| Nov 3, 2011
No car, no work.
"Let's remember that California is a highway state, and having a reliable car is a key component in helping an individual find and retain a job," he said.
Gilbert Perez would love to have a car. He spends two to four hours a day...
| Jul 19, 2010
Caddo Juvenile Detention Center's small cell blocks are reserved mostly for teens charged with armed robbery, sex crimes and other violent felony offenses.
Despite a reported increase in younger, more violent criminals on the streets of Shreveport -...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:24 AM
A new study of statewide birthrate data shows nearly half of the births in Charlevoix and Emmet counties are paid by Medicaid.
Right Start in Michigan and its counties 2011 report, by the Michigan League for Human Services, compiles birth rate data --...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:43 AM
LANSING — Michigan continues to rank below average on some key economic measures for child well-being compared to other states, according to a report to be released Wednesday.
The state ranked 30th overall in state-by-state rankings in the annual...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:45 PM
A new report ranks Pennsylvania 20th nationally in child health and well-being, up from the 23rd position for many years, but experts say Pennsylvanian children and families are still reeling from the recent recession.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation on...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Hundreds of families packed into Veterans Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday to get a free lunch provided by volunteers.
"Everything is pretty much donated. We have 300 to 400 sandwiches. Every week, different church groups take their turns," said Tom...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:59 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire is the best place in America for a child to live thanks to lower rates of child poverty, according to a report released on Wednesday measuring health, education and economic security.
Holding onto the lead for the ninth...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Over the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation in its annual Kids Count data book reports that the official child poverty rate increased 18 percent...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.
Between 2003 and 2009, Maryland increased...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - The numbers of teenagers under jurisdiction of the state Department of Corrections steadily fell during the past decade in South Dakota and dropped below 800 in the past year.
The reasons are many, according to members of the state's Council on...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Jarrettsville Elementary School, Patterson Mill Middle School and Patterson Mill High School are the recipients of the Harford County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Trophies.
The trophies were awarded to the elementary, middle and high school with...