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Audit: DOT has big shortfall

ATLANTA (AP) _ State auditors say Georgia's Department of Transportation has a $456 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended July 31.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Richmond Hill voters OK Sunday liquor

Richmond Hill voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on Tuesday that will allow restaurants within the city limits to serve alcohol on Sundays.

October 02, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Bryan County News | State, National


State executes Alderman

JACKSON -- A man who had been on Georgia's death row for 33 years was executed Tuesday for killing his wife in 1974.

October 02, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Death row inmate denied clemency

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for convicted killer Jack Alderman, clearing the way for his execution.

October 01, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Judge stays Alderman execution

ATLANTA - A Fulton County Superior Court judge has stayed the execution of Jack Alderman, saying the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole must provide him another hearing.

September 30, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Gas prices jump again around Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) _ Gasoline prices are surging again across Georgia despite reports that Hurricane Ike inflicted minimal damage to oil installations on the Texas coast.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Perdue activates price gouging statute

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed an executive order activating the state's price gouging statute to protect consumers from unreasonable price increases for gasoline because of Hurricane Ike.

September 28, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


Teen charged in clerk's slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah-Chatham authorities say a high school dropout is behind bars accused in the weekend slaying of a convenience store clerk.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Judge upholds voting machine use

ATLANTA -- A judge has rejected a lawsuit that alleged electronic voting machines in Georgia are susceptible to fraud and should be scrapped.

September 24, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Ga. school chief wins $1 million on show

ATLANTA (AP) -- Special needs students at three public schools in Georgia will share $1 million, courtesy of state schools Superintendent Kathy Cox.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


DOT romance results in marriage

ATLANTA (AP) _ State Transportation Commissioner Gena Abraham and former board chairman Mike Evans are married.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Fay brings flood warnings to North Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- A flood watch was posted for the northern half of Georgia through Tuesday night as the remnants of Fay soaked the state with driving rain.

September 10, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Voters picking U.S. Senate candidate

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters will decide between DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Vernon Jones and former state lawmaker Jim Martin in the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.

August 20, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


PSC reviewing nuclear power plant request

ATLANTA, August 1, 2008 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) will begin reviewing the Georgia Power Company (Company) filing today seeking Commission certification of two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in southeast Georgia. As required by law, the Commission will set a fee amount reasonably necessary to defray the Commission's expense in reviewing the filing. The Commission will also issue a Procedural and Scheduling Order (PSO) to set the hearing schedule for this fall and winter. The fee and PSO will be established by October 1, 2008. A Commission decision is expected in March 2009.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State senator quitting leadership post

ATLANTA -- Eric Johnson said Friday he will step aside as president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, with an eye toward a running for lieutenant governor.

August 16, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


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Articles by Section - State, National


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


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


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