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  • Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor

    Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor
    Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp...
  • Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency

    Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency
    The new car feeling is like few others, full of hope, pride, a bit of anxiety and a lot of responsibility. For Caress Pouncy, it means a whole lot more. "This is truly a blessing," Pouncy said before being handed the keys to a fully refurbished 2010...
  • Unemployed hired to widen Griffith Park roads in 1933

     
    In 1933, money from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation - a federal agency - allowed Los Angeles County to temporarily hire thousands of unemployed workers to widen roads in Griffith Park....
  • Izaak Walton League Center renovation expands services for Elgin residents

    By the end of May, renovations to the basement of the Izaak Walton League building at 899 Jay St. should be finished, meaning the space will be ready in time to host, for a first time, a summer lunch program for children run by Elgin's parks and...
  • Missouri governor vetoes bill cutting welfare benefits

    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed Republican legislation Thursday that would drop thousands of low-income families from Missouri's welfare rolls by paring back benefits to what he said would be one of the shortest time periods in the nation. But Nixon's...
  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • Orlando launches mortgage-free housing development for veterans

    Orlando launches mortgage-free housing development for veterans
    It's just a stretch of sparse grass in Parramore, but in the months to come it will be the site of a three-bedroom, two-bath house that Army veteran Keon Madison and his family will call home. It'll be energy efficient, environmentally friendly,...
  • Should states tell welfare recipients how to spend their benefits?

    WASHINGTON Kansas' new law that restricts welfare recipients from using their benefits to get a tattoo, consult a psychic or take a cruise has made for endless fodder on the late-night talk show circuit. Supporters argue the law will push the poor to...
  • Secret meetings, threats, lawsuits — a Florida meltdown

    Secret meetings, threats, lawsuits — a Florida meltdown
    Tallahassee melted down last week. I know it's hard to tell in a town that suffers from daily dysfunction. But last week, absurdity went on steroids when Republicans realized that all their screaming about how they don't want no stinkin' federal money...
  • Jennifer Rubin: What's Marco Rubio's secret?

    Jennifer Rubin: What's Marco Rubio's secret?
    More than other 2016 presidential entrants, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, "Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and...
  • Letters: Libertarian ascendance; Stormwater fees; Lost credit card

    Letters: Libertarian ascendance; Stormwater fees; Lost credit card
    Libertarian ascendance Roger Schaffer believes he has discovered a new danger to the Republic, "Radical libertarians" (The Capital, March 31). Our social equilibrium seems to be threatened by such supposed evil influences as the tea party, Ayn Rand...