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Voters wait in line for early voting in Ohio (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Early Voting Tally passes 50,000 For Runoff

According to numbers gathered by the Secretary of State this past Wednesday, over 51,000 people have already voted before the July 22 Georgia runoff election. This tally is slightly behind the usual voting pace of […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2014

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New Georgia Laws In Effect

There will be multiple new Georgia laws going into effect today. July 1 has traditionally served as a big day for major legislation because it is connected to the start of the new fiscal year. […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

DFCS Faces Lawsuit After Teen Starves To Death

DFCS faces a $1 million lawsuit after a Georgia teen died from starvation. Ebony Berry is still behind bars after being charged with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter, Markea, in 2012. Berry was arrested […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2014

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Food Stamp Law Violates Federal Rules

The U. S. Department of Agriculture tells the state of Georgia on Tuesday that no law can be passed requiring a drug test from certain food stamp recipients. According to Robin Bailey, USDA Regional Administrator, […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: Bowe Bergdahl – Deserter Or Hero?

Last week the Obama administration announced the negotiated release of American P.O.W., Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl – and it has come with harsh criticisms. The US “swapped” five Taliban P.O.W.s from Guantanamo Bay to make this […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside people who will benefit from health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act in Washington, DC, October 1, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Law: Embrace, Avoid Or In Between For Dems

Democratic candidates are trying to figure out whether to embrace or avoid President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — or land somewhere in between.

05/25/2014

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Your Tires Could Be Deadly!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into the cases of expired tires that could potentially cause deadly traffic accidents. We’re accustomed to reading labels on many of the products that we purchase […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

A candidate for Congress in Georgia’s first district said that he’d “rather see another terrorist attack” on the United States than have the “jack boot” Transportation Security Administration screen him at the airport.  (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

House Candidate: I’d Rather See ‘Terrorist Attack’ Than Have TSA Screening

A candidate for Congress in Georgia’s first district said that he’d “rather see another terrorist attack” on the United States than have the “jack boot” Transportation Security Administration screen him at the airport.

05/07/2014

Is Your Child Safe?

Join WAOK’s AutoNsider, Daryl Killian and Financial Solutions Host Rob Wilson along with the City of Atlanta Fire-Rescue Department at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30314 Saturday, April 19th from 10am until 3pm. […]

WAOK-AM–04/18/2014

File photo of Gov. Nathan Deal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Deal Signs Prisoner Re-Entry Bill Into Law

(Atlanta)- Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society. Senate bill 365 was signed at a church in Gainesville by the Governor. deal said the legislation is meant […]

WAOK-AM–04/14/2014