The Columbia Chronicle

Rauner: ‘Let’s put Illinois back on the road to prosperity’

By Eric Bradach

February 15, 2017

Creating a balanced budget and jobs as well as more “comprehensive” state budget methods were the goals Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Feb. 15 in his 2017 Budget Address.The road has been tough for the two-year politician. Rauner has been unable to compromise with the Democratically controlled General Assembly on a proposed spending plan since he took office, and the more than 19-month budget impasse has damaged the state...

Internet access is good for more than memes

Internet access is good for more than memes

By Arabella Breck

February 13, 2017

The idea of going without the internet or a smartphone for even a few hours might sound horrific to those who have had steady access since its creation. The internet's impact even made technology an esta...

Women’s March goes global

Women’s March goes global

By Arabella Breck

January 23, 2017

After the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington began organizing a mass march to take place the day after Trump's inauguration. "Women's rights are human...

Children are not to blame in child marriages

Children are not to blame in child marriages

By Arabella Breck

December 5, 2016

Bangladesh is in the process of passing the “Prohibition of Child Marriage Act – 2016” as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s promise to end child marriage by 2041, according to a Dec. 2 Financial ...

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

Humanitarian aid videos are getting rusty

By Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

Everyone has seen the videos from humanitarian organizations featuring starving children in an unnamed sub-Saharan African country who can be fed for weeks for only a few dollars. These types of videos ha...

NGOs are not harmful spies

By Managing Editor

November 21, 2016

Some may be surprised that Russia is home to organizations that protect female, LGBT and minority citizens; provide psychological assistance to victims of abuse; work to reform the prison and criminal justice systems; further environmental protection; conduct academic and historical research and provide legal representation in discrimination cases. However, all of these services are offered by non-governmental organizations, or ...

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

African nations are not alone in human rights violations

By Managing Editor

October 31, 2016

Gambia, Burundi and South Africa are planning to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a body that has tried human right violations since its creation in 2002. The countries criticized the cou...

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