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America's twin ills, the swollen ranks of hungry people and the national obesity epidemic are explained, in blunt and poignant terms, in "A Place at the Table," a new documentary about food politics and the forces that let hunger make a comeback....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are staging a politically charged showdown designed to avoid public blame for any resulting inconvenience or disruption in government services....
Staff Writer, Copy EditorOn the one hand Vince Zazueta is glad to see more farmers markets sprouting up around the Valley in recent years. On the other hand, he said they have some ways to go toward better serving residents who have trouble accessing healthy foods. “That&...
Bonnie Lee worked for 12 years as a health technician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, started her own Web services company, and raised two kids as a single mother in Ontario. Then Bonnie, 51, moved back East to rural Pennsylvania and...
There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed? Take Dr. Ben Carson, as one example. Dr. Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in...
Nearly one in six Marylanders did not have enough money to buy food their family needed at times during 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Food Research and Action Center. Of those surveyed, 15.9 percent in the Baltimore-Towson area...
Remember when President Barack Obama stuck a federal takeover of the student loan program into the "Affordable Care Act," AKA "Obamacare"? The dirty deed was accompanied by a promise that federal control would save taxpayer money and cut off all the...
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
Individuals who decided to close their eyes and try to ignore the excruciating losses in 401(k)s and other investments in 2008 and 2009 have to be feeling relieved now. The Standard & Poor's 500 — or the index that is frequently called the...
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WDBJ7 ReporterMore people than ever are on food stamps, but sometimes that help isn't used for the heathiest of foods. In fact, studies show poverty and obesity are intertwined. Locally, organizations are trying to do something about it. The Roanoke Natural Foods...
Tags: Obesity, Marketing, Arable Farming, Healthy Diet, Weight
Rep. Kristi Noem senses somewhat better relations between Democrats and Republicans this Congressional session, but there are still a lot of major issues to resolve, she told an audience of about 60 people at an Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce Governmental...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Automatic federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are unlikely to hit state government for a month and the potential consequences are largely unknown for now, Michigan's budget director said Tuesday. More than...
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