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  • Letter: Pursue both parents before raising wages

    Re: “Summing up the math of poverty,” Start the Presses column, May 16:┬áDan Evans’ example in his opinion piece demonstrates how raising the minimum wage overlooks a root cause of poverty: parents’ failure to support their children.
  • Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids

    Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids
    I posed a question to Barbara Mikulski: Does Maryland's long-serving senator, a Democrat and former social worker, regret playing a key role 20 years ago in killing the federal Moving To Opportunity project, given new research that shows Baltimore's...

    Pies to the face benefit kids in poverty

    Pies to the face benefit kids in poverty
    Red noses were in abundance at Glacier Ice Arena May 21 — but not because of the cold. During the Red Nose Day fundraiser in Vernon Hills, participants donned scarlet clown noses to raise money for children and young people living in poverty....

    Stars bring the funny for 'Red Nose Day' live fundraiser

    Stars bring the funny for 'Red Nose Day' live fundraiser
    "Do something funny for money" was the slogan of NBC's inaugural "Red Nose Day" telecast, a live three-hour show that helped raise more than $10 million to aid children living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The telecast that originated Thursday from...

    Coldplay teams with 'Game of Thrones' cast for fake musical

    Coldplay teams with 'Game of Thrones' cast for fake musical
    What do you get when George R. R. Martin, whose novels inspired "Game of Thrones," meets Chris Martin of Coldplay? "The greatest rock opera of all time," according to Liam Neeson. As part of NBC's Red Nose Day telethon Thursday to raise money for...