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WalletHub Survey: Things People Like More Than Taxes

Apr 15, 2018

Tax Day is looming and there are still millions of Americans who have yet to file their taxes. According to the website fivethirtyeight.com  (538), one in seven people file in the last week. This year people have some extra time, taxes are due until Tuesday, April 17, but some state deadlines are even longer. Iowa and Virginia resident have until May 1 and Louisiana residents have until May 15. Even with the longer deadlines, tax season is still a time most filers dread.

Dancing with the Athens Stars

Apr 14, 2018
Photo: Michael Cardin

The 11th edition of Dancing with the Athens Stars will be presented on April 21 at the Classic Center. The event benefits Project Safe. Joan Prittie, the executive director of Project Safe talked with WUGA's Michael Cardin about the project.

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office announces a change in practice for handling inmate detainers issued by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

For inmates suspected by ICE of being in the country illegally and subject to removal or deportation, ICE has had a longstanding policy to request that jails hold such inmates up to 48 hours beyond the time their criminal charges are resolved in order to allow ICE time to take the person into custody.

The former director of the Athens 2-1-1 information line wants Athenians to get creative with their tax windfall from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Fenwick Broyard once manned the helm at the 2-1-1 information line. Now he’s back in Athens this weekend to unveil details of a new plan for Athens taxpayers to put money from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into a rainy day fund for the community. He’s launching the campaign this Sunday, April 15th at Hill Chapel Baptist Church.

West Virginia AG Files Lawsuit Over Equifax Data Breach

Apr 13, 2018

West Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Equifax over a data breach last year that the lawsuit says affected about 740,000 West Virginia residents.

The lawsuit alleges Atlanta-based Equifax ignored warnings to secure its system, failed to safeguard consumer information and stalled in telling the public.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court. It seeks $150,000 for each security breach and $5,000 for each violation of the state's Consumer Credit and Protection Act, as well as legal costs.