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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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Google Announces Super Fast Internet Heading To Atlanta

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Google confirmed on Tuesday it’s version of high-speed broadband Internet is coming to metro Atlanta. And Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that Google Fiber will be available to customers in the city […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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Streaking Atlanta Hawks Applauded At The Georgia Capitol

Today is Atlanta Hawks Day at the Georgia State Capitol. A recognition well-deserved considering the run that the team is on lately. The Hawks have won 16 games straight. Not only is that a franchise […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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Garden Gnome Fans Fret; SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

SkyMall suspended its catalog business and laid off 47 workers, most of them call center employees, the company hopes to be sold by the end of April.

01/23/2015

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Lawyer Tells Why King Brothers Dropped Lawsuit Against King Center

The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc has dismissed its lawsuit against the King Center. According to Attorney William B. Hill, Jr, the lawsuit was filed in 2013 and referenced hundreds of items that […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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King Center Recognizes 13 Year-Old As Philanthropist And Humanitarian

Aidan Thomas Hornaday of Woodstock, Georgia, has been described as a “harmonica-playing, one-man fund-raiser”. The 13 year-old was presented with a Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. (Advancing Nonviolence Through Generations of Exceptional Leadership) Award during the […]

WAOK-AM–01/22/2015

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Mayor Reed And Sweet Auburn Business Owners See The Vision Of The Streetcar

Three weeks to the day, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed declared that the Atlanta Streetcar was ready to transport passengers. He and his family took the inaugural ride along with numerous media, politicians, and other invited […]

WAOK-AM–01/20/2015

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President Clinton Keynotes 2015 HOPE Global Forum In Atlanta

John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, called President Bill Clinton “my favorite public servant representative in the world.” Bryant welcomed the 42nd U.S. President to the 2015 HOPE Forum over the […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center Honors President Clinton And Kaiser Corporation

The King Center held its Salute to Greatness Dinner Saturday night in Atlanta. A former U.S. President and a corporation were recognized for, according to King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King, “excellence in leadership and […]

WAOK-AM–01/18/2015

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King Center: How Did MLK Become Martin?

His birth name was not “Martin”. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells students how his uncle “ML” came to be named “Martin Luther King […]

WAOK-AM–01/14/2015

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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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