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  • The importance of signing up [Commentary]

    The importance of signing up [Commentary]
    Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state. Yes,...
  • How to get free or cheap tax help

    Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks. She is a freelancer with income from many different sources and also has some back taxes to file. If you'...
  • Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide

    Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide
    OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants. Sewage,...
  • A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless

     A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless
    What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
  • Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses

    Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses
    Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids," says Erin Sheak of Waterbury, who wanted to send her children, ages 4 and 7, to camp but didn't know how she could...
  • Umpire John Hirschbeck loses another son

    Umpire John Hirschbeck loses another son
    Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of major league baseball umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday, WFMJ in Youngstown, Ohio, reported. Michael Hirschbeck had adrenoleukodystrophy, an inherited condition that affects the nervous system. John...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
  • Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles

    Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles
    Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
  • $75,000: LINK of Hampton Roads winter shelter

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. The Newport News current budget includes $75,000 to support a winter-months emergency shelter run by LINK of Hampton Roads. That organization...
  • Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless

    Katie Porta: Disabilities advocate speaks for voiceless
    Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive. On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
  • Not so nonprofit: 34 top charity execs earn $1 million or more

    At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...