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Change ordinances to reflect compassion that stray animals deserve

...protect public safety, promote more responsible pet ownership and aid in the development of programs that will bring about more humane...Aiken, S.C., offer low-cost spay/neuter programs to aid people who can't afford this expense. With a newly hired full...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-28/change-ordinance
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

...signs of slower economic growth at the start of 2015.The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in manufacturing, housing starts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/fewer-americans-filed-unem
Latest audit shows continuation of Paine's financial problems

...mishandling of federal student financial aid.Probation is the most severe sanction...Variations of problems with handling federal aid that have occurred since 2011 are also ongoing...require institutions to distribute financial aid to students within three days of drawing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-26/latest-audit-shows-contin
Science, industry economics, patients are boosting research on rare disease drugs - and hope

...competition. Some already sell for $100,000 or more for a year of treatment, although drugmakers usually give financial aid to patients and big discounts to insurers and government health programs."They're recreating the blockbuster," said analyst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-25/science-industry-economics
Census: Richmond County population increases slightly

...millions of federal and state funding are shared among Georgia cities for projects involving highway construction, public housing aid, and health care and educational programs.The increase is welcomed in Columbia County, which, after adding 3,700 to 3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/census-richmond-county-popula
Audit shows SC State will owe $23.5M by close of fiscal year

...university cannot reduce its unpaid bills without additional aid from the state, Tom McNeish, of Elliott Davis Decosimo, told...decline in enrollment, partly due to students losing federal aid amid the Great Recession and federal changes over the past six...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-18/audit-shows-sc-state-will-owe-235m-
Rants & Raves

...directors of the Charter School of Hephzibah. What will happen to the funds raised for the library? Guess they will buy Kool-Aid for the proposed water park. I THINK IT'S CRAZY the way they are treating the boys in the SAE fraternity at the University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-19/rants-raves
University makes progress toward adding residencies

...practice in Georgia and lessen the physician shortage.Hospitals that already have residents normally aren't eligible for the aid."This is different, but it will have some similarities with what we customarily do," said Ben Robinson, the University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-18/university-makes-progress-to
South Carolina State trustees release letters to justify Elzey's firing

...accreditation reviewed later this year. If the school loses that, it can't stay open because students can't get financial aid."Most Board members are seriously troubled that the Board does not believe it has received from you a clear plan for the University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-17/south-carolina-state-trustees
Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

...cafeteria workers and other employees during school system closures. Workers on temporary layoffs can apply for unemployment aid.Still, the four-week average of applications for benefits is nearly 10 percent lower than it was a year ago. The reduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/applications-us-jobless-ai