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  • Deal proposes broad powers to take over failing schools; many are in Atlanta and DeKalb County

    Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions. That's according to a copy of the bill and constitutional amendment...
  • Medical cannabis bill gets law enforcement pushback

    ATLANTA -- Law enforcement wants to narrow a Macon lawmaker's medical marijuana proposal, but the chairman of the first state House of Representatives panel to hear it said the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. In a packed hearing room Tuesday at...
  • Georgia House committee debates whether cannabis oil should be used for medical purposes

    Debate has opened on a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis oil for cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic illnesses. A House committee discussed the bill on Tuesday. Sponsoring Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says the measure would ease the...
  • A prescription for disaster? Part 2

    Reporter's Note: This is the second part in a two-part series on the controversies swirling around the potential legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Georgia. Part 1 introduced the Sievert family, whose daughter Miranda now lives in...
  • Margaret Carlson: Politicians will brave even no-show snowstorms

    As the latest storm of the century bore down on the East Coast last week, Chris Christie was ready. The New Jersey governor's personal state of emergency contrasted sharply with the more relaxed posture he adopted five years ago. Then, he had complained...
  • A prescription for disaster?

    Reporter's Note: This is the first part in a two-part series on the controversies swirling around the potential legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Georgia. The ramifications for passing such legislation seems to go beyond the medical use,...
  • Georgia probationer's jailing is challenged in ACLU lawsuit

    ATLANTA Kevin Thompson didn't have the cash on hand to immediately pay a stiff fine last year for a driving offense. Like thousands of other Georgians, the 19-year-old was placed on misdemeanor probation to give him time to come up with the money. But...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients

    Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law

    U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...