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  • Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

    July 6, 2014

  • 5 killed in northeast Georgia crash

    Three children ages 2, 8 and 13 were among the five people who were killed in a wrong-way crash on a highway in northeastern Georgia Monday, state police said.

    July 1, 2014

  • New laws start July 1

    During the most recent legislative session, state lawmakers proposed 615 pieces of legislation. Of those, 305 bills passed with Gov. Nathan Deal signing the vast majority of them into law. Some became law upon the governor’s signature, while a large number take effect on July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. A summary of some of the major bills set to take effect July 1:

    June 30, 2014

  • Whistleblower alleges VA benefit application purge

    Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower’s allegations that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA’s Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta. 

    June 30, 2014

  • Schools resist arming teachers despite new law

    Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn’t make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

    June 28, 2014

  • Black Market Babies_Rich copy.jpg Long scattered, adoptees search for lost families

    They were adopted off-the-books decades ago, scattered by a Georgia doctor who took $100 or $1,000 or something in between to send desperate couples home with new sons and daughters. Now some of the adoptees have turned to fresh DNA testing in hopes of reconnecting with the biological families they never knew, before time runs out.

    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ga. bucks trend with biggest jobless rate jump in U.S.

    Unemployment fell in 20 states last month and nearly three-quarters of the states added jobs, as the nation at large posted a fourth straight month of solid hiring Georgia, however, bucked the trend with the country’s largest increase in joblessness.

    June 21, 2014

  • CDC lab workers might have been exposed to anthrax

    About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday.

    June 19, 2014

  • Justice_Scales.jpg Inmate scheduled to die

    A Georgia death row inmate convicted of raping and strangling a 15-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit details long waits at Ga. VA sites

    The average wait time for new patients at the Atlanta VA Medical Center was about 64 days for a primary care doctor, almost 53 days for a specialist and nearly 27 days for a mental health professional, according to a national audit released Monday.

    June 10, 2014

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