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Jan. 30

January 30, 2012 --

House leaders try to quash ethics reform HOPE changes may mean fewer women, minorities at UGA Lawmakers push to prevent redirection of state fees Auditors raise MARTA safety questions Brunswick commissioner jailed on bribery charge APS leader barred from cheating probe Mayor: Olens softening Open Meetings law UGA receives lowest rating for free-speech policies

Georgia has nation’s longest waiting list for HIV drugs

January 25, 2012 --

Georgia has the longest waiting list in the nation — 1,348 — for people with HIV to get government drug assistance. Most of those on the waiting list are getting help from pharmaceutical company’s low-income assistance programs, one advocate said, but “there are a lot of concerns that people are falling through the cracks.’’

Jan. 25

January 25, 2012 --

Ethics bill gets cool reception in Ga. House Ga. senator wants independent ethics commission UGA loses recruit over immigration policy Losing bidder wins challenge to ATL airport currency exchange contract Ex-Augusta YDC captain of security speaks out after firing for contraband accusation

Jan. 24

January 24, 2012 --

Clayton Co. school board dismisses porn charges against member Recorded evidence against indicted ex-sheriff released Cobb board member denies charter school conflict Former environmental head joins firm that lobbies for reservoirs Georgia lawmakers call for 3rd-party water testing on Ogeechee

Jan. 23

January 23, 2012 --

Documents show college merger was carefully scripted Day cares fall short of safety standards Two fired, two suspended at Augusta youth prison Whistleblower in Victor Hill indictment speaks out Suit could cost DeKalb schools millions HOPE Scholarship’s future may be more dire Atlanta to repay $363K for cheating Savannah halts funding to Entrepreneurial Center amid […]

Jan. 20

January 20, 2012 --

Loophole allows big tobacco’s $40K gift to Cagle’s PAC to go undisclosed in Georgia Georgia gets low marks in fighting tobacco Report: DeKalb schools have too many administrators Tapes show ex-superintendent bullying state official over cheating investigation Judge: ATL must turn over more documents to losing airport bidders Two new suits filed against ATL over […]

Jan. 15

January 16, 2012 --

Ga. failure not the only ethanol misadventure ‘Disadvantaged’ businesses won airport contracts Mayor Reed disclosure report shows airport bid refunds 3 losing airport bidders file suit Opinion: Limit dollar distraction with ethics legislation Efforts intensify to curb Fulton County’s tax lien sales Police arrest state representative for DUI

Ga. at risk for locking up runaways, truants

Ga. at risk for locking up runaways, truants
January 13, 2012 --

They are runaways, truants, curfew violators, underage smokers and drinkers. They’re called status offenders because their actions are only an issue due to their status as juveniles; if an adult did the same thing, it wouldn’t be a crime. Now, a report commissioned by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families warns that Georgia could lose $2 million a year in federal funding if it continues locking them up at current rates.

Jan. 12

January 12, 2012 --

Airport manager asked for names of disqualified bidders Fulton County not quite as bloated as detractors claim DA investigating MARTA cop who shot teen Homeless lived along downtown ledge cleared out on short notice Cobb EMC’s pursuit cools on coal-fired power plant EPA: Georgia plant is biggest greenhouse gas producer Wilkinson Co. tax commissioner facing […]

Jan. 11

January 11, 2012 --

DeKalb convenes grand jury to probe possible watershed corruption Second time a charm for two airport concession bidders City loses court hearing in battle over airport concession case Fayette Co. school board settles voting lawsuit with NAACP

Jan. 10

January 10, 2012 --

State Patrol: ‘Corrections will be made’ after crash that killed Braves trainer’s wife Airport concessions director had past ties to 3 winning bidders ATL school board member accused of meddling with contracts Position still vacant year after ‘love offering’ magistrate’s reappointment rescinded Special prosecutor named to consider charges against ex-Judge Amanda Williams

Jan. 9

January 9, 2012 --

Some mentally disabled lose services Poor, but feeding the rich, in Atlanta Augusta still paying outside law firms