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  • Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse

    Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team publishes annual review on neglect and abuse
    More than half the children who died as a result of child abuse and neglect in Virginia in the year ending June 30, 2013, didn't live to see their first birthday, according to the annual report of the Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team, released...
  • Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...
  • L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues

    L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues
    Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third...
  • Sell low-value house or just donate it to charity?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I'm in the Atlanta area and listen to your show on Sunday and appreciate all that you do. I also love your books and give them as graduation gifts. My siblings and I all live in metro Atlanta and my mother is...
  • Orlando Philharmonic presents free outdoor child-friendly concert

     Orlando Philharmonic presents free outdoor child-friendly concert
    On Saturday, April 12, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "Peter and the Wolf and other Musical Stories," a free outdoor family concert in Loch Haven Park, sponsored by Dr. Phillips Charities in memory of Della Phillips. It's more than a...
  • Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor

    Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor
    Reginald Clarke is someone Obamacare was designed to help. The 55-year-old, who was homeless for a time, now has an apartment in Gardena and a street-cleaning job that pays him $14,000 a year. He hadn't visited a doctor in four or five years. Then,...
  • Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'

    Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue-ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has fallen into a...
  • Rocky Wirtz: Not growing a beard for charity

    Rocky Wirtz: Not growing a beard for charity
    Blackhawks boss Rocky Wirtz will absolutely not be growing a playoff beard next week, even if the Chicago hockey team’s philanthropic arm is encouraging people to do so for charity. “No. I look like Scooby-Doo in a beard. That would be...
  • L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'

    L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has...
  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming some major problem areas, including the jail and foster care systems, and expanding staffing in medical facilities to manage the transition to federal healthcare...
  • Their chemistry sparked again almost 25 years later

    Their chemistry sparked again almost 25 years later
    I had been dating a man casually for four months but hadn't heard from him in three weeks. He was nice and a perfect nonthreatening entry into the dating world, as I had been separated for 2 1/2 years and was just starting to think about dating. But I...