| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The Anne Arundel Animal Control facility in Millersville and the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook clinic in Davidsonville are being considered for a grant-funded partnership to spay and neuter pets in low-income areas of the county.
"It is the first time we will...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour.
Since their inception in the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
HARRISBURG — Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program.
But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:45 AM
A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
As the U.S....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women.
"Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country.
The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront.
Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The love seat and sofa that Jamie Abbott can't quite afford ended up in her double-wide trailer because of the day earlier this year when she and her family walked into a new store called Buddy's. Abbott had no access to credit, no bank account and little...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Regarding the Sept. 20 Viewpoint, "Take time, teach kids about good health":
It may have been well intentioned, but I found the tone contradictory and condescending.
No objective discussion on childhood obesity would be complete without addressing why...