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McIntosh earns preservation recognition

DARIEN - A small coastal Georgia county is getting recognition for preservation efforts that will enable it to earn grants for saving its historic places.

November 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Kingston vying for appropriations gavel

A local politician announced his bid for the chairmanship of the House Congressional committee that controls the nation's purse strings, making him the third Republican to ask for the gavel.

November 24, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmaker: Area must work to be heard

With elections at the state level over and the top leaders all being from North Georgia, it will a top priority in the coming years to make sure voices in the southern parts of the state are being heard.

November 22, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News


Judge weighing air permit for coal plant

ATLANTA - A state judge is considering whether to overturn the air permit that would allow a coal-fired power plant to be build near Sandersville.

November 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Deal taps RH resident for inaugural team

A Richmond Hill developer has been appointed to Republican Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's inaugural team.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmaker wants $1 tax on cigarettes

A local legislator wants to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in Georgia to help fund health care and draw extra federal funds for the state, but his proposal could go up in smoke.

November 17, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


Kingston sets Medicare Part D workshops

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has announced he will sponsor a series of workshops, including one in Hinesville, during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Area lawmaker leader in state Senate

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate majority announced the unanimous nomination of Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, for president pro tempore during the Republican caucus elections last Friday. The nomination will go for a vote before the full Senate when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 11. The president pro tempore is the second highest-ranking position in the Senate.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Iraq takes major step toward new government

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament convened Thursday to vote on key leadership positions in the first step toward forming a new government, after a breakthrough deal that returns Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to office for a second term but falls short of Sunni hopes for greater political power.

Al-Maliki and his top rival Ayad Allawi, who had hoped to take the prime minister's post at the top of a Sunni-backed coalition, sat next to each other in the parliament chamber in an apparent sign of unity after a contentious, eight-month political fight over the formation of the government.

November 11, 2010 | By Bushra Juhi Associated Press writer | State, National News


Haiti's homeless threatened by storm

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti urged hundreds of thousands of homeless quake survivors to flee tents and tarps for sturdier shelter Thursday as Tropical Storm Tomas closed in with rains that threaten to unleash devastating floods. Many stayed put - either to protect their few possessions for lack of anywhere to go.

The storm was expected to brush Jamaica's eastern provinces and then regain hurricane strength before passing near the western coast of Haiti early Friday morning with heavy rains, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

November 04, 2010 | By Jonathan M. Katz Associated Press writer | State, National News


Bombing range expansion plan statement time closing

Area residents concerned about the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range in Long County have a few days left to officially express their feelings.

November 03, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | State, National News


GOP wins control of House; not Senate

WASHINGTON - Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner, voice breaking with emotion, declared shortly before midnight Tuesday that the results were "a repudiation of Washington, a repudiation of big government and a repudiation of politicians who refuse to listen to the people."

November 03, 2010 | By David Espo Associated Press writer | State, National News


Deal leads sweep of state government

ATLANTA - Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led a historic Republican election day sweep, as the GOP claimed all Georgia's statewide seats Tuesday night.

Deal, a former nine-term congressman from Gainesville, soundly defeated former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes, who was running to get his old job back after being ousted in 2002.

November 03, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Georgia's congressional delegation changes

ATLANTA - The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat Wednesday in their race in Georgia, where Rep. Jim Marshall became the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress by the GOP.

GOP candidate Mike Keown left a message with Bishop's campaign Wednesday morning after unofficial tallies showed the incumbent Democrat ahead by about 4,500 votes in southwest Georgia's 2nd District, said Andrew O'Shea, Keown's campaign manager.

November 03, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


Incumbent senator faces newcomer

In this year's race for the District 1 seat in the Georgia Senate, a Republican incumbent is vying for his first full term against a political newcomer backed by the Democratic Party.

October 28, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | State, National News


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How the Internet is changing science

In less than a second, the sun makes as much energy as the United States uses in one year.

February 27, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Community saves autistic boy’s birthday party after none of his classmates show

KISSIMMEE, Florida — When none of her son’s classmates showed up to his birthday party, a Florida mother took to social media to express her despair. Within hours, her community rallied to make her little boy’s day nothing short of magical.

February 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Deep thoughts with Cookie Monster

SESAME STREET — On this sunny Tuesday, let me help you chase any clouds away with a nice kick in the nostalgia made better with a modern trend.

February 26, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Marketers bet big on location-based advertising

In the advertising world, tailoring the message to the intended target is key. Today's hot marketing trend is tapping into the location services built into a smartphone.

February 26, 2015 | Torin Koos KSL | State, National News


Legend's Oscar speech raises questions about more than race in the U.S.

Musician John Legend picked up an Oscar this past weekend for "Glory," an original song for the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, "Selma," and used his time at the podium to draw attention to America's black incarceration rate.

February 25, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


The worst kind of bullying can happen in your own home, study says

Nationwide efforts are trying to stamp out bullying in schools, but a new study suggests the biggest bully might be in your own home.

February 25, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


YouTube releases a new video app just for kids

Earlier today, popular video site YouTube unveiled a new app called YouTube Kids, a family-friendly version of YouTube made just for children. It will be available starting today on Google Play and in the Android app store.

February 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

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


Wealthy businessman gives back by helping addicts

GILBERT, Ariz. — Sometimes it takes the right kind of help and a generous donation to save people from self-destruction.

February 23, 2015 | Carole Mikita KSL | State, National News


'New' Dr. Seuss work coming this summer

July is for book lovers. Or, at least, this coming July.

February 23, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Is exposure to porn inevitable for kids?

One study estimates 83% of five-to-eight year olds know how to use a smartphone or table. Add to that the $3 billion mobile porn industry, and experts say exposure is inevitable.

February 22, 2015 | Mary Richards KSL | State, National News


Children with same-sex parents are worse off, study says

According to a new study from researchers at the Catholic University of America, children of same-sex parents are more likely to suffer from emotional issues than children of heterosexual couples. The researchers define "emotional issues" generally, but note that it can include ADHD, learning disabilities and seeking help from mental health professionals.

February 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Key to weight loss could be found in teen brain scans, study says

The key to successful weight loss could be found by studying brain scans of hungry teens.

February 20, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Personal trainer for hire

TOUGH TOWN — It’s that time of year again. The time where news articles, blogs and social media start asking you if you’ve already slacked on your New Year's fitness resolutions.

February 20, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


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