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  • Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers

    Strike ends with no deal between Hopkins and workers
    Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again. Hopkins officials had not presented a...
  • All schools should have good teachers

     All schools should have good teachers
    It's nice to know that tens of millions of extra dollars will go to 37 low-income schools after the Los Angeles Unified School District settled a class-action suit on behalf of students. But the lawsuit, undertaken by the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • The trade-offs of Obamacare's preexisting condition coverage

    The trade-offs of Obamacare's preexisting condition coverage
    Polls have consistently shown that even though the public opposes Obamacare, people like some of its most significant provisions. That's particularly true of the requirement that insurers ignore preexisting conditions when signing up customers for...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

    Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis
    Most Californians can't afford their rent. The state's affordability crisis has worsened since the recession, as soaring home prices and rents outpace job and income growth. Meanwhile, government funds to combat the problem have evaporated. Local...
  • Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities

    Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities
    More than one in four adults in York and James City counties are obese and fewer than one in five exercise on a regular basis, but those two counties still rank as the healthiest on the Peninsula. The counties also rank among the 10 healthiest...
  • Mitch Albom: Minimum wage gets maximum debate

    I've worked for minimum wage. Many times. Selling programs. Frying chicken. Janitor. Factory worker. Ice cream scooper. In each case, I saved the money and put it toward college and grad school. What I lacked, I borrowed in loans. With my degree, I...
  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...
  • Hartford, Suburbs Can't Each Go It Alone

    Hartford, Suburbs Can't Each Go It Alone
    As of 2012, only Detroit had a poverty rate that is significantly higher than that of Hartford. If poverty ended at the city limits, so might the concerns of many. But poverty has risen most rapidly in the suburbs of Hartford — doubling in the...
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...