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Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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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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Accused Killer Of Cobb Couple “Not The Type People That Live In My District”

A 28-year-old man from Telfair County, Georgia, is charged with malice murder and armed robbery in the deaths of Marietta couple Bud and June Runion. Police say that Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns was likely the […]

WAOK-AM–01/27/2015

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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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Georgia’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Organization on a Resurgence

The Georgia NAACP says it is serious about training the next set of civil rights leaders. State Conference Chairman Dr. Francys Johnson says, “Our country is at a crossroads” and that they want to “ensure […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal answers questions from the media during a news conference at the Capitol building on Feb. 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. (credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Governor’s Recommendations On Child Welfare Reform

ATLANTA (WAOK)– Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has released his final report of recommendations from the Child Welfare Reform Council, which was formed to improve the state’s Division of Family and Children Services. In the recommendations, […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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[VIDEO] Dr. Bernice King Talks About Ferguson And The Movie “Selma”

I sat down today with Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. She is also CEO of the The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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2015 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Events

The King Center has planned a number of events and activities to celebrate the 2015 MLK Holiday. It will be the 29th Holiday Celebration commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday. Below are events that […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2015

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How To Join A Ferguson Protest In Atlanta

Various protests are planned in Atlanta in response to the grand jury’s decision in Missouri. The panel decided that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the August 9, 2014, shooting death […]

11/25/2014

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