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Veterans find VA 'choice' care program has delays

...not working. It's broken."The Veterans Choice Program was activated Nov. 5 after President Obama signed a new law last year in response to a nationwide scandal that included 4,580 delayed endoscopy procedures and as a result, the cancer-related...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-26/veterans-find-va-choice-care
The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

...2011, up from 20.2 in the period 2001 to 2006.The Georgia General Assembly, alarmed by those numbers, passed a law last year establishing a committee to review such deaths.Recently the committee produced its first report, analyzing cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-13/sad-rate-mothers-dying-child
SC lawmaker proposes firing squad added to execution list

...Neal said.With execution drugs largely unavailable, states have been looking at alternatives. Tennessee passed a law last year to reinstate the electric chair if it can't get lethal injection drugs, and Utah has reinstated the firing squad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-22/sc-lawmaker-proposes-fir
Volunteers' time, money crucial in successfully battling Alzheimer's

...our advocates played a key role in Georgia's first Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan, signed into law last year by Gov. Nathan Deal. This will improve the services, safety, treatment, housing and public education for people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-19/volunteers-time-
How upcoming legal cases may change the future of franchises

...responsible if franchisees are found to have committed labor law violations.When Seattle's City Council passed a law last year raising the minimum wage to $15 from $9.32 an hour, it gave small businesses seven years to reach that level versus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-08/how-upcoming-legal-cases-m
Legislation pushes for VA leader accountability

...awarded to VA's senior executives.Miller, R-Fla., said the bill is an extension of legislation signed into law last year that gave McDonald complete authority to fire corrupt or incompetent senior executives.Despite the new power, Mil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/legislation-gives-va-sec
Google to close Spain's Google News, block Spanish news reports from 70 international editions

...publishers might "have shot themselves out of the market. Time will tell."After Germany revised its copyright laws last year to allow ? but not force ? Google News to make royalty payments, Google required publishers there to give their consent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-11/google-close-spains-google
Lawmakers weigh regulating drones

...address the use of drones, with privacy and government surveillance among the chief concerns. Thirteen states enacted laws last year with various limits, and others like Georgia continue to weigh legislation."It's an issue that is about to boom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-02/lawmakers-weigh-regulating-dr
States grovel before Boeing in bid for 777X jobs

...inquisitive eyes of their rivals? by crafting them through administrative agencies shielded by non-disclosure laws.Last year, Alabama lured Boeing's biggest worldwide rival, Airbus, to build a $600 million assembly plant in Mobile by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-05/states-grovel-boeing-bid-7
Growing defiance

...seemed to require the notices.The Obama administration also tried to block enforcement of state anti-voter-fraud laws last year.Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate has failed to pass a budget as required by law the past four years ? and the Obama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-01-27/growing-defiance