Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Will Augusta Weather the Storm?

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - Richmond County must resource other sources of funds to keep the current (over 100 years in many of the 36.000 cases) and future utilities projects, stated Abie L. Ladson, Director of the Engineering Department, if the Commission decides not to impose $76.80 annual stormwater fee to 98% of homeowners in the county.

Executive Order on Immigration

ATLANTA, GA (PR) 11/20/2014 - Today, the Obama administration announced that it would provide administrative relief to up to five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, including parents of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents who have lived in the United States for five years or longer if they register, pass a background check, and pay taxes; and expands deferred action for undocumented youth who arrived before January 1, 2010.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ADA Fines Could Handicap the City

AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The Augusta Richmond County Commission ignored one more time to include in the 2015 budget a coordinator to supervise the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Nevertheless, Commissioner William Fennoy, District 1, was informed during a community meeting in details about the challenges the city could confront if the legislative body keep avoiding the issue. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Election Bankruptcy

By Shea Howell - The Republican sweep of the midterm elections and the final approval of the Detroit Plan to exit bankruptcy have common roots. It is no accident that the people celebrating the republican victory were the same as those celebrating approval by Judge Steven Rhodes of the Detroit Plan of Adjustment. They represent the last grasps of a dying power structure to consolidate control in a changing world.

Familias del mundo con el Papa en EE.UU

(Agencias) - El arzobispo de Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, confirmó hoy la visita de Su Santidad, Papa Francisco, a esta ciudad para clausurar el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias, el 27 de septiembre del 2015. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

State of LGTB Equality in Augusta

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including eight in Georgia.

Paramedic Training Program

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – The East Central Georgia area now has a paramedic training program. Twenty-four students have started the 13-month course for these advanced emergency medical care providers with diverse employment opportunities, from first responders on the street to working in hospitals and clinics as part of a health care team.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Paliza electoral republicana en números

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - #1 …Mejor noche de elecciones para los republicanos a nivel estatal, quienes tomaron el control de la mayor cantidad de cámaras y escaños en la historia de los Estados Unidos.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ebola Information Hotline

WASHINGTON (PR) - The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the nation’s second-largest nurses’ union, today launched an Ebola Information Hotline and national ad buy to help ensure all healthcare workers receive the resources, equipment and training to prepare for and contain Ebola in the United States.

Can the Georgia GOP Stay on Top?

By Edward Lindsey - Last Tuesday was a good day for the Georgia Republican Party. We hold the Governor’s Office, every constitutional position, and overwhelming majorities in the General Assembly.

Detroit Test Drive

By Shea Howell - It has been widely reported that the successful exiting from bankruptcy will depend on the leadership abilities of Mayor Mike Duggan. The court appointed expert selected to give an opinion on the feasibility of the plan, Martha Kopacz, testified that it depends on the skill of the mayor. She said, “I have a great deal of faith in Mayor Duggan and the city council that they are going to work diligently to implement this plan.”  This conclusion was based on her observations and private conversations. These observations took place while Kevyn Orr was in charge.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Developer Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – Cannon Place, LLC (Cannon Place) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged stormwater violations at its construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road in Cumming, Ga. As part of this settlement, Cannon Place agreed to pay a civil penalty of $110,253.