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We're in the news: (Seattle P-I) Report: Recession to put 40,000 more state kids in poverty

Another 40,000 children will be living in poverty in Washington by this spring, if the economic forecast holds true, according to a report released this week by Washington Kids Count.

...With the announcement Thursday that the state's shortfall has reached $9 billion, children's advocates urged legislators to save programs that help families.

"We know that this severe recession is going to hurt kids, and we need to make sure that legislators don't cut the very programs that will catch them when they fall into poverty," said Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children's Alliance.

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