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  • Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people

    Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people
    First it was this: Orlando beat New York City as the first city to top 50 million visitors. And now this: Florida is bigger than New York. Census figures released Tuesday show Florida passed New York as the nation's third largest state with an...
  • California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers

     California's high housing costs drive out poor, middle-income workers
    California's high cost of living has pushed hundreds of thousands of low- and middle-income workers to other states, federal data show. The trend points to a challenge for the state's economy: how to attract workers of moderate means to some of the...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word

    Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word
    Though income inequality has worsened in the past 40 years, most impoverished Americans would not be terribly concerned, provided their children had an even chance of moving from the bottom to the top of the income ladder. The bad news is that they don'...
  • Many college freshmen clueless about debt load

    Many college freshmen clueless about debt load
    As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later. Despite all the hand wringing about runaway college costs, and...
  • Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'

    We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
  • Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
  • Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier

    Some Maryland-based businesses look to Cuban frontier
    Before the Cuban Revolution, Maryland's relationship with the Caribbean island was lots of sugar and spice. Baltimore-based McCormick & Co. and the defunct Baltimore Spice Co. did business there, and when a sugar refinery opened in 1922, a U.S....
  • Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine

    The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals." ONE, as it was called, offered...
  • Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

    Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states
    Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving...