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General Assembly session gets under way

ssion Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.

January 16, 2013 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | State, National News


Senate panel fast-tracks hospital tax plan

ATLANTA - With the echoes of the General Assembly's opening gavel still reverberating, Gov. Nathan Deal and Senate leaders are intent on acting quickly to shore up the state Medicaid program without requiring lawmakers to vote directly on the plan.

January 16, 2013 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press writer | State, National News


Much of South being hit by winter

JACKSON, Miss. - Winter storms punching across the Southeast coated roads in northern Mississippi and western Tennessee with hazardous ice, causing several road accidents Tuesday, authorities said. There also were reports of scattered flooding and power outages around the region.

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 16

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French troops pressed northward in Mali toward territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, military officials said, announcing the start of a land assault that will put soldiers in direct combat "within hours."

January 16, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Lawmakers eye more adult justice reforms

ATLANTA (AP) - As Georgia state lawmakers tackle juvenile justice reform this year, they are also expected to expand on last year's overhaul of the adult criminal justice system.

January 15, 2013 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


Student becomes trapped in mats, dies

VALDOSTA - Authorities say a south Georgia high school student apparently climbed atop an upright roll of wrestling mats, fell into a center opening and died after he became trapped inside.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Georgia speaker re-elected with little drama

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said leading up to the General Assembly's opening gavel that he wanted his re-election to be free from the drama that his counterpart in Washington, D.C., saw earlier this month.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 15

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - French forces led an all-night bombing campaign over a minuscule Malian town, not even big enough to appear on most administrative maps, in an effort to dislodge the Islamist extremists who seized the area, including its strategic military camp.

January 15, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


General assembly launches with party

ATLANTA - The Georgia General Assembly's annual session beginsl Monday.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 14

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - A Malian intelligence agent posted near the central Malian town of Diabaly confirmed that French pilots launched a raid on Monday morning close to the town.

January 14, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


More could be labeled lobbyists

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston says more people should be required to register as Statehouse lobbyists and disclose their spending.

January 13, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


Speaker wants to guard health care, change lobbying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston has broadly endorsed the idea of extending a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates a sizable portion of revenue for state health care.

January 12, 2013 | By Bill Barrow and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | State, National News


Chatham coroner exits under suspicion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Even at age 81, Dr. James C. Metts Jr. liked to stay busy. By day, he treated some of Savannah's poorest patients at a downtown medical clinic. By night, or whenever police called, he examined dead bodies as the Chatham County coroner - an elected job that gave Metts a taste of the spotlight in the bestselling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

January 12, 2013 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


Speaker: Health-care a session priority

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston is turning up the heat as state lawmakers consider whether to extend a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates more than $600 million for state health care spending.

January 11, 2013 | Associated Press | State, National News


World briefly for Jan. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) - Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White House seeks to assemble proposals in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

January 11, 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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