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Several lanes of I-85 near northeast Atlanta remain close as workers repair a huge hole in the highway. (Barry Williams/Getty Images)

4th Of July Travel Up 2 Percent

41 million Americans will make a 4th of July trip this year, making it 2 percent higher than last year. “With school out for summer, the Fourth of July holiday is typically the busiest summer […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2014

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New Georgia Laws In Effect

There will be multiple new Georgia laws going into effect today. July 1 has traditionally served as a big day for major legislation because it is connected to the start of the new fiscal year. […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2014

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Food Stamp Drug Testing Outlawed

Federal government has formally notified the state of Georgia that it can not make people who receive food stamps take drug tests in order to receive them. In April, a law was signed by Gov. […]

WAOK-AM–06/11/2014

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Food Stamp Law Violates Federal Rules

The U. S. Department of Agriculture tells the state of Georgia on Tuesday that no law can be passed requiring a drug test from certain food stamp recipients. According to Robin Bailey, USDA Regional Administrator, […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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2014 Toyota Prius v’s Week w/The AutoNsider

Toyota has long been known for its hybrid vehicles. More specifically, the Prius. The Prius is actually a “status symbol” in Hollywood. The press car that was delivered to my office was the Prius v, […]

WAOK-AM–05/18/2014

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Your Tires Could Be Deadly!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into the cases of expired tires that could potentially cause deadly traffic accidents. We’re accustomed to reading labels on many of the products that we purchase […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

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Paying Dealer Fees? Not So Fast…

The next time that you visit a car dealer to purchase an automobile, you may not have to pay the “doc” fee. A listener called into the station Wednesday, while I was a guest on […]

WAOK-AM–03/22/2014

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Splost On Ballot In Cobb & Gwinnett

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Municipal elections will be held today in almost all municipalities in Georgia. In Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, residents will be voting on SPLOST. SPLOST, short for Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax, is a tax […]

WAOK-AM–11/05/2013

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Post-Shutdown, Few Concrete Budget Proposals Between Parties

Democrats and Republicans running in 2014 have been generous with their criticism after the latest short-term deal to keep the governing running and pay U.S. debts.

10/27/2013

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People Who Enjoy Outdoor Activities Help The State

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say those who spend money on outdoor recreation in the state have added more than $5.5 billion to its economy. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said in a statement […]

WAOK-AM–09/26/2013

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