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Move over, Washington. Atlanta’s the center of US politics this week
Hillary Clinton’s coming to town. So is Barack Obama, a swarm of Democratic presidential candidates, and a string of President Donald Trump’s surrogates.

POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2019 6:00 AM
Trump in Atlanta Friday to woo black voters, tout accomplishments
Trump plans to launch his Black Voices for Trump Coalition in Atlanta Friday. Nationwide, the president received only 8 percent of black vote in 2016.

POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2019 5:43 PM
Georgia officials applaud news of ISIS leader’s death
Georgia officials praised news of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death Sunday after President Donald Trump announced the Islamic State leader perished during a U.S. Special Operations forces raid.

POSTED OCTOBER 27, 2019 1:36 PM
Democratic presidential debate sidesteps suburbs for star’s Atlanta studio
Atlanta debate: Tyler Perry Studios near downtown Atlanta selected as location for the Nov. 20 Democratic Debate over a Georgia 6th District venue City Springs in the north Atlanta suburbs.

POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2019 6:42 PM
Georgia agencies’ plans to reduce budgets heavy on job, pay cuts
Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration says layoffs should be the last resort for state agencies trying to meet his call for budget cuts, but department heads have been contacting employees in recent weeks to tell them their jobs may be eliminated, or that they’ll have to take huge pay cuts.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2019 9:58 AM
A new dynamic: Warren faces sharp attacks at Democratic debate in Ohio
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was pummeled with more than a dozen distinct attacks from Democratic rivals who raced to stop her rise in the polls at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio, while former Vice President Joe Biden remained relatively unscathed.

POSTED OCTOBER 15, 2019 8:29 PM
A reckoning in Atlanta’s suburbs could shape 2020
The suburbs north of I-285 have become Georgia’s most competitive political battleground. That’s due, in large part, to the women who live there.

POSTED OCTOBER 10, 2019 8:00 AM
David Perdue warms to Trump’s trade strategy
When President Donald Trump was considering whether to slap tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum more than 18 months ago, Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue gingerly offered some of his only public criticism of his political ally to date.

POSTED OCTOBER 08, 2019 7:00 AM
Georgia DOT pushes back plans for metro Atlanta toll lanes
Other Georgia road projects will be accelerated under the new plan

POSTED OCTOBER 07, 2019 7:29 PM
Georgia House and Senate request state agencies turn over budget cut documents
After getting little information from hearings last week, the Georgia House and Senate are asking state agencies to turn over the plans they submitted to the Kemp administration to meet the governor’s demand for 4 percent budget cuts this year and 6 percent next year.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 10:14 AM

Local News Headlines

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-85 reopens, but ‘extreme’ backups remain due to crash
If you’ve been sitting on I-85 South since a widely scattered crash shut it down before 5 a.m., there’s some good news.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 7:31 AM
WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Warmup expected under a mostly sunny sky
After last week’s freezing temperatures, North Georgia is getting a little bit of a warmup this week.

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 6:22 AM
Obama to give keynote at green building conference in Atlanta
Former President Barack Obama to give keynote Nov. 20 at Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta

POSTED NOVEMBER 20, 2019 5:00 AM
Sheriff’s decision to fire ‘cowardly’ deputies draws mixed reaction
Reactions in Georgia are mixed to Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill's firing of two deputies for what he called "cowardly behavior."

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2019 8:18 PM
Police seek suspects who broke into 4 metro Atlanta pharmacies in 1 night
Police in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties are asking the public’s help in finding three people who broke into four pharmacies in a single evening and stole prescription drugs worth tens of thousands of dollars.

POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2019 8:03 PM

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