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Fiscal failure

...universal pre-kindergarten; expansion of the earned-income tax credit to childless working adults; and "a Works Progress Administration-like effort to put thousands of veterans, youth and others to work upgrading the National Park System...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-09/fiscal-failure
Who's been piling up debt?

...During the first period, deep in the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt came into office, started up the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He created the Social Security system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-10-08/whos-been-piling-debt
Across Georgia

...engineering firms also submitted proposals for how they would demolish Rutherford Hall, built by the federal Works Progress Administration during the 1930s. The firms also had to detail how they would rebuild a much larger building on the site...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-07-10/across-georgia
Remember your history, GOP

...During the first period, deep in the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt came into office, started up the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He created the Social Security system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-11-25/remember-your-history-go
This day in the Millennium: April 8

...Masters Tournament. NationWorld 1513: Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain. 1935: The Works Progress Administration was approved by Congress. 1946: The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time. 1950: Ballet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/08/met_258492.shtml
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Around town

...completing repairs and renovation work on the Woodlawn School building brought forth some sharp criticism of the Works Progress Administration. It was stated that work on the school building was originally scheduled to have been completed last spring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/13/met_352377.shtml
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Museum will display writer's photographs of Southern life

...were "presented with great dignity." Miss Welty (1909-2001) worked as a junior publicity agent for the Works Progress Administration from 1933 to 1936 and took photographs of those living in rural Mississippi during the depression. In 1936...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/01/art_510.shtml
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This day in the Millennium: May 6

...Union. 1889: The Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower. 1935: The Works Progress Administration began operating. 1937: The hydrogen-filled German dirigible Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/05/met_260666.shtml
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The hunt is on for lost New Deal murals

...crash of 1929 and in the ensuing Depression, the government put them to work. New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, or WPA, paid artists solid wages - $38.28 a week for a professional artist and $13.70 for a laborer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/07/art_418091.shtml
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Spoletto festival opens Friday in Charleston, S.C.

...the site over the centuries.The building on the site was restored as a theater in the 1930s by the federal Works Progress Administration.Redden said ticket sales are running about 20 percent ahead of last season. Last year, despite a troubled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/2010-05-26/spoletto-festival-opens-friday-charlesto
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