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Jan Chapin, a social worker who enjoyed the arts and sports, died March 14 from metastatic melanoma at her Cockeysville home. She was 65. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, the former Elizabeth Jan Iaderosa, who was known as Jan,...
The Hartford CourantIn the three months following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, people around the world have raised more than $15 million, spread out over more than 60 funds. The cash dwarfs fundraising totals that followed last year's movie theatre shooting...
Staff WriterWashing dishes and cleaning the cat’s litter box are likely perceived as simple tasks, but for Meredith Chace these are challenging chores that require serious efforts. “There isn’t that much I can do myself around here,” said the...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are expected to file a class action lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state's Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law requires...
Staff WriterA draft one-year plan to allocate thousands of dollars in federal funding for various supportive services to residents was approved Tuesday by the El Centro City Council. The draft plan describing how Community Development Block Grant funding is...
There's no magic bullet that will suddenly solve all the problems in a community like Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, not even the small army of city officials who descended on the East Baltimore community this week. But the effort is still worth it if...
Americans just love feeling philanthropic. In any debate over cutting tax breaks in the income tax system, the deduction for charitable donations is always held sacred — even more than that other sacred cow, the mortgage deduction. It's a rare...
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Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
Naperville may start to use its growing food and beverage tax revenue to not only fund cultural grants, but also social services and pension debt. The move, which City Council gave informal approval to Monday, could help save the city $65 million in...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness SportsProfessional golf is staying in Wichita, but it has a new name. The Wichita Open will now be called the Air Capital Classic and will run from June 13-16 on the web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide Tour. Tournament director Roy Turner made the...
Tags: Small Businesses, Business, Sports, Golf, Social Issues
Contributing writerA lot of personal loss led Cathy Reeser to embark on a career as a hospice social worker. March is National Social Work Month and Reeser shares some of her thoughts about the 12 years she has worked with Heritage Hospice. Heritage Hospice welcomes...
The St. Charles community will soon begin discussions surrounding mental health – something social service leaders the say is a unique and necessary step. After the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., District 303...
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