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Some say they may lose opportunities to vote after court's rulings


Updated: 06/26/2013 - The Supreme Court made a big decision Tuesday on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law was made to protect the rights of minority voters, but on Tuesday afternoon, the justices decided the formula used to identify discriminating states or counties is out of date.

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Augusta business owner says disparity still exists

Commission seal

Updated: 06/25/2013 - Time is winding down for city officials to use data from a 2009 $500,000 disparity study. We're told the data shows pay disparities for minorities and women on contracts in Augusta Richmond County.

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Attorney general opinion refutes Aiken 'city employee' decision

Aiken City Council

Updated: 06/21/2013 - Do city council members that you elect have the authority to talk to city employees? Months ago, the city attorney in Aiken said no, and now the South Carolina Attorney General's office is weighing in with a different opinion.

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Leaders break ground on Aiken health center for everyone

Updated: 06/22/2013 - A local nonprofit has landed a $5 million federal grant to build a new hospital, and leaders broke ground Friday morning in Aiken. But the location might surprise you. They're building it in a poorer part of Aiken, within walking distance of people who might use it.

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Haley signs election law fix at ceremony

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Posted: 06/20/2013 - Haley praised the law during a ceremony Wednesday as streamlining the ballot process as well as giving equal access to the ballot for both incumbents and those seeking office.

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Augusta commissioners at odds over name

Augusta Commission - Augusta seal with skyline

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Leaders are confused because different paperwork lists their titles as different things. Are Jacqueline Humphrey and Yvonne Gentry coordinators or directors?

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TV ad criticizes Sen. Graham for supporting MOX

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Posted: 06/19/2013 - A new television ad criticizes U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for his support of a costly program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.

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Melvin Farmer wins council seat in Wrens special election

Election Results

Updated: 06/19/2013 - Voters have elected Melvin Farmer to serve on the Wrens City Council. Turnout was low, but Farmer won by a large margin with 144 votes. Jimmy Bennett got 76 votes, and David Hastings received 10.

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Should city code restricting signs apply to Project Jackson signs?

Updated: 06/17/2013 - The plan to bring the GreenJackets to North Augusta has become a political fight. Some want it, and others don't. Those who do have started a sign campaign, but as News 12's Chad Mills reports, some say those signs are against city code.

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