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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...have passed laws barring local governments from setting their own minimum wage.Democrats, including presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, have said they support a higher federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-propos
Garbine Muguruza ends finalist drought by Spanish woman at Wimbledon

...Sanchez Vicario lost in the '95 and '96 finals. JUST LIKE FAMILY: Rapper Drake has taken flack for appearing to be a front-runner when it comes to choosing sides in sports. So maybe it's fitting that he's in Williams' corner at Wimbledon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-09/garbine-muguruza-ends-finalist-dr
Kevin Kisner opens with 71 at British Open

...said.With wife Brittany walking the entire 18 holes with him, Kisner had his own mini cheering section even though front-runners Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth were in front of him and Tiger Woods was playing in the group behind.He didn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-07-16/kevin-kisner-opens-71-britis
Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

...months after former Director Gary Owens resigned on Aug. 22.He applied for the position after Owens left and was a front-runner before Jones, who was chief of police in Harlem at the time, was hired.Wheatley started working for the Grovetown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/wheatley-named-permanent-gro
Tom Thibodeau out as Bulls coach

...he is gone even though he had two years left on his contract. Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is widely viewed as the front-runner to replace him."When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-05-28/tom-thibodeau-out-bulls-coach
Former state legislator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreck

...Herbert said. "He was always into the government affairs and different ordinances that came in. He was always a front-runner in it.""He has always been a great friend. The last time I saw him, he looked so happy. Then again, I don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/former-state-legislator-joey-
Preakness next for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah

...stride, he's quick, he's got a really good mind and he just floats over the ground."Dortmund is a dedicated front-runner. American Pharoah, however, can stalk the leaders and pounce or set the pace.Besides the possibility of Dortmund...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-03/preakness-next-kentu
Manchester City unconvincing in win over Aston Villa

...finish in the second-tier League Championship with a 2-0 win at Brighton. LA LIGA: Lionel Messi and Neymar kept front-runner Barcelona on pace to reclaiming the Spanish league title after scoring in a 2-0 win at Espanyol to increase its lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-04-25/manchester-city-unconvincing-win-
'Spieth era' begins in golf after Masters Tournament victory

...turn 40. So the roles are reversed. But it's neat to still be a part of it."There's still room for the old guard on the bus, but there's no sign that the new young front-runners will lay off the gas in their accelerated rise.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-04-16/spieth-era-begins-golf-after
Georgia lawmakers battle over ending tax credits for electric vehicles

...killing the program would end the state's shift toward environmentally friendly driving."We would no longer be the front-runner in the sale of these alternative-fuel or electric vehicles," said Rep. Ben Harbin, an Evans Republican who sponsored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-08/georgia-lawmakers-battle-ove