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Educators preserve, shape future with 'ALT NEW COLLEGE'; NY appeals court denies delay for Trump civil fraud trial; Michigan coalition gets cash influx to improve childcare.

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A House Committee begins its first hearing in the Biden impeachment inquiry, members of Congress talk about the looming budget deadline and energy officials testify about the Maui wildfires.

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A small fire department in rural Indiana is determined not to fail new moms and babies, the growing election denial movement has caused voting districts to change procedures and autumn promises spectacular scenery along America's rural byways.


Depending on your income and circumstances, you may qualify for financial assistance to lower your monthly insurance premium and potentially reduce out-of-pocket costs in Georgia through (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Expert offers health insurance tips for choosing best plan in GA

It is almost time to select health insurance for the coming year in Georgia. Open enrollment dates are a little different depending on your type of …

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According to Alliance for Youth Action, if the November 2022 election were held today, 53% of young voters in battleground states would vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress, while 42% would vote for the Republican candidate for Congress. Independent voters favor Republican candidates, 49% to 41%.<br />
Georgia youths on brink of reshaping political landscape

Georgia's young people could shift the political landscape of the state in the near future. New data from the Brookings Institution indicates that …

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The report calls for lawmakers to pass the Forest Management for Rural Stability Act. It would create a permanent endowment fund, for stable funding for rural public lands, county services and education. (Felix Mizioznikov/Adobe Stock)
Report Offers Roadmap for Growth in Rural Georgia

Rural areas in Georgia are looking for ways to strengthen their communities with policies that address the climate crisis, infrastructure, and …

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About a month ago, former President Donald Trump was indicted for 13 crimes related to his alleged efforts to reverse his election loss in Georgia. (Michael Rolands/Adobe Stock)
Report: GA Among Battleground States at Risk for 'Election Denialism'

Georgia and other battleground states are susceptible to election denialism, which a new report said has implications for the next election. The …

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Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, introduced House Resolution 40 in 1989, and successively introduced it in each Congress until his retirement, almost 30 years later. (Andrii Koval/Adobe Stock)
Pushing for Reparations: Georgia's Efforts to Address Historical Injustices

By Sunnivie Brydum and Sonali Kolhatkar for Yes! Magazine.Broadcast version by Shanteya Hudson for Georgia News Connection reporting for the YES…

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President Biden has set a goal of having 50% of all new vehicle sales be electric by 2030. (Adobe Stock)
Georgia Sees Rapid Growth in EV Registration Amid Growing Demand

Georgia is defying skepticism surrounding electric vehicle sales and is seeing a surge in EV registration and infrastructure investments. In 2022…

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Wildfire smoke is not only a mixture of hazardous air pollutants, but these fires also release large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. (Aleksandr Lesik/Adobe Stock)
Study: Wildfires Magnify Health Risks for GA Residents

From Georgia all the way north along the East Coast, poor air quality this summer has mostly been a result of wildfires many miles away in Canada…

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The Inflation Reduction Act offers purchase incentives of $7,500 for new electric vehicles and $4,000 for used EVs. (Adobe Stock)
GA's Elected Officials Mark Anniversary of Inflation Reduction Act

It has been one year since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The sweeping climate legislation has had vast …

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In the 2022 legislative session, state lawmakers around the country introduced at least 43 bills that would allow or require problematic voter purges. So far in 2023, states are considering at least 28 additional bills. (Adobe Stock)
New Report Reveals Alarming Impacts of Voter Purge Policies in Georgia

A recent report by Dēmos, a nonpartisan public policy organization, uncovered disturbing findings regarding the impact of voter registration …

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More than one in 13 student loan borrowers is currently behind on their other payment obligations. (Adobe Stock)
GA Borrowers Get Ready to Resume Federal Student Loan Payments

With summer coming to an end, kids are headed back to school, but for college graduates, it also means resuming payments on their federal student …

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The Greening America's Cities initiative will award $400 million primarily to community environmental justice organizations through 2030. (Adobe Stock)
Georgia Receiving Nearly $8 Million to Create Green Spaces

Organizations in Georgia are getting an opportunity to develop and enhance green spaces to help mitigate some effects of climate change. Through the …

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While cigarette pollution takes up to 10 years to degrade, disposable vapes are not biodegradable. Experts said the cartridges endanger ocean creatures inadvertently consuming the plastics. (Adobe Stock)
Disposable Vapes Raise Hazardous Waste Concerns

Disposable vapes are posing a growing environmental threat in Georgia and across the country, according to a new report. The U.S. Public Interest …

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