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Obama Administration Delays Healthcare Enrollment

Washington (WAOK/Fox News) — President Barack Obama has decided to push back the date for the second round of enrollment under his Affordable Care Act. The original date set for October 15, 2014 was pushed […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2013

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Dekalb County Government Style To Be Debated

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May has announced that the county will hold three meetings to get input from residents regarding re-structuring the counties government. Dekalb county is the only county in […]

WAOK-AM–11/12/2013

Allentown Gym Provides Haven For Disadvantaged Urban Youth

New Measure Places Poverty Rate At 1 to 6

Washington (WAOK/AP) — A new measure designed to provide a large spectrum of who poverty is affecting and how many are being affected has found that over 3 million more people are being affected by […]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2013

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Two Atlanta City Council Incumbents Lose

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The makeup of the Atlanta City Council will remain virtually unchanged over the next four years. All incumbent councilmembers won reelection except two. Councilman Aaron Watson was defeated by former city council member Mary Norwood […]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been elected to a second term. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Re-Elected

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was elected to a second term, defeating three little-known challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing a key city in the South.

11/06/2013

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Splost On Ballot In Cobb & Gwinnett

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Municipal elections will be held today in almost all municipalities in Georgia. In Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, residents will be voting on SPLOST. SPLOST, short for Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax, is a tax […]

WAOK-AM–11/05/2013

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Fulton County Voting System Misidentifies Felons

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — Fulton County officials have notified numerous residents that they may not be eligible to vote due to information stating that they were convicted felons. The issue with these notifications is that these […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2013

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Senator Fort Concerned About Software Issue Causing Problems For Voters

Atlanta (WAOK) — State Senator Vincent Fort says he is very concerned about irregularities with voter registration forms in Fulton County. Fulton County election officials say  a new web-based system has caused hundreds of people within the […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2013

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Atlanta Mayors Embroiled In Battle

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — The race for Atlanta City Council has developed into more than just a simple run for election for the seat. The campaigns of Andre Dickens and H. Lamar Willis have turned into […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2013

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Post-Shutdown, Few Concrete Budget Proposals Between Parties

Democrats and Republicans running in 2014 have been generous with their criticism after the latest short-term deal to keep the governing running and pay U.S. debts.

10/27/2013