Editor's note: 'Poor People' series begins on Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the Sun-Star begins a 5-part series on poverty in Merced County called ‘Poor People.’ Each installment will provide a lens to focus on an individual part of the problem, as well as forming a prism through which we—as a news organization and a community--can look for solutions. We welcome your comments about each of our stories and about the series as a whole, which will end Sept. 11.

The stories may be accessed online, starting Saturday, at http://www.mercedsunstar.com/poverty.