kaleigh Gremaud / Staff Writer Imagine you’re without electricity, water or even education. For some people, those are daily realities that affect their survival. UNT group Future Without Poverty’s mission

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Kaela’s Project

Christina Gaines / Contributing Writer Boston-born Kaela Schreck was always an ambitious individual. After graduating high school early in California, she initially attended Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah, before

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A Hard Life

A Long Form Narrative by Dave Tracy Andrea lifts Leah out of the car seat, clicks the door locks on her 11-year old Ford Focus, and heads for the shelter

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Sanger: A look at small town poverty

    Sanger: A look at small town poverty

Ian Pribanic // Contributing Writer Like a scene from a 1930s movie, the railroad tracks in Sanger, Texas, a town of 7,000, 12 miles north of Denton, separates rich from poor,

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Van vendor sells smoky treats on Fry Street

    Van vendor sells smoky treats on Fry Street

Christina Ulsh // Design Editor The street vendor’s van doors are propped open. He sits cross-legged inside the van facing the

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Denton County operation provides help to families for 26 years

Alexis Wand // Contributing Writer The metal building, tucked away on the side of Highway 377 in the heart of

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Hidden in Plain Sight: agency helps domestic abuse victims

Caitlyn Jones // Staff Writer Hard slaps fly across faces. Complaints of vulgar insults spew across the room and strong hands

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Field of Dreams: Community garden helps people in poverty

    Field of Dreams: Community garden helps people in poverty

Melissa Wylie // Managing Editor  On a cold Saturday morning, a small group of Denton gardeners bundled in hooded jackets

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Motorcyclists unite to house poor and homeless

    Motorcyclists unite to house poor and homeless

This is the first story in the Mayborn School of Journalism’s poverty series titled “Hidden in Plain Sight.” Joshua Friemel

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Hidden in Plain Sight: documenting poverty in Denton

Poverty in Denton is not out of control—at least not on the surface. Dozens of organizations offer help to keep

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