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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Sunday, August 30

The state needs more folks to get tested, and cases are rising at Georgia Tech. Here's what you need to know this week.

Do Georgia teachers worried about in-person learning during a pandemic have any recourse?

While many parents, students, and school leaders applaud it, thousands of Georgia teachers are fretting the prospects—or realities—of face-to-face learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everything you need to know election day Atlanta

What you need to know to vote on June 9 in metro Atlanta

When do the polls open? Can I still cast my absentee ballot? What if my absentee ballot never came? We answer your June 9 primary election day questions.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, March 25

On Tuesday, more cities enacted "stay at home" orders, the Waffle House index rose, and MARTA made some changes. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.
Atlanta coronavirus COVID-19 updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, March 24

On Monday, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called for Atlantans to stay at home unless absolutely necessary to leave, while Governor Brian Kemp called for only called for high-risk persons to shelter in place. Here’s your Tuesday morning update:
Jen Jordan Georgia State Senator

The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party

Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”

Who lives in Atlanta? Who will be here in the future? A look at the data

Race has always been the throughline in every significant discussion about Atlanta, but as the metro area grows ever more diverse, the story is much more than black and white

What you need to know about the carcinogen controversy in Smyrna and Covington

In early September, Sterigenics stopped production in its facility near Smyrna after it was accused of emitting ethylene oxide (a carcinogenic chemical compound used during the sterilization process) near residential neighborhoods. Near Covington, a Becton Dickinson facility that uses ethylene oxide, followed suit. Here’s where things stand.
Revel Duluth Gwinnett County opening

Revel, a new mixed-use development coming to Duluth, is like a mashup of the Battery and Avalon

Avalon developer North American Properties announced the first businesses expected at Revel this week, a new mixed-use development going up at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Circa: Lockheed bomber plant

Flashback: How World War II helped turn Cobb County into an economic powerhouse

With war on the horizon in the early 1940s, the country needed B-29 Superfortress bombers to fight Nazi Germany, and it needed them fast. A group of boosters from Cobb County pitched the perfect site: a cotton farm and field of trees in Marietta. The investment turned Cobb, until then a sleepy suburb, into an economic powerhouse.

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