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Ken Stanford

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Recent Articles by Ken Stanford

  • Obama renews call for increase in minimum wage
    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.
  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
    For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.
  • Report details unaccompanied minors placed in Ga.; 85 of them in Hall Co.
    A new federal report shows nearly 350 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border have been placed with families in DeKalb County, the largest number in the state.
  • Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads
  • Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty
    President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.
  • Company plans entertainment resort near Ga. coast
    The Kingsland City Council recently approved an agreement that could lead to the groundbreaking of a $350 million, 495-acre amusement resort on Interstate 95 in the spring of 2015.
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya
    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.
  • Stabbing victim recovering, reportedly 'in good spirits'
    The man who was stabbed at a Hall County mobile home park Saturday night was continuing to recover and was reportedly "in good spirits" Sunday afternoon.
  • US trained Alaskans as secret `stay-behind agents' during Cold War
    Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.
  • House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk
    Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
  • Gainesville forum to explore marijuana use, Georgia law
    A forum in Gainesville this week will explore marijuana use and Georgia law as it pertains to the drug, including attempts to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
  • Showboat latest Atlantic City casino to close
    The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
  • NE Ga. History Center: Upcoming events
  • Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean after straying over restricted airspace around DC
    A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.
  • Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town
    Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
  • Staff development funds at UNG receive large increase
    To support staff members in professional development, Dr. Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia (UNG), has increased staff development funding from $15,000 for the past two years to $25,000 for the 2015 fiscal year.
  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
    Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.
  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US
    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters
    The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.
  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
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