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House starts legislative session with veto overrides

ATLANTA (AP) - The 2008 Georgia legislative session opened Monday with a stinging reminder of the contentious end of last year's session, as House lawmakers quickly and overwhelmingly voted to override a dozen of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vetoes.

January 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Governor launches new Web site

Continuing his push to make state government "faster, friendlier and easier," Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue launched a new version of the Governor's Office website this week, complete with improved navigation tools and media-rich content.

January 24, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


Water plan goes to lawmakers

ATLANTA - Georgia would get its first statewide water management plan under a proposal approved Tuesday by the drought-stricken state's top environmental officials.

January 24, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Missing hiker's body found

DAWSONVILLE (AP) -- Just hours before authorities launched another search for the body of a missing hiker, a drifter accused of kidnapping the woman told them where to look, investigators said.

January 23, 2008 | By Bernard McGhee Associated Press Writer | State, National


Georgia fastest growing state in Southeast

ATLANTA -- Georgia's population grew by more than 200,000 this year and ranked as the fastest growing state in the Southeast, according to new Census Bureau state population estimates released Thursday.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Atlanta on track for driest year on record

ATLANTA -- With only five days left in 2007, the city is on pace to have its driest year in more than five decades.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Concerted Services has 41st annual meeting

Concerted Services conducted its 41st annual board meeting Nov. 16 at First United Methodist Church in Waycross.

January 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Protest targets conservation issues

Students and other individuals gathered at the Georgia Power Co. Headquarters in Atlanta on Friday to call attention to the severe water shortages the state has been experiencing. They cited Georgia Power's contribution to the issue by its failing to emphasize resource conservation.

January 10, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


Senator hopes to freeze property taxes

With the start of the Georgia General Assembly's 2008 session less than a month away, state Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) recently pre-filed legislation to create a Constitutional amendment to freeze existing residential property taxes.

January 05, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Governor hopes to update technology

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced plans to transform state government's information technology infrastructure after a recent comprehensive assessment of state IT services confirmed the need for major system changes.

January 05, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Bush intends to appoint Perdue to panel

President George W. Bush announced his intention last week to appoint Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the group responsible for advising the president on development, implementation and administration of U.S. trade policy.

January 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Rain lightens pressure on water talks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The governors of three drought-stricken Southeastern states agreed Monday to speed up talks on sharing water during scarcities, hoping to end a nearly 18-year fight over the issue by March.

January 02, 2008 | By David Royse Associated Press Writer | State, National


Former Georgia House speaker dies

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, who loomed larger than life over state politics for more than 20 years, died Monday night, state officials said. He was 83.

January 02, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Georgia Chamber head praises trauma plan

George Israel, president & CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, had high praise for a proposal to fund a statewide medical trauma care system that was outlined recently by House Speaker Glenn Richardson.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State water plan faces dams

ATLANTA -- The biggest hurdle standing between Georgia and its pursuit of a long-term water management plan might not be the lingering legal fight with Alabama and Florida or the uncertainty about federal intentions.

December 26, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


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Is the World Bank really helping to end poverty?

The mission of the World Bank is to end extreme poverty, but a new investigative report says that in some cases, it might be harming the world's poor more than helping.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Anti-sex trafficking bill clears hurdles in the Senate

After weeks of difficult deliberations, the Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement on a bill that would provide support for sex trafficking victims in the U.S., including social services and job placement programs, and would help law enforcement crack down on criminal traffickers.

April 23, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


How car reliance is squeezing the middle class

Where your money goes — whether it's on housing or food — depends a lot on if you're rich or poor. But odds are, if you're middle class, a disproportionate amount of your income is getting sucked up by your car.

April 22, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Deal signs bill easing police traffic safety duties

GLENNVILLE - Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday, during the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation BBQ, that is expected to make law-enforcement officers' traffic-safety duties easier.

April 20, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

The biggest city in America is known for bright lights and big money, but it's also known for a problem that takes a little sheen off the Big Apple — homelessness.

April 19, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What causes do men care about? Kids, and moustaches

The Golden Halo Awards are given every year to exceptional marketing campaigns for causes — kind of like the CLIO's for charities — and the winners get recognized in Advertising Age.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Incomes in Seattle have steadily risen, making it one of the wealthiest places in the country, but at the same time, homelessness has been on the rise, too.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


What it's like for a poor kid at Harvard

Getting into an Ivy League college can be the chance of a lifetime. But for some low-income students, it comes with a price of loneliness and isolation.

April 16, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


If money can't buy happiness, what actually does?

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the tenth commandment, "Thou shalt not covet."

April 10, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Beautiful or average? Ad campaign asks women to choose beauty

Dove’s created another powerful video about beauty perception, and this time they’re asking women to literally choose to be beautiful.

April 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Fit Links: Which diet is the best? Is salt really bad for you?

Which diet is the best? Is salt really as bad for you as the government says it is? Which type of exercise will help you live longer? These questions and more are answered in this week’s round up of health studies you might have missed.

April 09, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


How a Miss Colorado beauty queen ended up homeless

Former beauty queen Blair Griffith grew up in an affluent family, but that changed quickly when her father died of prostate cancer when she was 15.

April 07, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Why more Americans want to kill the death penalty

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

April 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


Governor will sign transportation bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that the landmark transportation bill passed Tuesday night will give Georgia dedicated resources to maintain the state's roads and bridges.

April 02, 2015 | News release from governor's office | State, National


Do the poor give more than the rich?

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he will give his fortune to charity, joining the ranks of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and other uber rich benefactors. It seems like the wealthy are, admirably, giving away their fortunes left and right to good causes.

April 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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