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  • The keys to success

    The keys to success
    Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in. Their friend — the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar — needed a pick-me-up. Drawn to the words...
  • Many happy returns with free tax prep

    Many happy returns with free tax prep
    In a Peanuts comic, Snoopy wrote to the Internal Revenue Service requesting his subscription be canceled and his name be removed from the mailing list. Since that's not an option, let's look at ways to get your federal income taxes done for free ahead...
  • How to get free or cheap tax help

    Recently a friend of mine posted to Facebook that she is desperately seeking affordable help with her taxes, which are due in just a couple weeks. She is a freelancer with income from many different sources and also has some back taxes to file. If you'...
  • Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide

    Emergency crews face toxic challenge in Washington mudslide
    OSO, Washington - Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are also facing an unseen and potentially dangerous stew of toxic contaminants. Sewage,...
  • A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless

     A missed chance to help L.A.'s homeless
    What the homeless need most is permanent supportive housing. Not shelter beds, not handouts or the occasional hot meal. They need housing in a building or complex that offers the services they require — substance-abuse treatment, mental health...
  • Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses

    Care 4 Kids Helps Struggling Families With Summer Camp Expenses
    Overnight camp, park and recreation, sports programs. None of these summertime activities come cheap. "I'm a single parent with two kids," says Erin Sheak of Waterbury, who wanted to send her children, ages 4 and 7, to camp but didn't know how she could...
  • Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles

    Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles
    Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
  • $75,000: LINK of Hampton Roads winter shelter

    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. The Newport News current budget includes $75,000 to support a winter-months emergency shelter run by LINK of Hampton Roads. That organization...
  • Report: O.C. economy growing, but residents struggle

    A recent report on the state of Orange County's communities paints a picture of a growing economy powered by job increases in major industries, but with the region's families struggling to keep up. The county's annual Community Indicators Report —...
  • United Way course change raises questions

    United Way course change raises questions
    In corporate America, sacred cows don't come much more sacred than the United Way. Morning Call employees sell pizza, ice cream, pretzels, pierogies, salsa, toys, books and all kinds of other stuff throughout the year to raise money for the...
  • United Way is focusing on important need

    United Way is focusing on important need
    I wrote last time about the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and its decision to change — or at least more sharply target — its mission for the next four-year funding cycle. I spoke to people who support this new approach and the...
  • SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 2: HMK Insurance Employee happiness assured at HMK

    SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 2: HMK Insurance Employee happiness assured at HMK
    HMK Insurance in Bethlehem — the region's largest locally owned and independent agency — has striven to maintain a familial corporate culture even as it has gotten bigger. Founded in 1914, HMK (Hampson, Mowrer, Kreitz) offers business and...