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An insurance policy for coastal Georgia’s salt marshes? Conservationists are considering it

Cars. Pets. Homes. Health. There are many things in life that an insurance policy can cover (including life itself). But what about the environment — specifically, salt marshes? Between their ability to protect against flood damage, limit erosion and filter water, these fragile ecosystems of meandering creeks and swampy grasslands — a hallmark of coastal […]

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Theatre Review: A gripping ‘Desire Under the Elms’ at Actor’s Express

Actor’s Express is offering a gripping night of theatre with a staging of Eugene O’Neill’s tragic drama “Desire Under the Elms,” now through Aug. 28. O’Neill is a towering figure in American drama, the only American playwright to have won the Nobel Prize (I think Tennessee Williams ought to have won it also, but that’s […]

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Kemp to invest additional $240 million in broadband

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday he is investing $240 million in federal COVID relief funds in expanding Georgia’s high-speed internet infrastructure.   “Whether you own a small business in rural Georgia, run a farm that utilizes precision agriculture technology, or have children that need to do their homework, the expansion of high-speed internet impacts all Georgians,” […]

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Federal appellate court allows Public Service Commission elections to proceed

A three-judge bench of a federal appeals court said Friday Georgia could hold Public Service Commission (PSC) elections in November as originally planned. The appellate court’s 2-1 decision overturned a lower court’s order from last week. That initial order had blocked Georgia from holding PSC elections in two of the state’s five districts until the state changed the […]

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U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax legislation to Biden

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday cleared Democrats’ long-sought climate, health care and tax package, sending it to President Joe Biden for his signature. The roughly $750 billion measure is much smaller than the $2 trillion reconciliation package the House originally sent to the Senate in November. The final product left out dozens of […]

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Monkeypox cases are rising fast in Georgia — along with COVID-19

In June, Georgia saw its first-ever case of monkeypox. Now cases have skyrocketed to over 700. — — — Georgia, along with many parts of the country, is still seeing high levels of COVID-19 transmission. That’s been the case for a few weeks now. But now we have a new public health emergency. GPB Morning Edition host Leah Fleming […]

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Mental health advocates in Georgia say a lack of access to care is what leads to crises

The Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership is comprised of 14 organizations that represent a majority of Georgia’s mental health and substance abuse peers, consumers, their families and their allies, Jeff Breedlove with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse said. The 2022 Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care in Georgia is part of […]

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Jewish community center announces lead up events to book festival

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has announced a slew of events in the lead up to its 31st annual book festival. The book festival will take place this Nov. 3-20, but in the meantime book lovers can enjoy a host of other events, according to a press release. To kick things off, author […]

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Dunwoody Planning Commission defers decision on big mixed-use project near Perimeter Mall

The Dunwoody Planning Commission deferred a decision on new multi-use development that includes a nursing home.  City staff and the applicant, Grubb Properties, requested a deferral on a request to amend the conditions of zoning for a 19.4-acre development in the Perimeter Mall area at an Aug. 9 meeting. Grubb Properties announced plans to submit […]