Monday, February 11, 2013
Here are headlines from around the region for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
President Obama will visit the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur on Thursday during his visit to the Atlanta area. The visit was announced Friday with few details, but College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy sent a note to parents about the President's plans to drop into the school at 917 S. McDonough St., according to Decatur Metro. Read more on North Druid Hills — Briarcliff Patch. Sunday was a big night for artists who hail from abroad, as top Grammy Awards went to Belgian-Australian musician Gotye, who won Record of the Year for the duet with singer Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know." British band Mumford & Sons took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Read more on Cumming Patch. Bartow County …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A new smartphone app provides live streaming, among other things. Also, check developments leading up to Monday's events.
Sunday, January 20
President Barack Obama's inauguration for his second term is Monday, January 21, in Washington, D.C. And not surprisingly, you can keep track of events as they happen in the palm of your hand. According to The Washington Post, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has developed a new smartphone app to enable features such as live streaming and a schedule of the day's events. Also, users can search for volunteer events in Suwanee and Gwinnett that are keyed to Sunday’s National Day of Service, and share information with others via Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and text message. In other inauguration news: Are you or anyone you know planning to attend President Obama's inauguration? What are your expectations for Obama's second term? Share your …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that the Affordable Care Act, and the individual mandate as a tax, are constitutional.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act, including the controversial provision to require individiuals to purchase health insurance. By a 5-4 ruling issued Thursday morning the court ruled that the entire health care law is constitutional. The justices also decided that the individual mandate -- the subject of legal claims by 26 states, including Georgia -- was constitutional if imposed as a tax. Congress passed the ACA in 2010 with the provision that individuals not buying insurance would pay a fine. It was the focal point of President Obama's effort to expand health coverage to Americans without it, or those who are underinsured. But the mandate also has been the bone of contention for political conservatives…