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Definition of gerrymandering
For the first time in 51 years, Georgia is preparing to redraw electoral maps that do not need to be approved by the federal government to protect racial minorities, setting the stage for an intense fight over voting districts amid accusations of partisan power-grabbing. 
In the midst of a statewide labor shortage, immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations are fighting to provide economic opportunities for foreign-born Georgia residents. These groups say global talent will help draw immigrant communities to the South.
White man in black blazer speaks into small microphone
Thirty-five states have a mandatory age of education of at least 17, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Currently, Georgia shares the same policy with Florida and North Carolina. In Alabama and South Carolina, the age is already 17 years, and 18 in Tennessee.
Mother and daughter facing camera, dauther has white streak in hair
Some parents are concerned about schools using social and emotional learning, which they have conflated with critical race theory.
Experts Delta Variant: Zoom screen with three women facing camera
Georgia lawmakers, including a microbiologist and an epidemiologist, give parents back-to-school advice amid Delta variant wave during a virtual town hall on Facebook.
Black woman sitting at table next to food donations with signs on wall behind her
Cobb County's freeze on evictions has lifted leaving residents struggling to find housing in a pandemic. Now, many residents are facing removal from their homes and want change.
Woman speaking to group of Georgis legislators in tiered red seats with green walls, flags and state seal.
Rep. Sharon Cooper, a Republican from Marietta, chairs the Georgia House Health & Human Services Committee. She hosted an all-day hearing Thursday to explore the Georgia CANDOR Act, a bill she introduced during the last week of the 2020 legislative session.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, left, D-Minn., swears in witnesses during a Senate Rules Committee field hearing
The Senate Rules Committee held a rare field hearing on the future of voting rights on July 20 in Atlanta.
man holding money on desk with papers and pens
Georgia's House speaker proposes funding to increase salaries for prosecutors and public defenders and support the capacity of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Gov. Brian Kemp white man in gray suit and tie with blonde hair(left) and Chief of Police Todd Coyt (right - black man in navy blue police uniform (right) sit at table with paperwork both facing camera
The Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee convened Monday morning to question multiple law enforcement agencies about the recent rise in crime seen in cities across the state.