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Weak economy pares back state budget

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that his legislative agenda will be pared back because a still-weak economy is limiting how much Georgia can spend, a problem likely to linger for several years.

January 23, 2013 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 23

WASHINGTON (AP) - With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months.

January 23, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Opinions sought on Cumberland Island

CUMBERLAND ISLAND - The National Park Service is seeking suggestions from Georgia residents on a new document intended to guide management and planning on Cumberland Island.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 22

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama devoted one word - "deficit" - to the issue that brought Washington to the brink of fiscal crises time and again during his first term.

January 22, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Read text of Obama's inauguration speech

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

January 21, 2013 | The White House As prepared for delivery | State, National News


Obamas start inauguration day at church

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama went to church on a sunny, historic Monday, launching a day of prayer, pledges and parties as the country celebrated its 57th presidential inauguration and he officially began his encore as chief executive.

January 21, 2013 | By Julia Pace Associated Press writer | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 21

WASHINGTON (AP) - His second term already under way, President Barack Obama aims to set an optimistic tone when he takes the oath again to lead a divided nation seeking solutions to economic woes at home and conflict overseas.

January 21, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Governor would keep spending flat

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday unveiled a $40.8 billion budget plan that would keep state spending relatively flat, seek ways to cover rising health care costs and add limited funding for scholarships and dredging at the Port of Savannah.

January 18, 2013 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | State, National News


Tybee trying to remove coyotes

TYBEE ISLAND - The city council of a Georgia island town has instructed to the police chief to remove coyotes which began to appear on the island last year.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


State Senate passes Medicaid plan

ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate has passed Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to shore up the state's Medicaid system without having lawmakers approve an explicit tax to generate the money.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Deal pitches legislative agenda

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Georgia lawmakers with a wide-ranging but cautious agenda Thursday, asking the new General Assembly not to diverge from the path set during the Republican governor's first two years in office.

January 18, 2013 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press writer | State, National News


Parts of Southeast digging out from snow

ATLANTA - Parts of the Southeast were digging out Friday from a winter storm that dumped snow around the region and played a role in at least one death.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 18

NEW YORK (AP) - The most effective part of Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong came right at the beginning: Five questions, five one-word answers - each of them the same.

January 18, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Governor speaks at 11

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will soon deliver the annual State-of-the-State speech to the General Assembly.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 17

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states.

January 17, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | State, National News


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Office romance: yea or nay?

One of the main storylines from the hit TV show “The Office” centered around the romantic relationship of characters Jim and Pam. The two started the show as flirty friends who dangled a will-they-won’t-they line in front of the audience before finally falling in love, getting married and having children.

February 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The potential harm of the film '50 Shades of Grey'

An advocate who works to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is saying the movie "50 Shades of Grey" portrays an unhealthy relationship.

February 16, 2015 | Nkoyo Iyamba KSL | State, National News


'The Slap' debates child discipline in light of abuse controversy

Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.

February 16, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Facebook allows users to manage digital afterlife

For years, it's been a painful and difficult process to manage a loved one's Facebook account after death.

February 15, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


What your apartment says about your relationship

According to researchers from the University of Texas, your apartment may say a lot about how well you're adapting to your marriage.

February 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Honda’s perfectly odd dream commercial

DREAMSVILLE — Straight out of the gate, I have revelation: I am a prolific dreamer, and I remember my dreams regularly.

February 13, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | State, National News


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National News


The problem behind '50 Shades' no one is talking about

The film adaptation of BDSM erotica novel "50 Shades of Grey" has raised criticism and questions from religious groups and the media this week.

February 13, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


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