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  • California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care

    In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and...
  • Highlights of the pope's case for environmental protection

    In a high-level, 190-page document released Thursday, Pope Francis lays out his theological argument on the imperative to curb climate change and protect the environment. He describes ongoing human damage to nature as "one small sign of the ethical,...
  • Programs aim to boost preschool educations for low-income children

    Programs aim to boost preschool educations for low-income children
    In the isolated desert town of Lake Los Angeles, Maria Olegine visits one home after another, bringing life-changing information to mothers and their young children. In one home last month, she greeted 11-month-old Angie Rios with wide smiles and high...
  • Guest column: Making noise, casting blame won't end poverty

     Guest column: Making noise, casting blame won't end poverty
    Many years ago, my dad's car stalled in traffic and, try as he might, he couldn't get it started. In the meantime, the guy behind him kept honking his horn. Finally, my dad got out of the car, walked back to the other driver, and said, "What you and I are...
  • Savvy Senior: Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as...
  • Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

    Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger
    The American Postal Workers Union on Tuesday filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission to the proposed merger of office superstores Staples and Office Depot. The $6.3 billion merger, which was announced Feb. 3, would result in one national...
  • Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm

    Anxiety has gripped American conservatives over Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment. So much so that you might think a pope had never before blamed fossil fuels for global warming. Or accused energy companies of hoarding the Earth's...
  • Speak Out: Aging rockers try to hide their age

    Speak Out: Aging rockers try to hide their age
    I wonder how it is that 70-somethings Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney don't appear to have any gray hair. Hmmm. And Keith Richards with that thick headband. Balding maybe? Look and be what you are already. You can't beat father time. A fan Here's an...
  • After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself

    After decades of fighting for the poor, Alan Jennings now in a fight for himself
    Alan Jennings looked down at his cellphone as the number for Bethlehem developer Lou Pektor lit up. Pektor was planning to build 50 upscale town homes on seven acres in Bethlehem Township, right after evicting people living in 43 mobile homes on his...
  • Rick Perry has no place for Latinos

    Rick Perry's aspiration to rule the United States as he ruled Texas would be terrible for all of us, especially minorities and the poor. Perry, who just stepped into the GOP presidential fray, spent his 14 years as governor sidelining entire segments...
  • Rauner's plan to withhold low-income energy assistance money draws concern

    Rauner's plan to withhold low-income energy assistance money draws concern
    The governor's plan to withhold state money that helps poor residents pay their electric and gas bills was met with concern and resistance Thursday at a hearing in Chicago. Seniors, people with disabilities and parents of young children shared stories...