Two years have passed since the deadly shootings at spas in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. On the week of the anniversary, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lawmakers mourn and reflect on progress and challenges since the shootings.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A bill meant to expand Georgia's mental health services faces pushback in the state Senate. Plus, the House rejects Kemp's proposal to boost funding for HOPE Scholarship recipients. Meanwhile, presidential hopeful Nikki Haley proposes raising the retirement age.
Hundreds in Atlanta rallied on Wednesday on the anniversary of the tragic killings in 2021 that shook Atlanta to its core and shocked the nation.
In the year since a gunman killed eight people at three Georgia massage businesses, the family members and friends of the victims have been struggling with grief, trying to heal and making sure their loved ones aren't forgotten.
The Georgia man accused of killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty in a Cherokee Court room on Tuesday. Robert Aaron Long signed a plea deal hoping for life without parole in the first four shooting deaths.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A bipartisan vote in the U.S. House approved the establishment of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The proposal was opposed by all of the Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp launched his reelection campaign with a series of TV and newspapers interviews.
A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges and the DA says she'll seek the death penalty.
Many are calling for hate crime charges for the man who allegedly targeted Asian massage businesses in Cherokee and Fulton counties. But he could already face the state’s stiffest penalty, death by lethal injection. So, what could be the role of hate crime charges?
After the massacre of several women at three Asian-owned massage businesses in and around Atlanta, Atlanta-based correspondent Natasha Chen says the Georgia shootings could mark the beginning of a new chapter for Asian-American social justice activism in the United States.
The Asian American community is still grieving a week after the spa killings in Atlanta. Lawmakers speaks to Georgia Rep. Marvin Lim.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to announce an expansion of vaccine eligibility to all adults in Georgia. The move could come as soon as the first weeks of April. Also: Shooting violence in Boulder, Co., yesterday is the latest example of an epidemic of gun violence in this country.
Monday on Political Rewind: As the legislative session winds down, efforts to change how Georgians vote move in two directions. Lawmakers have taken off the table the most restrict measures: ending no excuse absentee voting and eliminating Sunday early voting. But now, proposals that would likely give Republicans an edge in runoffs and special elections have emerged.
Across the country, people are remembering the eight victims who died in a series of shootings at massage businesses this week in the Atlanta area. Six of those killed were women of Asian descent. In Cherokee County Thursday night -— the site of the first shootings — the community held a vigil to honor those who died.
A political group in Cherokee County is hosting a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan and Daoyou Feng, who were shot and killed Tuesday at Young's Asian Massage in Acworth.
Georgia's five Asian American lawmakers and their allies are calling for action against racism and misogyny after a 21-year-old white man was charged with killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in three shootings across the metro Atlanta area Tuesday.