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Proclamation: Unlimited National Emergency

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Jim Layne, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet Buckle Up, because this ain’t your Granny’s fireside chat. My fellow Americans, my friends.  How often I have heard those words stated by someone who was as much like me as a mayfly.  My fellows are hard working family types with children.  I do not have time for the monetarily wealthy, social elite, or [...]

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HHS announces new investment in school-based health centers

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Washington, D.C. -Today Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards of more than $80 million to 197 school-based health center programs across the country, made possible by the Affordable Care Act. This funding will allow school-based health centers to serve an additional 384,000 students, and continue the expansion of preventive and [...]

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Time to Fix the Debt

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Dougherty County Jail List  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday in my inbox I received an update from Fix The Debt, a national interest group formed to push for bi-partisan progress toward not only averting the fiscal cliff issue looming with an immediate deadline, but to emphasize the nation’s $16 trillion national debt which continues to grow.  They are pushing a blend of [...]

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Time for healing. Answers will come later

By   /  December 19, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The op-ed pages of newspapers throughout the nation are focused on Newtown, Conn. and with good reason.  The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rocks each of us to our very core.  In other mass shootings, it’s generally adults that are killed.  If not, then it’s an attack committed by a peer of the victims, [...]

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