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State Department of Transportation celebrating 100 years

ATLANTA - This week marks the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. A century ago - on Aug. 16, 1916 - the seeds were planted for what would grow into the Georgia DOT. The rutted dirt roads, not fit for bicycles and automobiles, were their way to becoming the paved infrastructure that is now the 10th largest in the nation.

August 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | State, National

DC works to expand solar power initiatives to the poor

The nation's capital is one of the more aggressive areas in the country pursuing a clean energy plan, and it plans to reach those goals by working in poor and wealthy neighborhoods alike.

August 13, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | State, National

As feds file suit over health insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing

The state's Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed a hearing scheduled for this week on the Aetna-Humana merger after federal antitrust officials filed suit to block the proposed deal over anti-competitive concerns.

July 26, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | State, National

What to know about Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan this week unveiled a 35-page strategy to combat poverty that was met with a contentious, partisan response by legislators and experts on both sides of the aisle.

June 11, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | State, National

Myths vs. facts: What you should do to stay safe in a lightning storm

Rain, snow, hail and sleet: We have seen it all this spring. The American Red Cross recently stated the dos and don’ts on how to handle a thunderstorm with lightning, and debunked some common myths.

May 16, 2016 | Carlos Baquerizo | State, National

Can playing Angry Birds 2 save the planet? On #EarthDay, Apple says yes

The first Earth Day had a decidedly hippie vibe.

April 27, 2016 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | State, National

Have You Seen This? Gamer plays Xbox with father who passed away

THE MATRIX — I’m not much for gaming. There was a time in my life where I became obsessed with Sims on my home PC, enjoyed playing Pokemon on my pocket GameBoy, and even dabbled in a little original Spyro on Playstation, mostly because I liked collecting jewels and being followed by a small pixie.

April 19, 2016 | Angie Treasure | State, National

What to tell your kids when they ask, “Why do bad things happen in the world?”

Many of us have heard of the recent terrorist attacks that occurred at the Brussels airport in in Brussels, Belgium.

March 24, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | State, National

8 tips to live more environmentally conscious

It’s easy to think of ourselves as humans on Earth, instead of acknowledging that we are as much a part of this planet as the mountains and trees. But given that we are inextricably connected with this world and the other life on it, caring for our home and the very essence of what we are is vital.

March 14, 2016 | Brooke Nally FamilyShare | State, National

Passengers applaud as boy with allergic reaction kicked off plane, mom says

COUPEVILLE, Wash. — A young boy who was on the trip of a lifetime with his terminally ill father was crushed when passengers applauded after he was kicked off a plane.

March 01, 2016 | Tracie Snowder | State, National

How much do you want to pay to keep Uganda's president in power?

If you don’t like how dirty the U.S. presidential election is getting, then you really won’t like the election in Uganda.

February 29, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National

The immigration problem Trump's ignoring is north of the border

The presidential primary debates, and Donald Trump in particular, have brought new focus on immigration, but a new report documenting the visitors who overstay their visas could reframe the topic.

February 29, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | State, National

Romney calls for Trump's taxes, clashes with Trump on Twitter

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't endorsed a 2016 candidate yet, but has taken the stage to cast doubt on candidate Donald Trump.

February 27, 2016 | Ginny Romney Deseret News | State, National

What if co-workers were hired the same way presidents are picked?

This year’s election cycle has reminded me how far out of sync I must be with what “Americans” think is important when it comes to picking their leaders. It makes me wonder if people would seek out the same qualities if they were tasked with selecting new co-workers.

February 23, 2016 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | State, National

Dying twin holds sister’s hand during sonogram

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A twin that isn’t expected to live to term was captured holding his sister’s hand during a weekly sonogram.

February 19, 2016 | Tracie Snowder | State, National

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Health, vigor, sickness and age: transparency & the presidency

With two candidates of highly advanced age — Trump would be the oldest president elected, and Clinton would be the second oldest after Reagan — mainstream observers ...

October 09, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


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