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What is Georgia’s proposed police protections bill? And why is it controversial?

Georgia House Bill 838 passed the legislature in June and is on Governor Brian Kemp's desk. While proponents say it provides necessary protections for police and first responders, some civil rights groups argue that it is a tool to muzzle protestors. Here's how the legislation quickly came to be and what people are saying about it.
Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery will not be erased

But will his death finally force America to see the truth?
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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Friday, July 3

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Georgia, Governor Kemp urges people to wear masks, while Emory experts call for a mask mandate. Here's what you need to know this week.
Who does what during a disaster

What, exactly, do FEMA and GEMA do when disaster strikes?

Can FEMA swoop in whenever it wants? If we have FEMA, why do we also need GEMA? The emergency response departments, explained.
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As concert venues remain closed, parking lot concerts keep live music going

Atlanta's live music venues can re-open on July 1, but most are staying shut for now. Enter: the Parking Lot Concert series.
Kawan Prather KP The Great

Q&A: KP The Great on his path from artist to executive, protest music, and more

Kawan “KP The Great” Prather’s multi-hyphenated career in the music business all started with him simply asking questions. The Vine City native hopped on the phone to chat about his storied career in the music business, making protest music, and his next ventures.
Visiting Zoo Atlanta in the pandemic

What’s it like taking your kids to the zoo during a pandemic?

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the closing of schools, daycares, and attractions around the city, it’s become harder to fill the time. But a friend suggested I take my two young kids to Zoo Atlanta, and after learning about the safety measures, I decided to give it a try.
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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Saturday, June 27

Cases are still climbing in Georgia, APS has announced in-person graduation dates, and Morehouse has canceled fall sports. Here's what you need to know this week.
Alicia Philipp

Alicia Philipp recognizes the fix for Atlanta’s vast inequity—but you might not want to hear it

After four decades of leading the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Alicia Philipp is stepping down with a call for innovative, systemic, and drastic change.
Living Walls Signs of Solidarity

How Living Walls continues to inspire during the pandemic

Monica Campana, who launched Living Walls in the wake of the Great Recession with only $4,000—kickstarting a mural movement in the city that eventually would attract international artists—has witnessed the power of public art in trying times.

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