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Day 5 - Monday, January 25, 2010

Notes

GPB News - Politics

Governor's Race: Are You Better Off Now?

Georgia’s unemployment rate is rising. And with a tight gubernatorial race, the statistic has quickly moved to the center of the campaign. The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the jobless rate topped 8 percent in August. Gov. Nathan Deal is questioning the accuracy of the jobless numbers while his Democratic challenger, Jason Deal, says Georgians are worse off now than they were four years ago. Georgia’s unemployment rate is rising. And with a tight gubernatorial race, the statistic has quickly moved to the center of the campaign. The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the jobless rate topped 8 percent in August. Gov. Nathan Deal is questioning the accuracy of the jobless numbers while his Democratic challenger, Jason Deal, says Georgians are worse off now than they were four years ago. Georgia’s unemployment rate is rising. And with a tight gubernatorial race, the statistic has quickly moved to the center of the campaign. The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday that the jobless rate topped 8 percent in August. Gov. Nathan Deal is questioning the accuracy of the jobless numbers while his Democratic challenger, Jason Deal, says Georgians are worse off now than they were four years ago. Georgia’s unemployment rate is rising. And with a tight gubernatorial race, the statistic has quickly moved to the center of the campaign.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Initiatives To Welcome Immigrants To Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city of Atlanta will implement recommendations made by the Welcoming America Group.

Georgia Election Board To Move Ahead With Voter Fraud Investigation

The State Election Board had decided to move forward with an investigation into potential voter registration fraud. The board voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon to issue an updated subpoena in the case against The New Georgia Project, a non-profit voter registration group. While some have questioned Secretary of State Brian Kemp's motives, he said his office is just following up on complaints from counties around the state. "As an investigative body, this is our duty to look into those complaints and that's where this investigation has gone,” said Kemp.

A Macon Nightclub Ends A Smoking Ban, 17 Days After They Began It

A popular Macon nightclub - the Hummingbird - said it will allow smoking inside its doors after announcing a ban on smoking starting Sept. 1

In Georgia, Is The Free Market Enough To Manage Smoking In Bars And Restaurants?

<p>A Macon nightclub has banned smoking inside its establishments. That begs the question whether business or local government should dictate whether smoking should happen in bars and restaurants.</p>
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The Rising Road (1933-1939)

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