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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Government & Politics

Monday’s visit kicks off the launch of a national tour that’s part of the White House’s “month of action,” urging more Americans to get their shots. Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Atlanta Friday.
Stacey Abrams in front of US flag giving speech
For more than a decade, Georgia Democrats struggled to lure highly qualified, big-name candidates to run for statewide office. With Republicans firmly in control of all constitutional positions and the state legislature, none wanted to take the risk.
Representatives of Georgia's nascent medical marijuana industry are expressing frustration with the state’s process for issuing licenses to grow and process cannabis into a therapeutic oil used by registered patients for conditions including seizures and intractable pain.
Three poll workers wearing gloves and masks counting ballot sheets
As part of an ongoing effort by some Republicans and Trump supporters to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, you might have heard something about efforts to conduct a forensic audit on the ballots to prove fraud did — or did not — occur.
Cobb County Seal & Map
Cobb County special election for a new state representative for District 34 is the first to implement 44 provisions of Georgia’s controversial new election law.
Therapeutic foster care: Hands palms up overlapping holding paper cutout of 2 adults with 2 children holding hands
Therapeutic foster care differs from traditional foster care in several ways. Children placed in a therapeutic care home have individualized care needs for various behavioral or mental issues that often arise from past trauma. Foster parents in a therapeutic program are highly trained to handle these challenges and provide around the clock care for the child. Children in this program also receive crucial treatment services, usually involving therapy.
Gold Dome Capitol building Atlanta, Georgia - aerieal view
As president pro tem, Butch Miller is the elected leader of the Senate Republican majority and is in some ways more powerful than current Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan.
Voting machines (electronic) with blue dividers between each
A seventh lawsuit has been filed against Georgia's voting law, SB 202. GPB's Stephen Fowler reports.
Whitefemail protestor with dark hair wearing black face mask and dark jacket stands on ornate cement stairway holding two signs
Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.
Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan headshot -dark-haired man poses with arms crossed wearing light blue shirt and red tie in front of American flag
“It always feels coldest right before the sun rises," Duncan said in a statement released Monday. “I believe that is the exact moment in time the Republican Party is caught in right now, and I am committed to being a part of creating those better days ahead for our conservative party all across this country.”