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Bill Kirby | The Augusta Chronicle

...heart and decided to "help mankind." Monday, April 13, 2015 Voting used to be hard. Counting votes used to be harder. Politics used to be a lot more work. Remember? Saturday, April 11, 2015 Back in the early 1990s, someone decided to send me to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/bill-kirby
Lyle Self

...avid Buckeyes fan until his death. Lyle was a talented golfer and a learned history buff. He was passionate about national politics and the Republican Party. He loved music and theater, and was a gracious volunteer for the Lansing and Augusta orchestras...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174722254
SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

...Hopkins, said the program fails to help bring health care to rural areas."It's a process that's driven by money and politics, not by health care and outcomes," Neal said.The bill moves on to the House floor, where another fight is expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-24/sc-lawmakers-debate-certifica
Don't assume the worst

...Hillary.'"We're also quite aware of folks who oppose Mrs. Clinton's politics, but who would be enthusiastic to support other women.Whatever your politics, isn't it time we stopped assuming the absolute worst in each other?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-20/dont-assume-worst
South Carolinians split on religious freedom debate

...marriage between blacks and whites.Those who said interracial marriage was "strongly unacceptable" made up 16.1 percent. The Winthrop Poll is supported by Winthrop University and The West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/south-carolnians-split-religious-fr
Unready, set, go!

...slack on her two biggest shortcomings ? her accomplishments and her trustworthiness ? while keeping the focus on gender politics. That would provide ample opportunities to carpet-bomb her presumably male Republican opponent.Instead of the out-of-touch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-15/unready-set-go
The Way We Were: Voting

...few hours after polls close.It has not always been that way.Voting used to be hard. Counting votes used to be harder. Politics used to be a lot more work.Take this photo of a typical election day in November of 1966.Like the lines? At least it appears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-12/way-we-were-voting
What's New - Augusta Goats

...Until the goats, the cash-strapped city relied on complaints to determine which ponds got cut.The goat program "takes politics out of it, and frees up our guys to do other things that need to be accomplished," he said.With a shelter and steady water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-11/whats-new-augusta-goats
Frantom, 36, wins District 7 runoff election in decisive fashion

...said his son had always been self-motivated and interested in politics, even as a four-year-old in Louisiana, where he was born."I guess Louisiana people love politics," he said.The younger Frantom worked all the way through high...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-04-14/frantom-36-win
Institute is dedicated to Senate's dealmaker

...said the institute can help change the cynicism that permeates politics."Imagine a gaggle of school kids clutching tablets, turning...assignments not generally available to freshman senators. "All politics is personal," Biden said. "No one in my life understood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-04-04/institute-dedicated-senates-dealmak