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  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Critics accuse Gov. Jerry Brown of neglecting California's poor

    When Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his latest budget proposal last week and the topic turned to Californians' financial struggles, he became uncharacteristically personal. He described getting behind the wheel to drive mothers to shelters in Oakland,...
  • La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago

    La Casa Norte's Sol Flores fights poverty, homelessness in Chicago
    Having a sunny disposition is almost a birthright for Sol Flores, executive director of La Casa Norte, a nonprofit organization based in Humboldt Park that serves homeless youths and families. "I get teased a lot because my first name, Sol, means 'sun'...
  • Help for those trying to make ends meet: My Word

    Help for those trying to make ends meet: My Word
    Have you met ALICE? He's the cashier at your favorite clothing store. She's the waitress who served you lunch. They're the nursing assistants who care for your aging parents. It's the voice on the other end of the line when you call the office. You...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's budget highlights a glass half-empty

    The $164.7-billion budget that Gov. Jerry Brown proposed Friday for the coming fiscal year highlights the glass-half-empty nature of California's improving fortunes. His administration projects that the state's economy will grow an impressive 4.5% in 2015...
  • Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico

    Harvesting solutions: How to address the plight of farmworkers in Mexico
    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published "Product of Mexico," a four-part series on the abuse of workers on Mexican megafarms that export fruits and vegetables to the United States. The articles and photographs documented dangerous and squalid housing,...
  • Obamacare penalties, payouts ahead for many tax filers

    Obamacare penalties, payouts ahead for many tax filers
    Uncle Sam could take a bigger bite at tax time for consumers who received too much government help last year with their Obamacare premiums. That may be just one of several surprises for millions of Americans in advance of the first tax deadline...
  • New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say

    New minimum wage could change city's business climate, experts say
    On July 1, Chicago's new $13 minimum wage will begin to phase in, with a bump from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Labor activists, Mayor Emanuel and most aldermen said the new wage will give low-paid workers a much-needed boost, stimulate the local economy and...
  • 'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world

    'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world
    The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
  • Expanding Medicaid helps Florida's children succeed in school

    Expanding Medicaid helps Florida's children succeed  in school
    ¬† Children who have health insurance through Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. ¬†Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that,...
  • Nation's most stressful ZIP Codes: California city makes top 10

    Nation's most stressful ZIP Codes: California city makes top 10
    California is represented among the top 10 in a list of the most stressful ZIP Codes in the United States. Mendota (93640) ranks third in the recent ranking by real estate website and frequent list maker Movoto. The Fresno County city, population 11,...