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Many people in Pauline Konrath's situation live in a nursing home. At 85, she has dementia and Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. But she doesn't live in a nursing home because her son, Joe, moved her in with his family. It's not an easy...
Petoskey Rotary Club Charities Inc., is accepting applications from community organizations requesting grants to support a new or emerging community need. Grant awards are typically in the $500 to $1,500 range and funds can be used only for start-up or...
Tags: Social Issues
The Hartford CourantIn the three months following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, people around the world have raised more than $15 million, spread out over more than 60 funds. The cash dwarfs fundraising totals that followed last year's movie theatre shooting...
A little more than a decade ago, Chicago's strategy for fighting homelessness mainly involved stopgap measures like pointing people to a temporary bed in a shelter and giving directions to a soup kitchen. But then city officials, with the help of...
Most of the changes brought on by the Dodgers’ new ownership group have been flashy, headline-grabbing. From a record baseball payroll to over $100 million in stadium improvements, the changes were designed to grab attention and inspire renewed...
Tags: Zack Greinke, Charity, Social Issues, Baseball, Sports
Does it make sense for Medi-Cal to ask for a $492 deductible per month on someone that makes $1,008 on unemployment? My mother was diagnosed in Mexicali with herniated disks. She lives on unemployment ($1,008 per month) with me and my sister. She does not...
Tags: Health Insurance Cost
It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
Tags: Human Interest, Henry Winkler, Family, Movies, Spina Bifida
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals. Those leftovers, however,...
Tags: Charity, Education, Teaching and Learning, Standards, Students
There are those who get right on it come January, and those who procrastinate until April (like me). No matter what group you fall into, the fact is, there's a little over two weeks to go before tax day, which is Monday, April 15. According to the IRS,...
Valley 610The Lehigh Valley hasn’t had a ton of snow this winter, but that didn’t stop employees from Olympus Corporation of the Americas in Center Valley from building snowmen. Oympic created a company challenge that allowed employees to showcase their...
Local municipalities are bracing for the trickle-down effects of a federal sequester that threatens to throttle funding for local services and programs. Automatic spending cuts, established in the Budget Control Act of 2011, were ordered March 1 after...
The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been under much scrutiny lately, following a series of highly publicized child deaths, a disgusting case of child abuse in Palmdale and, more recently, the publication of a scathing...
Mar 6, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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Mar 12, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 2, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 28, 2013 |Column| Petoskey News
Mar 1, 2013 | Allentown Morning Call
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Mar 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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