| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:47 PM
New rankings put California 41st nationwide in the well-being of children, the same lowly spot it got last year.
To gauge how children were doing in different states, the private Annie E. Casey Foundation eyed data including poverty levels, graduation...
| Jun 23, 2013
The University of Maryland football players and coaches didn't know what kind of reception they'd get as their buses arrived at Middletown High School — surrounded by mountains, 50 miles northwest of College Park — for a scrimmage on a sunny...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:26 PM
As part of her ongoing effort to maintain her health, Patricia Zarate spent a part of her morning at a health fair for seniors gathering information about locally available services.
Along with her husband, the Imperial resident also brought along two...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Is college worth it?
Currently, it doesn't seem so for students hoping to get jobs in architecture, government, the humanities or arts after college.
Recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in those areas have been suffering high unemployment rates,...
| Jun 23, 2013
Immigration ironically has become the sort of wedge issue for Republicans that Republicans used to inflict on Democrats.
Back when liberal Democrats dominated Washington in the 1960s, Republicans, like Richard Nixon, divided their opposition with issues...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Baby boomers are moving out of high-tax states in favor of Florida that has no state income tax, according to a new analysis by West Palm Beach-based Newsmax magazine in its June issue.
The magazine calls it a "new wave of migrating boomers, many of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Some experts criticize a rise in state "poverty grant" money for wealthier school districts, including the ones in Glenview and Northbrook, but local administrators and parents say the funding is warranted and needed.
"To me, it sounds fair," said Cathy...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:58 AM
The number of Americans who consider themselves multiracial has grown faster than any other racial group nationwide, new Census Bureau data reveal.
The change is a sign of slow but momentous shifts in the way Americans think about race.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:26 PM
With Father's Day approaching on Sunday, June 16, one local group is trying to help dads reconnect with their kids.
"If you ever want to know how important a dad is, ask a child," said Frank Buck who is founder of Fathers InSync, a program that works...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:26 AM
At the start of the economic downturn, one of the factors that brought our country into a recession was the burst of the housing bubble. Now, as the housing market slowly recovers, it’s helping to spur economic growth.
A new study by CareerBuilder...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:19 PM
German Garduno led the commencement procession, and his first steps were a bit out of sync.
Who could blame him? The last time the 32-year-old Columbia resident from Mexico attended a graduation of any kind was when he completed ninth grade at age 15....