| Aug 25, 2009
| 4:17 PM
Broward School Board members cut the district's capital budget by more than half Tuesday night, meaning some schools are stuck with outdated libraries and some communities that need new schools will not have them for a few more years.
But, they also...
| Aug 19, 2009
Kenneth Sahs, 71, faced a once-in-a-lifetime decision last year. His $500,000 convertible term life insurance policy would soon expire. Sahs could drop it and get nothing or convert it to universal life, a form of cash-value insurance, and take on $12,000...
| Dec 16, 2010
With Republicans vowing to dismantle the health law and courts wrestling with its constitutionality, some health policy experts are pondering a possible "Plan B" in case the individual mandate -- the requirement that everyone get health insurance starting...
| Aug 23, 2009
"Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking.
Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies?
With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| Apr 6, 2010
It's been a long, cold winter but spring is finally here. How do I know? I know because, just like last year at this time, it's a beautiful day outside and I'm trapped at my desk trying to figure out how to do my taxes.
Let me amend that last statement:...
| Feb 28, 2010
The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 2:58 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — The city is so far spending $14 million of taxpayer dollars to redevelop a 12-block section of the Southeast Community, a neighborhood that struggles with crime and blight.
City officials said even more city tax money will be spent...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 12:50 PM
Peninsula-area home sales plunged 41 percent in November, compared to November 2009.
That's because home buyers this time last year were rushing to buy to qualify for federal first-time homebuyer tax credits of up to $8,000 before the offer expired. That...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 8:36 AM
| Feb 17, 2010
| 8:18 AM
The Internal Revenue Service recommends you file electronically. It's safe and easy and quick.
IRS e-file, the electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation's taxpayers, opens for business Jan.15. There are three ways to use e-...