| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.
Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Orange County Registrar of Voters officially certified the primary election results Tuesday.
About 24% of the county's electorate voted in the June 3 election — a 6% decline from the 30.1% turnout during the 2010 primary.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:39 PM
A recent report on the state of Orange County's communities paints a picture of a growing economy powered by job increases in major industries, but with the region's families struggling to keep up.
The county's annual Community Indicators Report —...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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'...
| Apr 7, 2014
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:28 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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,...
| Apr 16, 2014
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.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Logs from Highland Park trees provide seating in an outdoor classroom's miniature amphitheater that also has a sandbox and murals at Highland Park Community Nursery School.
Various pieces of this outdoor classroom share the distinction of having been...
| Jan 22, 2014
Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday.
The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...