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Congressional budget office: Minimum wage hike raises income for over 16.5M but cost 500K jobs

...nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.In a report containing ammunition for both supporters and opponents of the Democratic election-year proposal, the Con gressional Budget Office said gradually raising the minimum from $7.25 hourly to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-18/minimum-wage-increase-rais
Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dead at 95

...insisted that black majority rule would usher in bloody chaos. Thousands died in factional fighting in the runup to democratic elections in 1994, and Mandela accused the government of collusion in the bloodshed. But voting day, when long lines of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-05/anti-apartheid-icon-nelson-m
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: MAJ. GEN. Marcia Anderson says American military people "teach democratic elections ? teach democratic forms of government ? and provide humanitarian support." When did armies stop existing to defeat enemies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-01-27/rants-amp-raves
Perdue ethics charges linger

...Perdue's land transactions that grabbed headlines and provided fodder for a barrage of attack ads from his Democratic election opponent, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor. In December 2004, Mr. Perdue paid $2 million for about 20 acres of land...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/27/met_110065.shtml
Metro
3rd tour in Iraq coming for Fort Stewart division

...prepare them to be transported to the war in Iraq. Their second deployment was in 2005 as Iraq held its first democratic elections.[CAPTION] COST OF WAR 147 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry died during its first two deployments to Iraq, more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/17/met_108879.shtml
Metro
Rants and raves

...God made us all. God bless everybody. PRESIDENT BUSH should be congratulated for finally getting a free and democratic election in Palestine. WE KNEW Marion Williams was prejudiced against white people. Now he tells us he's prejudiced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-01-31/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Augusta being held hostage

...vulnerable system of local government, thereby completely negating the balance of power and making a mockery of our democratic election process, and when one man becomes able and willing to abuse his power to autocratically shut down the government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/25/let_49185.shtml
Letters
Got change?

...brutal dictatorial oppression - to win the right to proudly display their ink-stained fingers after voting in democratic elections. How sad if we were to shrug off that right ourselves. Especially when there's an opportunity to turn this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/08/edi_20911.shtml
Editorials
Crude prices fall as market eyes OPEC, Iraq

...production at a meeting Sunday. However, analysts said the market remained jittery amid concerns over the first democratic elections in Iraq since the U.S.-led war, also scheduled for Sunday. Light, sweet crude for March delivery dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/29/bus_441205.shtml
Business
Some hope over Iraqi and Palestinian elections

...across their vast continent. Protected by U.S. and allied troops, Afghans flocked to their country's first democratic election despite unfulfilled threats of attacks by Taliban rebels. They chose Hamid Karzai as president to oversee recovery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/26/wor_438236.shtml
World