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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

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Georgia Capitol Statue To Be Moved

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK.) — Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered a statue of a controversial Georgia politician and publisher moved from a prominent spot at the Capitol. Deal signed an executive order this month, saying the Thomas […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2013

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In Focus Atlanta: Dekalb County Interim CEO Lee May

Atlanta (WAOK) — In light of immoral, unethical, and criminal conduct in numerous positions of power within Dekalb County, Lee May has made it his duty to “be forward thinking and…look out into the future […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2013

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New Policy Set For Airline Travelers Caught With Guns

Atlanta (WAOK/WSBTV) — Chief Magistrate Court Judge Wanda Dallas has changed the policy for people caught with handguns that are traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It is a change for the airport that led the […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Congressman Sanford Bishop Treated For Cancer

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — United States Representative Sanford Bishop announced on Friday that has stated that he has been undergoing treatment for a throat tumor since last month. After noticing a small lump in his neck […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Early Voting Is Underway

Atlanta (WAOK)- Election Day will be here in just a few weeks.  For residents of Fulton County, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties this election will see several opportunities to change your representation. You will […]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2013

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Angela Tuck: He Lied, Cheated And Helped Bankrupt A Great City

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — the self-proclaimed “hip-hop mayor” and the son of a former Congresswoman – was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison Thursday for running a criminal enterprise that cost taxpayers […]

WAOK-AM–10/11/2013

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Mayor Kasim Reed Atlanta’s Top Fundraiser

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC)– With money being a major indication into who will be elected as Mayor of Atlanta, current Mayor Kasim Reed seems primed for re-election. Municipal elections are less than a month away, and Reed […]

WAOK-AM–10/09/2013

Members of Rainbow Push Coalition, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson (R) speak at a rally.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2 Dozen Protest Federal Shutdown Outside CDC

About two dozen people protested outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday afternoon, trying to cast a harsh spotlight on the temporary federal shutdown.

10/08/2013

Government Shutdown

Problems Loom for Meal Programs Amidst Government Shutdown

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC) — After losing upwards of 15% of their funding due to across-the-board federal spending cuts that occurred earlier this year, the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, which provides daily lunches to Meals on Wheels […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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