Kathy Lohr appears in the following:
Thursday, November 07, 2013
In 2001, Portland, Ore., was the first to develop a new kind of streetcar system. Success there led to a resurgence, with at least two dozen cities planning, building or expanding trolley lines — places like Atlanta; St. Louis, Mo.; and Tucson, Ariz. But some wonder whether it's the best way to spend limited transit dollars.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A federal judge in Texas struck down a key provision of the state's new abortion law one day before it was to go into effect. The judge ruled the part of the law that required doctors to get admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is unconstitutional.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Some clinics say they can't comply with a Texas law set to go into effect next week. It adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Laws like the one in Texas have passed in more than a dozen states.
Monday, September 09, 2013
A new faith-based boys group is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join. The group, Trail Life USA, calls itself a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, and says it will focus on adventure, character and leadership.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga. has struggled and lost thousands of jobs over the past decade. But carpet jobs are returning, and state officials say 7,000 new manufacturing jobs are coming to Georgia over the next five years.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Bank of America says too few people are using drive-through teller windows. So, the bank is cutting that service at some branches. Teller lanes from Georgia to Texas have already closed.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
The birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. commemorates the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech with a celebration at the national historic site and at the King Center in Atlanta. It's an effort to get children and families involved the history of the movement.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Civil rights leaders meeting in Atlanta say states, including Texas and North Carolina, are deliberately trying to make it more difficult for voters. They're calling for a national campaign to strengthen voting rights, increase voter participation and eliminate long lines at the polls.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Georgia, like many other states, protects the identity of companies that make drugs used in executions. The lawyer of a death row inmate says not being able to verify the effectiveness of the drug violates his client's right "to be free from cruel and unusual punishment."
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Texas is one of several states that have passed laws tightening standards for clinics and doctors who provide abortions. Proponents say the laws make the procedure safer. But abortion rights advocates say the tightened requirements are unnecessary and driven by ideology, not safety concerns.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Florida A&M University has lifted the suspension on the Marching 100 and is rebuilding its band. The band had been suspended since a hazing incident in 2011 ended in the death of drum major Robert Champion. His parents say the band is moving forward too soon.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
A lawsuit accuses Southern chef Paula Dean of using racial slurs in the workplace. Deen says she has used a slur regarding African-Americans, but not in a long time. The case is bringing out some surprising admissions.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
And now another chapter in our series on African-American lives. NPR conducted a poll of African Americans with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. The survey found optimism but many respondents expressed fears about the economy.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Some churches have said they will end their affiliation with the Boy Scouts after its decision to allow openly gay members to join. Others, including Southern Baptists, are considering their next move. Another group plans to hold a meeting in Louisville later this month with parents who say they want a more Christian organization for their children.
Friday, May 24, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America has decided to allow openly gay Scouts to join the organization but not gay Scout leaders. Sixty-one percent of the National Council members who cast ballots supported the controversial proposal.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Members of the Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to allow gay members.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Members of the Boy Scouts of America will vote on Thursday on whether to allow gay members.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America votes in Texas this week on whether to change its century old membership policy. The proposal is to open up the scouts to allow gay youth to join and continue to ban on adults who are gay. About 1,400 voting members will decide.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Former Republican Governor Mark Sanford reclaimed his political career Tuesday night, winning the South Carolina congressional seat he once held. He defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
South Carolina's former governor has defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the state's special election to fill a congressional seat.