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Former APS Chief On Deeds Transfer: “Children Can’t Wait On Adults”

The Atlanta Public School System wants to get rid of some surplus property to bring in revenue but has hit a snag. Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen says it can’t unload the properties because the City […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Prices At The Pump: “Expect Them To Climb Fairly Steadily”

We’ve enjoyed falling gasoline prices for months, but nothing good lasts forever right? Senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski says the national average price of gasoline has already increased by 5 cents per gallon from $2.06 […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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On Minimum Wage “We Have To Be The Number One State For Our People As Well”

Georgia State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) has introduced HB-8. He says it proposes an increase in Georgia’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $15.00 an hour. Other lawmakers would like to see it upped to $10.10 […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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[VIDEO] Mayor Reed And City Council President Mitchell Spar In Beltline Debt Dispute

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell exchanged heated words Wednesday, during The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith on CBS Radio’s V-103/WVEE. The dispute centers around Mitchell writing a […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2015

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Streetcar Rolls Again In Atlanta

When I arrived at the Dobbs Plaza stop for the new Atlanta Streetcar Tuesday morning, I found throngs of people waiting to take that first ride. There were city council officials, parks and recreation officials, […]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2014

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Find Cheap Gas In Atlanta

The price we’re paying at the gas pump continues falling to near historic lows. According to GasBuddy.com’s Gregg Laskosky, in metro Atlanta the lowest price for a gallon of regular is at a Marathon station […]

12/05/2014

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AutoNsider: Black Friday Has Come & Gone; Did You STILL Pay Too Much?

Black Friday offers have permeated television, internet and airwaves since Halloween. It seems that Thanksgiving is just the proverbial “bump in the retail road” these days. Everything from 0% down, 0% interest loans, to “no […]

WAOK-AM–11/29/2014

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AutoNsider: Ladies, It’s The End Of The Year – Do You See A New Car In Your New Year?

Have you been inspired by all of the “black Friday”, “year-end clearance” and “holiday sale” promotions on your television and mobile devices? Have you always heard that now is the time to buy a new […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2014

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Government Pushes Healthcare Enrollment

There’s a renewed push to get Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. According to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health […]

WAOK-AM–11/19/2014