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Georgia Politicians Take Stances on Border Policy

Jun 20, 2018

Several figures in Georgia’s political landscape have voiced their stances on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sen. Johnny Isakson said that he is opposed to the policy and does not support the actions of the administration.

GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

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Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday announced an additional $100 million for bus rapid transit to pay for four new bus-only interchanges along a 16-mile stretch of Ga. 400.

  • Atlanta City Council Approves First Budget Of Lance Bottoms Administration
  • No-Show Jurors May Delay Race-Related Murder Trial
  • DOE Appealing MOX Construction Continuation Ruling

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For bobsledder and Georgia native Elana Meyers Taylor, the Olympics are a culmination of more than a decade of work.

She won three medals including silver at this year’s games in Korea.

But Taylor’s Olympic career almost ended in 2015 after she suffered a serious concussion.

GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

  • Georgia Supreme Court Reaffirms Liqour Ban At Sandy Springs Strip Clubs
  • Small Business Owners Have Less Than A Month To Apply For Aid After Hurricane Irma
  • New Climate Roadmap Tackles 40  Burning Questions For Climate Scientists 

GPB Evening Headlines For Monday June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

  • After Supreme Court Ruling, Georgia Gerrymandering Cases Continue
  • New Hands-Free Law To Go In Effect July 1
  • New Campaign Aims To Fight Opioid Abuse With Education 

Immigration Showdown In Washington

Jun 18, 2018
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

On this edition of Political Rewind, immigration takes center stage in Washington this week.  Outrage over the Department of Justice policy of separating children from parents at the border is growing and it’s spreading across partisan lines. 

  • Report Says Cagle Got No Money From Walton Family Foundation
  • Chattahoochee Now Safe For Recreational Use
  • Hands-Free Phone Use Mandate Goes Into Effect July 1st

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The Hands-Free Georgia Law takes effect July 1, and will change the way drivers are allowed to use their devices while they drive.

Officers plan to pull drivers over for holding or supporting their phones with their bodies, Atlanta police Major Elder Dancey told GPB News.

The Department of Health and Human Services kicked off a campaign Monday to help prevent opioid addiction through education.

Nationwide, Georgia is near the top — just out of the top 10 at 11th place — in the number of overdose deaths.

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

GPB Evening Headlines For June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

  • Walmart heirs deny involvement in Georgia governor's race
  • Civil rights leaders protest at Waffle House headquarters in Norcross
  • Letter by Christopher Columbus stolen from Vatican found in Atlanta 

Today: Georgia's U.S. Senators go their separate ways over President Trump's tariffs. Johnny Isakson wants Congress to approve them while David Perdue says the President has the power to act on his own. We'll look at that split, and at Perdue's apparent unwavering loyalty to the Trump agenda. 

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A group of activists and organized civil rights leaders gathered Friday at Waffle House headquarters in Norcross to protest what they call the wrongful arrests of black patrons earlier this year.

Chikesia Clemons was arrested at a restaurant in Alabama and Anthony Wall was arrested in North Carolina. Both believe the police were only called because of the color of their skin.

  • Cagle Purchased Downtown ATL Condo From Lobbyist For Below Market Value
  • Flannery O'Connor's "Andalusia" To Re-open Next Week
  • Hundreds Of American Airlines Flight Cancellations Impact Georgia Travelers

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

  • CDC Says Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Kellogg's Honey Smack Cereal
  • ATL Mayor Offering Bonuses To Help Retain Police Officers
  • Georgia Sets New Jobs Record In May

  • Georgia Sued Over Congressional District Lines
  • Proposed Camden Spaceport Under Scrutiny
  • 125-Year-Old Church Building Moved In Augusta

  • Atlanta One Of 23 Finalists To Host World Cup Games In 2026
  • Cobb Residents Push Back Against Potential Closures Of Pools And Libraries
  • Stacey Abrams Endorsed By Former Ga. Gov. Roy Barnes