The final surviving crew member of the first plane to drop the atomic bomb died at his home this week in Stone Mountain. Theodore Van Kirk was 93 years old. The navigator of the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II, talked to GPB 's oral history project about the war. He said he’ll never forget what he saw
 
Governor Nathan Deal has signed the state’s controversial immigration bill. The bill is similar to an Arizona statute targeting illegal immigrants that's under constitutional review.
The U.S Department of Energy should restart plans for a permanent storage site for the country’s nuclear waste, according to a recent report. The canceled project would have housed tons of waste from Georgia power plants.
The G-O-P has been gaining ground over state Democrats for a decade. But the party that once dominated Georgia politics is looking to take back the reins. There is now a new direction for Democrats that starts with reaching voters beyond Metro...
Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss is among a group of Senators pushing a bill to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. The detention facility off the island of Cuba holds terrorism suspects. The Obama Administration has committed to closing...
Georgia is hoping to out-bid Tennessee for a federal transportation research center. Gov. Nathan Deal says if the state wins the so-called University Transportation Center, it comes with a $2.25 million yearly federal appropriation. Georgia would...
Georgia could round out this fiscal year with a surplus. April’s 2.6 percent revenue spike is the tenth consecutive month of growth. House Appropriations Chair Terry England says any extra money will go straight to the state’s reserve fund.
Around 2-thousand are expected to attend Georgia Republican Party State Convention in Macon. Two presidential hopefuls speaking. New party chair could be elected.
Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign the state’s immigration bill this week. But immigration lawyers are already gearing up to sue to stop the law.
With the former Speaker of the House’s entry into the race for the 2012 election, he will be the second Georgian running for the GOP’s nomination. Former businessman and chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Herman Cain has been in the...
About 22,000 Georgians had been set to lose their unemployment benefits on July 1. The bill Deal signed into law will keep the checks flowing until Dec. 31.