The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fight against Ebola is in a state of transition. Dr. Tom Frieden addressed the Atlanta Press Club Wednesday about the state of infections in West Africa.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed addressed how the city handled this week’s winter weather during a talk to the Atlanta Press Club Friday that capped off a tumultuous week. His appearance, scheduled months ago, was originally meant to focus on his second term priorities.
Syrian refugees aren’t getting the attention they deserve. That’s the message that the CEO of Atlanta-based nonprofit, CARE, told Atlanta Press Club Tuesday. Dr. Helene Gayle says it’s the worst humanitarian crisis since Rwanda.
It’s the end of August, and that often means one thing: the Atlanta Braves are in playoff contention. That’s the case this year. But team general manager Frank Wren told the Atlanta Press Club Wednesday, it’s not always the top team that makes it to the World Series.
State House Speaker David Ralston says the ethics reform bill passed this week by his chamber is a historic step toward limiting lobbyists’ influence at the Capitol. Speaking at the Atlanta Press Club Tuesday, he defended some of the bill’s more controversial provisions.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is hinting he has plans for a higher office. The mayor elected four years ago is seeking his second term in City Hall this year. But Morris News Service reports he said at a luncheon this week he also has "other plans" after finishing as mayor.
Salman Rushdie is an Emory University professor. But he’s arguably best known for his book “The Satanic Verses,” which resulted in a death sentence from an Iranian cleric. Rushdie spoke Monday in Atlanta about the death threat and a new book detailing his subsequent seclusion.
Gov. Nathan Deal touted the General Assembly’s 2012 legislative accomplishments at a talk Tuesday at the Atlanta Press Club. He credited bi-partisan cooperation for passing a tax cut bill and a sentencing rules overhaul.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says that while affordable higher education is critical to the success of the state, Georgia cannot fund the education of every deserving college student. Speaking to the Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, Cagle said the HOPE scholarship "was never created to become or be an entitlement program."
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens wants a revamped state Sunshine law that would stiffen penalties and increase enforcement. He spoke Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club about changes he has proposed. But he has no plans to suggest the legislators and the Governor be subject to the law.