WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on progr…
Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, appear on a giant video screen during an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. – When the church service ended, prayers burst out everywhere.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — They call it killing their number.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Laramie County juveniles in need of court-ordered inpatient mental health care can be transferred to the Wyoming Behavioral Institute in Casper.
MINOT, N.D. — Jail overcrowding has spread beyond the Bakken.
WASHINGTON — Efforts to stop domestic violence and violence against women in the fast-growing Bakken oil patch are getting some federal help.
HELENA — While Montana's median income rose last year, the poverty rate also increased.
It was the middle-class suburb of Ferguson that boiled over last week, but to the rest of the world this was a St. Louis crisis.
WASHINGTON — Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: “We’re in favor of a lot of things and we’re against mighty few.” This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — Their motto is simple — courage to change.
Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a supermarket.
WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?
WASHINGTON — The great virtue of the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the minimum wage is that it injects a much-needed dose of reality into the debate over job creation. The Obama administration and its congressional allies have taken the position that raising the minimum wage…
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The lives of five brothers and sisters born in North Dakota who were separately adopted at infancy took the twists and turns that 50 years bring. Some moved to different states; some married; some had children. But none of them ever knew the others existed.
WASHINGTON — This minimum wage business is tricky. On its face, raising the minimum seems an easy way to fight poverty. Just pay low-wage workers more. After all, some scholarly research finds that, within reasonable limits, there’s no job penalty. A higher minimum doesn’t reduce employment …
WASHINGTON — We are awash in retrospectives of the “War on Poverty,” launched 50 years ago this month by Lyndon Johnson. A furious debate has developed between those (mostly liberals) who consider the war an important, if incomplete, triumph and those (mostly conservatives) who judge it a wa…
Jan. 8 marked 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 has been won, but the failure narrati…
My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life while living with paralysis. These conve…
WASHINGTON — We’re now engaged in another divisive debate over the minimum wage and its offspring, the “living wage.” We’ve been here before, because both sides seem to have strong arguments.