Wed., March 12, 2014 8:30am
Wouldn't it be great to be able to scan your genes and find out your disease risk? Those scanners exist. But a test of their usefulness for medical care found them not as accurate as one would hope.
Fri., March 14, 2014 3:30pm
We loved Charli XCX, watched Neil Young talk about Pono and Ubered a pedicab. These are highlights from the Austin music festival, including a running playlist of our favorite acts.
Tue., March 11, 2014 5:13pm
On Tuesday, Republican members of the state House maneuvered to change a minor gun bill allowing judges to carry firearms to include the provisions of the a more sweep second amendment measure.The newly-transformed bill would allow licensed gun-owners to take firearms into bars, schools and churches with some restrictions.
Wed., March 12, 2014 8:04am
“The base idea is using creativity and art in public space to get people talking that wouldn’t normally talk,” said San Francisco-based artist Hunter Franks.
Mon., March 10, 2014 4:45am
Morehouse College is joining a renewed national effort to educate and support young, African-American men. Dr. John Silvanus Wilson said recently that won’t mean rolling out a specific new program, but it will include a variety of adjustments at the historically black college that results in a rejuvenated approach to producing the “Morehouse man.”
Thu., March 13, 2014 6:00pm
The pace of business at the State Capitol has quickened, and that’s especially true for certain types of business. Lawmakers looking to push controversial measures are grafting parts of their bills onto other pieces of legislation that are fairly vanilla. Thursday afternoon, the House was about to vote on a bill to expand services to Alzheimer’s patients. Then all of a sudden, the Majority Whip, Atlanta Republican Rep. Ed Lindsey, arrived with an amendment that would block state agencies from carrying out any of the mandates of the Affordable Care Act.
Mon., March 10, 2014 5:00pm
State lawmakers are in session four days this week and two days next week before they adjourn for the year. So what’s happening with the session’s hot bills? Not much. Ever since Crossover Day last Monday, lawmakers in each chamber have been reviewing the work of their colleagues in the other chamber. But so far, few of the session’s most controversial bills have come up for a final vote.
Tue., March 11, 2014 11:55am
A bill requiring food stamp and welfare recipients to submit to drug testing if suspected of illegal drug use has taken another step forward in the General Assembly. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee narrowly approved HB 772 on Monday.
Wed., March 12, 2014 4:40pm
Legislation to erect a granite monument of the Ten Commandments at Georgia’s state capitol is headed to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk.
Thu., March 13, 2014 6:45am
Employer-provided health care can deter people from leaving their jobs to start their own businesses. Analysts say Obamacare could alleviate so-called entrepreneur lock.