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  1. Why Does the Senate Honor a Racist?By Michael TomaskyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Beast

    There are only three Senate office buildings, and one is named after the archenemy of civil rights. Let's rename it after a good man like Bob Dole.

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  2. All Walks DC calls for removal of unsignalized crosswalksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    All Walks DC is a pedestrian advocacy group in the city. According to the Northwest Current , the group is suggesting that unsignalized crosswalks ought to be eliminated since they encourage pedestrians to be overconfident crossing the street.

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  3. Column: Three teams debate tax reformRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

    As the House and Senate negotiate the details of a new state budget, one of their biggest disagreements will be about taxes. Just to be clear: Both chambers are led by conservatives who generally favor lower taxes and less spending growth than their Democratic predecessors preferred.

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  4. Insurance companies must now provide coverage to families with autistic childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | SavannahNow

    As of July 1, private insurance companies will provide coverage for the best therapeutic treatment for children with autism ages 6 and under, as a result of a new law. Ava's Law, passed unanimously this year by the Georgia General Assembly, requires private insurance companies to cover Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for the first time in Georgia's history.

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  5. Items filtered by date: Friday, 12 June 2015Read the original story

    Friday Jun 12 | On Common Ground News

    Steve Perry, leading national education expert, CNN and MSNBC educational contributor, will serve as the keynote speaker for Provost Academy Georgia's commencement exercises on Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m., at Agnes Scott College's Presser Hall in Decatur. Provost Academy will graduate 155 students and nearly 60 of those students will gather from across the state to participate in the charter high school's annual commencement exercises.

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  6. Center for Puppetry Arts to Present Sensory-Friendly Performance of 'Click Clack Moo', 7/19Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Center for Puppetry Arts presents a Sensory-Friendly performance of Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type on July 19, 2015. This special afternoon will allow guests with autism spectrum disorder to experience a sensory-friendly performance of Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type and a sensory-friendly Create-A-Puppet Workshop.

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  7. South Carolina Senate votes to take down confederate flagRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WTVM

    Should the confederate flag continue to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse? Should it continue to fly at Stone Mountain? Monday, the South Carolina State Senate voted to change the law keeping the confederate flag flying at the statehouse. If the state's House of Representatives does the same it will be taken down.

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  8. Fulton Schools named - Charter System of the Year'Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | John's Creek Herald

    The Fulton County School System is the first recipient of the "Charter System of the Year Award" from the state's Charter System Foundation, recognizing its leadership in supporting school-level governance and innovation. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is given to the Georgia charter system that best demonstrates effective local governance through the empowerment of parents, teachers and community members; leadership in the charter system community; strong community partnerships; and academic progress supported by flexibility and innovation, according to Fulton officials.

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  9. Members of state health benefit plan pay more costs than people in six other states, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    Since January 2014, many Georgia schoolteachers and state employees have complained about their health insurance plan, saying they bear a heavier burden in costs. Last week, the consulting firm Aon Hewitt reported that members of the State Health Benefit Plan pay a greater proportion of health care costs than people covered in six comparable employee plans studied - those of five other Southern states' plans, plus University System of Georgia workers.

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  10. The marathon campaign for Margaret Kaiser's Gold Dome post has begunRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Democratic state Rep. Margaret Kaiser's decision to jump into Atlanta's next mayoral race didn't catch anyone off guard. But the timing, more than two-and-a-half years before the 2017 election, and a few hours after former Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard declared her bid , came as a surprise.

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  11. MGM Resorts To Build Atlanta Casino?Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WSTR-FM Atlanta

    This year, Georgia state Rep. Ron Stephens, and casino advocate, introduced a constitutional amendment for a voters to decide on bringing casinos to Georgia. The proposal includes a plan for portions of casino revenue to go towards the HOPE Scholarship and pre-k programs.

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    16 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Georgia teachers, state employees and retirees are paying more for their health care than workers covered by similar government-subsidized programs in Georgia and nearby states, according to a new Department of Community Health study.

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  13. Lucretia Ann RobertsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

    Lucretia Ann Roberts, 55, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015. Lucretia was born in South Pittsburg, Tenn., on September 8, 1959, the daughter of Lawrence Roberts and the late Gay Merriman Phillips.

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  14. Darth Vader Adopts Stretch of Virginia HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The man behind the Vader mask is a Montgomery County Schools bus driver aiming to bring attention to the Adopt-a-Highway program. Seeing more of Vader was to be expected with the new Star Wars film slated to open later this year, but Virginia residents were certainly caught by surprise when they saw signs indicating the infamous movie villain had adopted a highway in the commonwealth.

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  15. Sulzberger ends road season with a winRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Examiner

    DRAPAC Pro Cycling's Bernard Sulzberger continued his strong form as Tasmania's open road racing season came to an end on Saturday. DRAPAC Pro Cycling's Bernard Sulzberger continued his strong form as Tasmania's open road racing season came to an end on Saturday.

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  16. Three teams debate tax reformRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    As the House and Senate negotiate the details of a new state budget, one of their biggest disagreements will be about taxes. Just to be clear: both chambers are led by conservatives who generally favor lower taxes and less spending growth than their Democratic predecessors preferred.

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  17. Does the focus on big data mean we miss the opportunity for better...Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

    Big Data--extremely large data sets that are analyzed by computer to reveal patterns, trends, and associations that may not be readily apparently if analyzed on a smaller scale and with a narrower analytical framework--is the rage, getting lots of media coverage, and a lot of focus by government officials. -- " The power of government big data: It's all in the use cases ," Government Computer News -- " Big Data Could Bring Governments Big Benefits ," Government Technology Yes, it's important to use such approaches to do "deeper dives" into issues and problems, in an attempt to develop better responses that have a greater likelihood of success.

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  18. Problems At Oconee County Sewage Treatment Plants Began Nearly Two Years Ago, EPD Records ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    The problems at Oconee County's two sewage treatment plants began in the second half of 2013, according to records at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, which has the mandate to monitor operation of the plants. Until that time, the Environmental Protection Division had identified only minor problems with the operation of the county's two treatment plants.

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  19. S.C. lawmakers to talk flag oRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    A poll shows the majority of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism That's up for discussion Monday as lawmakers there are set to begin debate on whether to remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and others have called for the flag to be taken down in the wake of a deadly shooting at a predominately black church in Charleston.

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  20. Georgia Power launches solar sales, installationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Barrow County News

    The new services comes on the heels of House Bill 57 - The Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015, which took effect the same day. John Kraft of Georgia Power says that anybody in Barrow County who is interested in looking into solar energy for their home will be able to do so.

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