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Gov Nathan Deal and State Representative Calvin Smyre following the signing of Georgia's new transportation bill (Courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Transportation Law To Fix Roads And Bridges Comes With Price Hike On Gasoline And Hotels

Governor Nathan Deal (R) has signed Georgia’s new transportation law. The measure was passed in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. It is designed to improve bridges and roads across the state. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/04/2015

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Study: Frequent Aspirin Use Reduces Risk Of Cervical Cancer By Half

Frequent users of Aspirin have a 47 percent reduced risk of cervical cancer, although acetaminophen use was not linked to any decreased risk.

05/01/2015

Congressman David Scott poses with employers during a previous jobs fair (Courtesy of the Office of Congressman David Scott)

Friday 5000 Jobs Up For Grabs: Congressman David Scott Holds Annual Jobs Fair

“It’s for everybody, so get there early, and come prepared”, advice from 13th District Congressman David Scott about his 12th annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 24th. According to Scott, there will be hundreds of […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Grant Hill talks to Maria Boynton about the Atlanta Hawks (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Hill Part Of Group Buying Atlanta Hawks: Says They’ve Been A Great Story This Year

“They’re a great team. They’ve been fun to watch. They’ve been a great story this year.” Grant Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star, was referring to the Atlanta Hawks when we spoke just a few days […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Atlanta Gas Prices: We’re Going To Have To Watch The Situation In The Mideast Carefully

Crude oil prices have moved considerably higher according to senior petroleum analyst Gregg LaskoskI with GasBuddy. It’s causing gasoline prices to move upward. But, even when prices are climbing somewhat, Laskoski says, when you put […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

Participants in the 2015 Sickle Cell Foundation Race and Walk in East Point, Ga (Photo courtesy of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

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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IMS: US Prescription Drug Spending Soared 13 Percent In 2014

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

04/14/2015

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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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Autonsider Reviews: 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L SH-AWD TECH

This is the longest name that I’ve ever seen from Acura, but to be fair, this car may have the longest list of safety features that I’ve ever seen too. Click here for full list. […]

WAOK-AM–03/12/2015

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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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