Fixed Income

Donations Pour In After Report Of Retired Couple's Struggle To Stay Warm

Ike Libby is the owner of Hometown Energy in Dixfield, Maine. He drives the truck that delivers heating oil to homes in the area that residents depend on for heat in the cold, winter months. Many people are struggling to keep their homes warm this year after cutbacks reduced the budget for the federal Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) from $56.5 million to $39.9 million there.

Alabama Poor Cut Off From Water: 'If They Let This Stuff Happen They Are Going To Get The Biggest Riot The South Has Seen'

Community activist Sheila Tyson of Birmingham says that those hit hardest by the county sewer rate hike are near a breaking point."These people are going to end up rioting about this," she says. "If they let this stuff happen they are going to get the biggest riot the South has ever seen. Over this sewer business. I can see it coming."