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Jam Packed Weekend Ahead: APD Says To Use MARTA Or Face Delays

There will be a number of events in Atlanta this weekend. The Atlanta Police Department is providing tips that are aimed to help navigate the crowds. Residents are being told to plan ahead for road […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Gov. Deal signs HB 1 which permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. Among those looking on are State Rep Gloria Fraizer (far left) State Rep Allen Peake (yellow tie) and State Rep Patty Bentley (far right) (Photo courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Wait Is Over For Georgians Suffering Pain: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Nathan Deal. Today, Governor Deal signed House Bill 1 into law. It allows the use of medical cannabis oil […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2015

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Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia’s medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

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Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges

Thursday morning, longtime Atlanta State Representative Tyrone Brooks submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Nathan Deal. A few hours later Brooks was in federal court where he pleaded guilty to fraud and tax charges. […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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New Civil And Human Rights Group Says It’s Time For A New Generation Of Leaders

They’re calling it A Modern Collaborative for Civil & Human Rights Activism. It is MovementForward made up of religious leaders, attorneys and activists. It is officially launching today at the Atlanta Press Club. They say […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Anthony Anderson To Headline UNCF An Evening Of Stars In Atlanta

When the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars is taped at the Atlanta Civic Center this weekend, it will feature plenty of celebrities. UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax says Tony Braxton, […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Summer Gas Prices Expected To Be Cheapest In A Decade

Low gas prices are projected to continue through this summer. Triple-A says prices could get to around $2 per gallon. GasBuddy.com says motorists will enjoy the cheapest summer gas prices in a decade. I spoke […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

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Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

03/31/2015

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Gas Prices Dropping Again

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- If you drive around most metro Atlanta areas this week, you’ll find the cost of filling up is creeping downward The average price for a gallon in metro Atlanta is $2.25, that’s […]

WAOK-AM–03/26/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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