Sunday, May 31, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Georgia WAND will be attending the hearing for the 12th Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report and sharing public comments. Since just the last Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report, projected project construction costs have increased by $246 million. It is currently 39 months behind schedule. These costs, like the aforementioned $246 million, are paid by us, the ratepayers. Could you think of a better use of $246 million dollars?
WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - El Departamento de Estado comunicó oficialmente en la fecha que Cuba ya no sea declarado como estado que patrocina el terrorismo internacional. Desde que la Casa Blanca anunciara el año pasado la reapertura de relaciones diplomáticas el tema ha sido debatido ampliamente. El próximo paso esperado en círculos simpatizantes es que se levante el embargo económico que pesa sobre el país por cinco décadas.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
By Joshua Wachtel - When civil unrest erupted in Baltimore, MD, during the last week of April 2015, schools that had been implementing restorative practices all year employed talking circles to help students feel safe, heard and restored. Unlike their counterparts in many other schools in the city, these schools felt prepared to respond in a way that strengthened their school communities.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer. The guilty pleas of four individual defendants and two corporate defendants were also unsealed today.
WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - Nationwide, about 137 million individuals, including 55 million women and 28 million children, have private health insurance that covers recommended preventive services without cost sharing, according to a new ASPE Data Point from the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most health plans are required to provide coverage for recommended preventive health care services without copays. Increased access to preventive services can reduce and prevent costly chronic diseases and help Americans live healthier lives.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Today, the 5th circuit court of appeals rejected the Department of Justice’s emergency stay of the injunction in the lawsuit against the expansion of deferred action. The ruling is considered as a “political theatre and judicial activism at its worse” by immigrants rights activists.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
El miércoles 6 de mayo, se llevó a cabo la ceremonia inaugural de la exposición “Grandes Maestros Guanajuatenses” en las instalaciones del Consulado General de México, la cual fue presentada con el apoyo de la Oficina de Enlace del Gobierno de Guanajuato en Atlanta, Georgia. El público está invitado a visitar la galería.
AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Lieutenant Colonel Peter G. Knight, U.S. Army Deputy Commander for the 706th Military Intelligence Group at Fort Gordon, will be the guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25.
AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – If you are a fan of Fruit Ninja or Super Mario, the latest app developed by Georgia Regents University and local fifth-graders is a must-have. Battle Bacteria is educational, fun, and free to download.
Monday, May 18, 2015
AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - A few private and public entities are exempted of paying the stormwater fee. The proposed ordinance (Item 21) will be voted on by the Richmond County Commission on June 2. The fee was approved as part of the 2015 budget last year but the Commission decided to pospone it for the next session. Four Commissioners were absent and Commissioner William Lockett suggested that "something" was going on with the motion to cancel the approval of the stormwater ordinance. Ten public hearings were part of the process.
DECATUR, GA (PR) – 22 people were arrested over a four day period beginning Thursday, May14, 2015. The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 52, traveled from areas around Augusta, Georgia, and from South Carolina with the intent to meet a child for sex. Some of their occupations included actor, funeral home director, tire salesman, electrician, software programmer, correctional officer, pharmacy tech, student and Deputy Jailer.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - At approximately 1:15 pm on May 12, deputies responded to a shooting at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the 100 block of Watkins Street. Upon arrival deputies found Theron Wilson, age 43, a supervisor with Trees and Parks for the City who was shot one time in the abdomen and was conscious and alert. Wilson was transported to GRU by ambulance for treatment. Not the best way to celebrate the first anniversary of HB 60 known as “gun everywhere.”
Washington, D.C. (PR) – More than one out of four adults (25.2%) who bought non-group health insurance last year went without needed care because they could not afford it – and high deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for the missed care, according to a report issued today by Families USA.
AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – More than a dozen Georgia Regents University and Health System nurses were recognized at the 2015 Spirit of Nursing Showcase hosted by the CSRA Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. The annual Showcase and awards banquet is a celebration of National Nurses Week, which each year begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
This is so tragic! My friend Elizabeth is one of the many mothers across the United States who will have to spend Mother’s Day as a single parent because of our broken immigration system. Elizabeth is an American citizen and an honorably discharged veteran. She is a mother of two children, but she will not have her husband, Marcos, by her side this weekend to enjoy and celebrate their family.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Our young people are breaking the silence and the rest of America needs to listen, look itself in the mirror and act. We stand in solidarity with Baltimore, Ferguson and all oppressed communities responding to police violence. Locally, we remember Aiyana Jones, Shelly “Treasure” Hilliard, Terrence Kellom and others who have lost their lives at the hands of police officers.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Monday, May 4, 2015
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Innovative speakers will help connect the dots between the Pentagon budget, war, #Baltimore, youth leadership, political engagement, police violence, nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, environmental contamination, and more. The event will take place Sunday, May 10, 4-6pm at the Agnes Scott College, Gaines Auditorium. Program followed by reception.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - UPDATE: The Richmond County Commission approved the construction contract to E.R. Snell Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $11,291,651.80 for Transportation Investment Act (TIA) Project, Berckmans Road Widening & Realignment, Phase 1. Among other issues considered during the session, such as ignoring ordinances (Item 21) was tabled, restaurants can open late and reinstating the EEO director failed for second time.
Friday, May 1, 2015
ATLANTA, GA (PR) - New Jersey Governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie will join Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp (photo) at a breakfast event on Friday, May 15, in Athens before the kick-off of the Georgia Republican Party State Convention.
Gov. Christie, who was re-elected by the people of New Jersey in 2013, is a former U.S. Attorney for the New Jersey District and Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He is considering a bid for the presidency in 2016.