McKee book can be ordered at discount

...It will include some of McKee's best work since he began drawing for The Chronicle in 1998. The book kicks off in the Bill Clinton years and takes off from there, through the Bush and Obama presidencies with lots of social issues, sports and...

Trimming Georgia income tax could spook investors

...from 6 percent to 4 and compensate by boosting the sales tax from 4 percent to 5, all over three years. Backers say the bill would attract the owners of small and medium-sized businesses, the type that are growing and generate high-paying...

SC deer hunter meetings planned

...deer harvested must be tagged. Officials say the state's deer population appears to have gone down in recent years.The bill passed the Senate in March and is slated to be debated by the House next year.Other meetings are planned throughout...

S.C. moves toward whitetail buck limit throughout the state

...adopted in March, when the S.C. Senate approved Senate Bill 454, introduced by State Sen. Chip Campsen of Charleston. The bill requires approval from the House, which will consider it when the new legislative session convenes in January.Charles...

Zip line regulations scrutinized after 4 summer deaths

...dangerous and they need to be monitored. They need to be regulated," said Rep. Ted Davis, R-Wilmington, who introduced the bill.North Carolina challenge course operator Ken Jacquot said he's watched the industry grow for decades ? recently shifting...

US eases crude oil export ban, allows trade with Mexico

...the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. No Democrats on the committee voted for the bill. The environmental group Oceana called it "a massive give-away to Big Oil."

Simple tips can help improve vacation

...fun on this adventure."Jack Maffett, the Sage of Sandersville, Ga., sent a card from Arkansas where he visited the Bill Clinton Library. Joanne Tyler was having a great time parasailing in Hilton Head, S.C., with Marianne, Charles...

You'll pay for this

...that actually could improve Augusta. It would be enlightening to their peers ? and their constituents, who footed the bill for the trip.This same commission hardly hesitated to hike property taxes a whopping 22 percent and soak residents with...

Evans mother hopes Congress passes medical research bill

...Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., the bill would create a new $8.75 billion...the Natio nal Institutes of Health.The bill would also allow the Food and Drug...the 12th District and nationwide."The bill has yet to make it to the Senate...

Senate panel advances bill boosting VA firing powers

...expand a law signed by President Obama last year that gave the VA secretary firing authority over senior executives.Under the bill passed this week by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the secretary would also have the power to fire any delinquent...