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Stewart buffer draws state grant

Liberty was one of three area counties to receive Georgia Land Conservation Program grants to protect local undeveloped lands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

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


Lt. Gov. threatened with impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) - A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.

February 02, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


23 in area caught up in auto theft ring

SAVANNAH (AP) -- Authorities arrested 23 people, including a Statesboro police officer, in a multistate automobile theft ring.

February 01, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue's State of the State

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly touting Georgia's growth and presenting new initiatives for Georgia's future as a global leader in economic development, culture and technology.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue sides with Jekyll developers

During a pre-legislative session stop in Brunswick last week, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he supports plans to revitalize Jekyll Island and rebuffed opponents' charges that development would make visits to the state-owned resort too expensive and limited access for residents.

January 31, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Union endorses congressional candidate

BRUNSWICK - The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 177 has endorsed Lt. Col. (ret.) Bill Gillespie of Chatham County in the First Congressional District election.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue pushes tax cuts for home and car owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Wednesday he wants to provide tax relief for Georgians and proposed eliminating the state ad valorem tax that residents pay on their homes and automobiles.

January 31, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


House leaders again try to limit sex offenders

ATLANTA (AP) - House lawmakers tried on Tuesday renewed their effort to limit where sex offenders live and work, months after the state's top court declared the strict residency requirements unconstitutional.

January 30, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


State showing support for nuclear sub

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and the USS Georgia Return to Service Committee Monday announced an effort to keep a nuclear submarine at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Views on 2008 General Assembly session vary

Gov. Sonny Perdue and other Georgia officials traveled the state last week to announce a lofty set of goals for the 2008 legislative session, but local state Rep. Al Williams said he's preparing for a session "long on talk and short on substance."
Perdue, accompanied by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons) Wednesday, said leaders of the respective state branches are "unified on the issues of education, water, transportation and healthcare" and will work cooperatively to improve these areas.
"This year, we plan to give Georgians what they expect; sensible and effective legislation ...

January 29, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


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


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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


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 15, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


The graduation gap: Why poor kids aren't getting through college

It's a well-known fact that poor kids have a harder time getting into college. But what's not talked about as much is that when they do get in, they have an even harder time graduating.

June 14, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Taylor Swift quietly donates $15K to firefighter who saved family in crash

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A firefighter in Texas, who was shocked to realize his wife and son were involved in a crash he was called to, woke up to another surprise — Taylor Swift had donated $15,000 to their medical funds.

June 14, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Lawmaker opens Savannah office

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., cut the ribbon on his new district office in Savannah on Friday.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


What happens to your brain when you have too little

During World War II, when thousands were starving in Europe, University of Minnesota researchers were trying to learn how to safely help them recover. So they undertook a study in which 36 healthy young men volunteered to starve themselves for research.

June 12, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


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