Degree or not degree
By: Kristen LaCasse, a Collegian staff member. Some students at UMass and other colleges across the nation may be wondering how much their college degree will actually be worth in the working world once they graduate.
Support stalls for Skid Row
Two years after Los Angeles vowed to aid families on its Skid Row, efforts have become mired in contentious debate about whether to remove children from homeless parents, where to locate regional shelters, and how to coordinate city and county efforts.
New contract could keep a roof over their heads
Grant and Anne Lindquist know a lot about stretching a $48,000 income stream. Their money covers the costs of a four-member household and the carpentry-painting business that Grant Lindquist owns.
Chesterton council hears plans for Purdue learning center
CHESTERTON | An experiential learning center under the auspices of Purdue University Calumet would provide hands-on training opportunities for those in and out of the workforce and boost the economy, the Chesterton Town Council was told this week.
Andy Caldwell, county's 6th supervisor,' sways votes
During an intense and polarizing discussion last summer, Andy Caldwell stood before the members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as he had so many times before, and urged them to vote his way.
Dropouts may cost state $280 million
Colorado would save $280 million in taxpayer-supported health care costs over the next 45 years if this year's 15,000 high school dropouts had gotten their diplomas, according to a new report.
Son determined to bring dad's killer to justice
For Jonathan Cornbleet, the unsolved murder of his father, David, has left Jonathan with a "tremendous emptiness." Jonathan won't be able to enjoy another Saturday helping his father, a Chicago dermatologist, care for the patients he'd treated for 28 years. They'll never grab another sandwich together afterward. There'll be no more dropping in for dinner.
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