| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, 97, a plantation-born Louisianian who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Chevy...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles.
Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...
| Feb 24, 2013
The sequester, those $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to hit the federal government on March 1, was designed to be stupid.
In 2011, when President Obama proposed the scheme and both parties in Congress embraced it, their...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:27 PM
States are spending less on pre-kindergarten programs than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday.
The National Institute for Early Education Research released the State of Preschool 2012 report, calling the last school year...
| May 6, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Speaker John Pérez wants voters to know something: Cash may be cascading into state coffers as it hasn't for years. Democrats may totally control the Assembly with a new supermajority. But they're not going to be drunken sailors....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The following is a transcript of President Obama's politically-charged remarks Tuesday afternoon at an Associated Press luncheon framing the general election campaign, as released by the White House.
Obama: "Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please have...
| Oct 2, 2012
The day Gov. Jerry Brown took office in 2011, the state budget was more than $25 billion in the red — the latest installment in a long-running drama of boom-and-bust budgeting. Since then, lawmakers have slashed billions of dollars from education,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:47 AM
of Bangor has joined the Lehigh Valley Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., as a financial services professional. He serves as a specialist in life-insurance programs.
Pinto was most recently with...
| Nov 30, 2013
Wildlife in city
Coyotes in Columbus Park and cougars on Illinois farmland have been making the headlines.
While cities and suburbs were designed for people, we are increasingly learning wild animals are also adapting to our urban way of life....
| Nov 17, 2013
When the government shutdown began on Oct. 1, it forced the closing of Head Start facilities in several states, stopping educational services for thousands of low-income kids. So heart-rending was this spectacle that a pair of Texas philanthropists gave...