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HASTINGS, Neb. -- Reaching for a ledger form and adding machine might be helpful in computing poverty's heavy financial burden, but those tools can't gauge the emotional impact.
Nebraska mom Diane Harms knows about heartache. The single mother of four children aged 9 years, 12 years, 14 years and 17 years, she copes with a fixed income and Medicaid to cover health care costs while attending college full-time in the hopes of pursuing a career in economic and community development.