Georgia

Smithsonian to Rural Regions: Your Wealth Is in Your Culture

A traveling exhibit will visit up to 165 rural cities across 28 states.

Georgia Can Use Current Voting System for 2019 Elections, Judge Rules

But the state will need to put a backup system in place for the 2020 presidential primaries in case new voting machines are not ready by March.

The School Districts Serving Free Lunch to All Students

Tapping into a federal program, more school districts are providing free lunches for all students. Atlanta is among those opting in this school year.

DNA Evidence Will be Stored for 50 Years Under New State Law

The policy aims to give victims of sexual assault and prosecutors ample time to track down and convict offenders.

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge on State Code Copyrights

Georgia holds a copyright for its annotated state code, which sells for $404, and sued to block a website from distributing free copies of the document.

What Hollywood Boycotts Would Really Do to Georgia

COMMENTARY | Production companies’ threats to abandon the state in protest of a new abortion law put their own workers at risk.

The New Abortion Bills Are a Dare

State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.

African-Americans Missing Out on Southern Push for Legal Pot

Advocates have raised concerns that minorities won’t have an equitable stake in the emerging business.

Black Southerners Are Bearing the Brunt of America’s Eviction Epidemic

Princeton's Eviction Lab has found that the South is home to most of the top-evicting large and mid-sized U.S. cities.

How One State Struggles to Enforce Its Immigration Law

In Georgia, a state-created board is charged with monitoring whether cities are helping crack down on illegal immigration.

Floodwaters May Have Inundated Private Wells, But Few Were Tested For Contamination

The four states hit by hurricanes earlier this year offer free well testing, but not many homeowners have used the programs.

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More Than 1,000 Doctors in Georgia Violating Opioid Law

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Law Enforcement Stress Tests New Emergency Response Tech in Georgia

Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.

Brian Kemp Was Warned of a Cyber Vulnerability. He Weaponized It—Again

Georgia’s secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate has a history of attacking those who point out the flaws in his state’s election cybersecurity.

Minority Voters Could Have a ‘Cascading Effect’ on Elections in These States

But both political parties historically have been ineffective at engaging people of color.

Federal Judge Blasts Georgia’s ‘Dated, Vulnerable’ Voting System

The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.

A Georgia City's Tech Fix for Water Cost Savings

Water usage and costs have decreased between 55 and 57 percent in Roswell, located north of Atlanta.

This Georgia County Integrated GIS With Its Transportation System to Improve Mobility

State freeway projects and traffic from nearby Atlanta create congestion only artificial intelligence can handle.

Reported Trump Auto-Emissions Rollback Plan Takes Aim at California

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