Republican members of Fulton County's House and Senate delegation have initiated a new performance review process into the county's appointed elections board, kicking off a months-long process that could see the board temporarily suspended.
A nationwide moratorium on evictions has been in effect during the pandemic as a public health measure imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But that moratorium ends July 31. GPB’s Rickey Bevington speaks with expert Mike Carnathan about what this tsunami of evictions could mean.
The federal government is at last rolling out a loan program meant to help farmers reclaim portions of property lost when the land changed hands over generations, leaving the ownership rights unclear.
The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking an unprecedented boom in housing sales and remodeling across the country as many Americans seek more space in which to live, work and learn at home. The historic levels of consumer demand over the last year has pushed finished lumber prices to all-time highs and Georgia’s massive timber industry that employs hundreds of thousands of people is struggling to adjust. Wall Street Journal reporter Journal, Ryan Dezembe, explores the lumber boom's impact on the state’s critical timber industry and its growers, and what all this could mean for home prices.
Georgia health officials are saying vaccinations are now more urgent than ever.
A Southwest Georgia hospital says it's being forced to reopen an intensive care unit, as COVID hospitalizations rise.
And Republican lawmakers who represent Fulton County have officially kicked off a lengthy review process of the county election board.
The lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K program simply is not enough to fill the gap in funding. That’s what Clayton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Morcease Beasley said during a recent hearing on early childhood education hosted by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Students learn best in classrooms, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tells NPR — but "we have to make sure that we're following mitigation strategies."
A federal moratorium on evictions expired over the weekend, potentially putting millions of tenants at risk of eviction just as infections from the delta variant are on the rise.
Friday on Political Rewind: How do we come to terms with debates over the very nature of U.S. history? Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction and offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country’s legacy.
Another controversial part of Georgia's sweeping new voting law would allow state officials to temporarily take over local county elections boards, with Republicans eyeing Fulton County as the first target. An analysis of the measures and statements by election officials suggest that a takeover of Fulton is unlikely to happen any time soon — if at all.
While Georgia’s redistricting process is inherently partisan, there are measures that experts say can be employed to make the process fair and transparent. But a Georgia News Lab/GPB News review finds the state falls far short of those measures.
The CDC information dated Thursday gives new details on this variant of the coronavirus and says the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed." It was first reported by The Washington Post.
Georgia’s COVID case numbers jumped by 4,800 in the state figures reported Thursday, continuing a recent upswing that’s apparently fueled by the Delta variant.
The CDC wants vaccinated people to wear masks indoors if the coronavirus is spreading widely where they live. Find out the level of virus transmission in your county.
Netflix's documentary Pray Away talks to former leaders of Exodus International, one of the biggest organizations that pushed for so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ people.
Royal is only the third Black dancer to be promoted to principal at the American Ballet Theatre — which is even more impressive when you know he didn't begin training in ballet until he was 14.
Belarusian officials said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was being sent home from the Olympics because of psychological and emotional problems. She vehemently disputes that account.
For the past year, polls in Japan showed overwhelming opposition to the Tokyo Olympics as the pandemic raged around the world. Now, with the Games underway, some residents are changing their opinions.
Restrictive abortion laws across the South mean more women are traveling across state lines to find safe services.
Three big cities might have their first Asian American Pacific Islander mayor next year. These candidates aren't just breaking barriers, they're fighting stereotypes at the root of anti-Asian hate.
Republicans need to gain just five seats in next year's midterm elections to take control of the U.S. House. It's New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney's job to make sure that doesn't happen.