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Georgia toughens penalties for dogfighting

The penalties for dogfighting in Georgia got a lot tougher last week when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation making the activity a felony offense in the state.

June 04, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Court hearing arguments over coastal growth

SAVANNAH -- A legal fight over whether the law protecting Georgia marshlands can extend to residential developments on dry land is headed to the state Supreme Court, which could set a precedent imposing tougher standards on construction near salt marshes along Georgia's 100-mile coast.

June 03, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Perdue recharges Military Affairs Committee

ATLANTA -- Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe is among members of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee who have been reappointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

May 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Sales tax holidays for back-to-school, energy and water savings

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue Wednesday signed HB 948, the sales and use tax bill, which continues the annual "back to school" sales tax holiday, as well as the annual energy efficient products sales tax holiday.

May 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Liberty County Republican Party members attend district convention

May 23, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Campaign spreads respite for families with handicapped children

Easter Seals Southern Georgia is kicking off the third annual Adopt-A-Day Campaign for Megan's House, a children's respite home.

May 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Governor honored for state's support of Troops to Teachers

Senior MSgt. Tommy Thompson (USAF ret.) and Lt. Col. George Amonette, (US Army ret.) presented a Georgia Troops To Teachers T-shirt to Gov. Sony Perdue for the state's support of the program on April 21.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State's Spanish era highlighted during month

ATLANTA - This month marks the 14th anniversary of The Society for Georgia Archaeology's archaeology awareness promotion. The annual Georgia Archaeology Month fosters better public awareness of archaeology and a sense of stewardship for our state's archaeological sites.

May 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue recharges Military Affairs Committee

ATLANTA -- Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe is among members of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee who have been reappointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

May 17, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


Widow files lawsuit in sugar refinery blast

SAVANNAH -- A Hinesville woman, the widow of a worker killed in a devastating sugar refinery explosion, is suing the plant's owner, accusing the company of negligence by failing to clean up combustible dust that caused the blast.

May 17, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | State, National


Former state legislator joins Senate race

Another name can be added to the list of competitors hoping to unseat Georgia's senior U.S. senator, Saxby Chambliss.

May 13, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


State lawmaker seeking re-election

State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) has announced he will seek re-election to House District 164.

May 03, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Senator announces re-election campaign

SAVANNAH - State Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) Tuesday announced he will seek re-election to the Georgia Senate in District 1, which covers much Liberty County, all of Bryan and portions of Chatham.

May 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Two more burn victims of sugar plant blast released from hospital

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Two more patients with burns from an explosion at a Georgia sugar refinery have been released from the hospital.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Massive shortfall prompts hiring of outside auditor

ATLANTA (AP) - The state of Georgia has promised about 1 billion dollars in transportation contracts that it doesn't have the money to pay.

April 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | State, National


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Behind the rapid shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage

Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | State, National


Shift away from indeterminate sentencing would benefit families as well as prisons

A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.

June 30, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


How charity fraud happens — and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you

Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.

June 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Are city rents climbing out of reach for working and middle-class families?

New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.

June 28, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Low-income housing is in short supply in every U.S county

America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.

June 25, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


Cop feeds baby after mom has seizure; photo goes viral

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.

June 24, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


A message about the family and faith is getting lost in the pope's climate message

There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.

June 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


How Arizona's immigration policies have fared in the past decade

The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


The detention centers that treat immigrant families like prisoners

Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | State, National


Why are American paychecks still stuck?

Michael Hall has worked at Seattle's Space Needle for seven years, taking visitors up and down the attraction's elevator.

June 17, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Half of Americans close to retirement haven't saved for it

As baby boomers roll toward retirement, half of them don't have retirement savings, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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


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