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  • Palm Beach County considers adding new children's department

    Palm Beach County considers adding new children's department
    Palm Beach County is considering creating a new county department intended to consolidate efforts to help local children. The new Children and Youth Services Department would take a host of children’s programs spread among other branches of county...
  • Early support helps children succeed: My Word

    Early support helps children succeed: My Word
    The annual "State of America's Children" research report from the Children's Defense Fund tells us that our children are not doing well in health, education and emotional development. Child advocates are frustrated, because decades of research tell us how...
  • Anne Arundel County senior and adult services

    Anne Arundel County senior and adult services
    Seniors and adults with disabilities can access a variety of programs from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, including classes, services and events at seven senior activity centers and 19 activity/nutrition sites. Visit www....
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • Do motorists have to stop for white school vans?

    Do motorists have to stop for white school vans?
    Q: When a white van with "school students' written on the rear is unloading students, what are the rules for passing? Is that an official school bus? — Regina Boose, Earl Township, Berks County  A: It's a good time of the year to review the...
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause

     War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause
    Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
  • California should give all kids the pre-K advantage

    California should give all kids the pre-K advantage
    "Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
  • Nursery school truly a community project

    Nursery school truly a community project
    Logs from Highland Park trees provide seating in an outdoor classroom's miniature amphitheater that also has a sandbox and murals at Highland Park Community Nursery School. Various pieces of this outdoor classroom share the distinction of having been...
  • What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

    What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
    Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
  • Safe and educational center cares for children of low-income families

    Safe and educational center cares for children of low-income families
    Every morning and every evening, the east facility of Florence Fuller Developmental Child Care Centers is where Charisma Miller drops her 5-year-old son off. This place, with its counterpart to the west, is the reason why Miller, 32, and hundreds of...