Created: 06/02/2014 9:18 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The University of New Mexico is hosting a conference aimed at discussing poverty.
The school's continuing education program and the Association of Community Partners are sponsoring the conference from Wednesday to Friday to discuss solutions.
Census records show that more than 20 percent of New Mexico residents live in poverty and the state often is at the bottom on various poverty indicators.
Officials say the conference at the UNM Continuing Education building will focus on helping 400 nonprofits and agencies tackle poverty issues.
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