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On Friday, Vice President Pence visited Atlanta and Fulton County's absentee ballot applications are backed up. Here’s your Saturday morning update:
Hundreds of immigration advocates gathered at Plaza Fiesta on stormy Friday evening as part of the national Lights for Liberty event protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants.
The young leader of Clarkston, Georgia, which has been called the most diverse square mile in America, declared today he’s running for U.S. Senate.
Life-sized Hot Wheels are coming to Buford with Hot Wheels Legends Tour, improv groups as far away as Los Angeles are coming to Village Theatre for Atlanta Improv Festival, and Johnny's Hideaway is celebrating its 40th anniversary with free cocktails.
Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh on breaking barriers, discrimination, and what’s next for her refugee nonprofit
Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh recently earned a DVF Award, a program created by designer Diane von Furstenberg to celebrate "extraordinary women." She chats with us about the award, discrimination against refugees, and what's next for her nonprofit.
In a 5-2 vote, the South Fulton city council agreed to lighten the punishment for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a maximum of a $150 fine with no jail time—making the punishment for pot possession more akin to a traffic citation. After Clarkston and Atlanta, this makes South Fulton the third city in metro Atlanta to reduce the penalty for possessing a small amount of pot.
He Ro arrived in Clarkston as a shy 15-year-old who had spent much of his life in a Karen refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Burma as a child. Now a 24-year-old oyster shucker at Kimball House, the people at the restaurant have all become his friends. “They all love me."
Owners Kitti and Bill Murray purchased a 1960s service station at 4170 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, where they plan to build a kitchen and expand the food offerings of Refuge, their coffee shop that provides jobs and job training to refugees in Clarkston.
Soccer, Fugees Academy founder Luma Mufleh says, “defines the shape of our academy. Being involved in sports, playing on a team—that crashes all barriers, including language. In some ways, it is magical. Whether they’re good or not is irrelevant."
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