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Route unclear as May 19 deadline nears for DOT to decide whether to grant OK for Palmetto Pipeline

...not needed," she said. "I don't like the idea of a private entity having the right to condemn property. Government officials are given that right to condemn: we use that very sparingly. We don't like to force people off their property...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-04/many-question-pipeline-p
Another victory for choice

...students enrolled in more than 217 charter schools, and more are being added every year. It's not up to local government officials to decide whether such schools are "needed." That's a decision for parents; children are not property of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-24/another-victory-choic
Japan organizers believe 2020 Olympics will be 'sustainable'

...a sustainability plan has not been made, so that is cause for concern," said Taruyuki Ohno, a former Tokyo government official who helped draft the bid.A year after London was awarded the 2012 Games, it had a sustainability plan for energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-04-07/japan-organizers-believe
As fight over Keystone XL drags on, oil industry vastly expands its pipeline network

...oil-rich Permian Basin to refineries near Houston. And in a string of towns in Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota, local government officials are scrutinizing the path of nearby pipeline extensions.While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, scenes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-15/fight-over-keystone-xl-dra
Take notice

...the local newspaper.The beauty of the decades-old law is that all notices get advertised ? including ones government officials would rather the public not know about.But a misguided proposal gaining traction at the Georgia Capitol would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-10/take-notice
Address this

...husband, whose former job she is expected to seek in 2016 as the top Democratic contender.She's not the first government official to be caught conducting the public's business through private channels, but she very well could be the most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-03/address
IOC inspection team pleased with progress on Rio venues

...and smells like a sewer in many spots.El Moutawakel offered no specifics, but said she has been reassured by government officials that the problem was being tackled."We want every single venue to be ready for the athletes to compete in a secure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-25/ioc-inspection-team-plea
Pam Tucker celebrates 37 years in local emergency management

...adds new entries daily, includes volunteers, industry leaders, public school and university educators and even government officials from her former employer, the city of Augusta.That's not counting the more than 12,000 followers she has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-08/pam-tucker-celebrates-37-yea
Book notes

...of Freedom: The Civil War Era."Con man, charlatan, bigamist, perjurer, Alvin Lloyd managed to convince government officials and U.S. senators that he had been a secret spy for Abraham Lincoln operating in the Confederacy during the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-04/book-notes
Losing America

...and then complain that any allegations are old news. Nice. Beyond cynical. But nice.Yet, what happens when government officials figure out that the governed aren't paying attention and don't care? Answer: about what you'd expect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-28/losing-america