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New York weighs letting dogs enter outdoor dining areas

...within the past decade; North Carolina even approved cats, too.After getting a unanimous OK from New York's Senate, advocates are pressing its Assembly to sign on this spring.New York City's 83,000 restaurant inspections per year yield only about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/new-york-weighs-letting-do
As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

...Tessel said.Outside of inspections, there's no sure-fire way to guarantee an aging pipeline's integrity.Safety advocates say they would like to see the federal government take a stronger role in regulating older pipelines. Some older systems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/us-oil-production-soars-so
MasterCard's settlement with Target fails to get bank support

...pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped because it didn't get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.Advocates for the financial institutions said they were pleased, claiming the settlement would have provided compensation for just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-22/mastercards-settlement-tar
A height of hypocrisy

...or a justice. She wants an advocate. And that's a dangerous...and without bias. Period.Advocates are all well and good in the...and justices should not be advocates for anything except for the...issue-advocacy off of the court.Advocates seek particular outcomes from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-23/height-hypocrisy
Veterans Affairs Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...having a bad experience applying for and receiving VA benefits when her husband died, Deborah McCullar hopes to become a local advocate for widows of veterans. Don't Miss Databases: Search public records data Things to Do: Events calendar

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals/veterans-affairs-hos
Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...turned to the labor of cleanup during the 1990s, and the work force went from about 25,000 to about 13,000. Today's SRS advocates say the site must diversify to branch out into new missions. The lab has a glut of hydrogen experience, which is being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
Augusta veteran's widow aims to become advocate

...ended Sept. 30.With payments budgeted to increase to $8.6 million this year, McCullar said she hopes to become a local advocate for widows of veterans.Her primary goal is to work with federal legislators to pass a law in which widows waiting for a decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/augusta-veterans-widow-a
Biz Bits

KEN WILSONAward/honor: Received the 2015 CSRA Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award from the Augusta Coalition for Mental Health Advocacy VENUS MORRIS GRIFFINAward/honor: Named listing agent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/biz-bits
Rants & Raves

...awards. AS A PRACTICING Christian, I am chagrined at the anti-attitude of the Christian right. I am leery of those who advocate exclusion and ostracizing. As a black who experienced many slights by people claiming to be doing God's will, I feel that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-14/rants-raves
Stem cells still uncharted territory in sports

...Mets in 2012. Before retiring in 2013, Nitkowski was confident he'd wrung out every last ounce of talent. While not an advocate for stem cell therapy, as one of the few athletes who has gone public on the treatment he understands why active players approach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-18/stem-cells-still-uncharted-territ