Friday, September 18, 2015

National Voter Registration Day

The Richmond County Board of Elections would like to remind the public that Tuesday, September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day and encourages all citizens to take this opportunity to register to vote or to update their voter registration information, if needed.

Refugees Shouldn’t Be in Detention Centers

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) – The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today released its annual report to the President and Congress examining the civil rights and due process conditions at immigration detention facilities, as well as the conditions of family detainees. In the Statutory Enforcement Report: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities, the Commission found that some detention centers and contracted facilities are not fully complying with detention standards regarding medical care, legal information and other basic standards of treatment. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Information About Assisted “Suicide”

There is legislation being considered in several states
regarding the legality of assisted suicide.

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Central Savannah River Area Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is scheduled to meet on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3 pm at the Columbia County Library at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA. The meeting room is on the basement floor, and it is accessible by wheelchair. Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Arrested at Gynecologist's Office

Arrest raises troubling questions about privacy and human rights

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) — Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) responded to news of the arrest of Blanca Borrego, a Latina mom and undocumented woman, in Northeast Women's Healthcare clinic in Atascocita, Texas. Borrego had been sitting in the waiting room for nearly two hours when staff called her into an exam room, where she was met by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, who arrested her for allegedly using a false ID and handcuffed her in front of her daughters who now fear their mother's deportation and their family torn apart.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Revuelo por Condena de López en Venezuela

Por ABM - El cuadro histórico de este expaís hasta hoy no ha sido ni medianamente comprendido. Esto lo vemos, una vez más, cuando se nos habla de la posible absolutoria de Leopoldo López y del seguro triunfo de “las oposiciones” el 06D.  Sus defensores y Voluntad Popular esperan la libertad del dirigente el 04/09/15  para que “pase la prueba el Estado de derecho”.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Combate a Delitos de "Cuello Blanco"

Por Anibal Ibarra - El Departamento de Justicia estadounidense (DOJ) ha emitido nuevas directivas para combatir los crímenes de “cuello blanco” y las compañías podrían empezar a temblar, sobretodo aquellas empresas que se consideran por encima de la ley o con “padrinos” políticos. El arma judicial del gobierno no esperará que se cometan los abusos financieros, ni ofrecerá inmunidad a ciegas, conforme a las nuevas directrices. Se recurrirá al máximo peso de la ley para ir contra estafadores y ladrones de la fe pública y privada, aseguran oficiales de Justicia.

Bribery Scheme at Georgia Military Base

The Defendants Received 22 Years, 10 Years and Five Years in Prison Respectively

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) - A former civilian employee and a former contractor of the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, as well as one outside contractor were sentenced today to prison terms for bribery and fraud arising from their handling of military trucking contracts and theft of surplus military equipment.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

West Nile Virus Cases in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – As the Georgia Public Health Laboratory confirmed three cases of West Nile virus infections in Augusta, local people may wonder what they can do to protect themselves and their families.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Labor Day Memory

By Shea Howell - This Labor Day marks the passage of twenty years since striking Detroit News and Free Press workers strode down Woodward Avenue in the Parade. It was the beginning of a long, bitter, and brutal battle.  Much of the mainstream media has ignored this anniversary and evaded the lessons learned and questions still before us.

Friday, September 4, 2015

GALEO's Twelve Year History

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Members of GALEO's Board of Directors are often tapped for Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointments and former member, Judge Dax Lopez, is just the latest person to have served on GALEO's Board of Directors to be one of them. On July 30, 2015, President Obama nominated Judge Lopez to fill a judicial vacancy on the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Precinct Information Cards for Voters

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Richmond County Board of Elections is mailing out new Precinct Information Cards to voters in Richmond County whose polling location has changed. The polling location changes will affect all voters who formerly voted at the VFW Post 649 located at 2430 Windsor Spring Road and all voters who formerly voted at the Crossroad Fellowship Church located at 3875 Wrightsboro Road. All changes will take effect immediately and for the upcoming November 3, 2015 Special Election in Augusta-Richmond County.

Free Enrollment Assistance for Health Insurance

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - Enroll America Georgia State Director Danté McKay released the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) that five Georgia organizations will receive nearly $4 million over the next three years to provide free, in-person Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance across the state:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Preventing Labor Day Fatalities

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office along with many Sheriffs and Police agencies throughout Georgia will be participating in Hand Across the Border again this year during labor day weekend.  Agencies from Georgia and South Carolina will be teaming up and working together to help ensure the safety of the motoring public and those using our waterways.  Locally, in conjunction with the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Recourses the Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have increased officer presence during this holiday period.

Latino American History, Culture

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – Georgia Regents University students and the greater Augusta community will get a glimpse into the history and culture of Latinos in America during a series of free events organized by the GRU Libraries during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Annual Day of Service

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) – People in the CSRA will have a chance to give back to the community during Georgia Regents University’s Day of Service on Sept. 12. Community members are invited to join GRU employees, students and their families to help organizations in our area through volunteer service.

Perdón Extraordinario del Aborto

CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (ACI) - Esta mañana se publicó en el Vaticano una Carta del Papa Francisco ante la cercanía del Año de la Misericordia. La misiva está dirigida a Mons. Rino Fisichella, Presidente del Consejo Pontificio para la Promoción de la Nueva Evangelización y contiene indicaciones específicas sobre el perdón de pecados graves como el aborto, las indulgencias plenarias y otros temas de interés para todos los católicos.