MUSCATINE — The number of households struggling to meet basic needs has increased, according to a recent report from United Way.

The Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, or ALICE, report showed that of the 9,357 households in 2016 in Muscatine, 42 percent fell into two categories: below the federal poverty level or above the federal poverty level without earning enough to afford the basic cost of living, also known as the ALICE threshold. Read More…