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  • The cruelty of cutting food stamps

    As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
  • State Policies Block Prosperity

    In many ways, Connecticut is a great place to live. The state is one of the best educated, healthiest and wealthiest in the country. A two-hour drive can take us to five of the eight Ivy League colleges, four of the top 25 museums in the United States,...
  • The Rim fire and the folly of sequestration

    The Rim fire and the folly of sequestration
    Even as the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park rages on, the U.S. Forest Service already has exhausted its firefighting budget for the year, which had been reduced by sequestration cuts. Not that the agency will stop fighting wildfires, but...
  • Money to burn -- paying to fight California's wildfires

    Money to burn -- paying to fight California's wildfires
    In seven weeks, California has burned through more than a quarter of its state firefighting budget of $172 million. The Rim fire in and around Yosemite alone has chewed up 15% of that budget, and the fire season is in its early days yet. Statewide,...
  • District budget shows clear skies

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a $242 million budget — about $18 million more than last year's spending plan. Deputy Superintendent Paul Reed, the district's chief business official, presented what he...
  • State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves

    State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves
    California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.   Los Angeles...
  • Secrecy Conceals U.S. Spy Agencies' Flaws

    One interesting conclusion that emerges from The Washington Post's revelation Thursday of the secret "black budget" for intelligence activities is that the United States doesn't have many secrets anymore — not in the age of WikiLeaks and omnipresent...
  • Education briefs

    Superintendent search The Anne Arundel County school board will discuss its search for a new superintendent at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, officials said. Board member Stacy Korbelak, chair of an ad hoc superintendent search committee, said the...
  • Council opposes adding toll lane to 405

    The Huntington Beach City Council declared Tuesday its opposition to a transportation agency's plan to add a toll lane to the 405 freeway and agreed to take action to thwart such a move. Council members voted 6 to 1, with Councilman Dave Sullivan...
  • New NASA rocket faces delays

    WASHINGTON — The debut launch of NASA's next big rocket — now slated for 2017 — likely will be delayed a year or two because the agency simply does not have the money to finish the rocket and its accompanying crew capsule on time, a...
  • State Surplus Is Good News, But Doesn't Mark Turnaround

    State Surplus Is Good News, But Doesn't Mark Turnaround
    The state's unanticipated $400 million budget surplus for the fiscal year that ended June 30 "should be a sign of cautious optimism for the future — a good outcome," says Comptroller Kevin Lembo. But the comptroller, who announced the surplus this...