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  • Runaway 'Scottish aristocrats' to return to Minnesota to face charges

    Runaway 'Scottish aristocrats' to return to Minnesota to face charges
    The "Lord" and "Lady" are done running. After being deported from the Bahamas and jailed in Broward County, "Scottish aristocrats" Andrea and Colin Chisholm III decided to return to Minnesota to face welfare fraud charges. Waiting for them there is a...
  • Runaway 'Scottish aristocrats' nabbed at Port Everglades

    Runaway 'Scottish aristocrats' nabbed at Port Everglades
    UPDATE: During a Thursday morning extradition hearing, Colin and Andrea Chisholm agreed to voluntarily return to Minnesota to face fraud charges. The couple signed paperwork and told Broward County Court Judge John "Jay" Hurley they are willing to be...
  • States feel loss of jobless aid

    WASHINGTON Despite bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for reinstating emergency aid for the long-term unemployed, prospects remain dim in the Republican-controlled House. Meanwhile, the toll of the expired extended benefits on states is mounting. As...
  • The real face of poverty

    "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." -- Rep. Paul Ryan "You're facilitating the problem if...
  • Commentary: Does a cashless society mean less crime?

    We're buying more stuff with keystrokes and plastic instead of cash these days. Now comes evidence that our cash-light ways may be foiling crime. Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis looked at what happened when Missouri switched from...
  • Banks profit from fees paid by California welfare recipients

    SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars in welfare benefits are ending up in banks' pockets each year when poor Californians access their taxpayer-funded benefits, according to state statistics and a report released Tuesday. Like many other states,...
  • Robert B. Reich: Slouching toward oligarchy

    America is not yet an oligarchy, but that's where Charles and David Koch and a few other billionaires are taking us. American democracy used to depend on political parties that more or less represented most of us. Political scientists of the 1950s and...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Labor turmoil in college athletics

    WASHINGTON Bob was a dirt poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division One school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine and the scholarship was a Godsend the only way he...
  • Ron Beitler: Lower Macungie should not join Hamilton Crossings tax financing plan

    Lower Macungie Township has been asked to forfeit future tax dollars and provide other monetary favors to help finance the planned Hamilton Crossings strip center. Under tax increment financing, property tax revenues would be used over 20 years to pay...
  • Time for corporations to pay living wage

    Every time an increase in the minimum wage is requested, there's an outcry that the sky will fall. However, it's really not an increase — it is an adjustment to keep up with rising prices. The ones hurt the most when prices go up are the poor and...
  • Another round of food stamp cuts in states

    WASHINGTON A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of Americans twice since November. In some states, policymakers have imposed additional cuts that jeopardize benefits...