Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Judicial Activism at its Worse"


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. 

#StopTorture


Torture complaints are rarely investigated, and perpetrators are not brought to justice in Mexico. More than 7,000 people have reported being tortured or otherwise ill-treated in recent years, and there have only been seven torture convictions at the federal level since 1991.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Economy of the Hispanic Community

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Two organizations are engaged in a local community outreach contacts to assist with recruiting between 9-12 focus group participants in Augusta. The entity can compensate a recruiter for $20/hr up to 5 hours with a VISA giftcard. Goodwill has partnered with Georgia Center for Non-profits to  learn more about the employment, educational and training needs of the Hispanic community. They are looking for Hispanics or Hispanics descendants willing to participate in a focus group.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Grandes Maestros Guanajuatenses”


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.

Memorial Day at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home

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.

Raising Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis

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

Could the Stormwater Fee be Repealed?

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.

Child Predators: A Catalog of Occupations

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

Over Million People Living with Parkinson



AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – More than 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease this year, joining the nearly 1.5 million people – including actor Michael J. Fox – already living with PD.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shared Commitment to High-Quality Public Education


0> AFT and SNTE Sign Declaration to Forge Shared Commitment to High-Quality Public Education

0> La AFT y el SNTE (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación) firman declaración para forjar un compromiso compartido para la educación publica de alta calidad

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gun Law Anniversary: Graveyard Shooting


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.”

Reforms to ACA Silver Plans Recommended


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.