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Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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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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Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

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Stacey Abrams: We Will Not Stay Quiet And Be Accused Of Things We Did Not Do

Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) says attorneys for her organization, New Georgia Project, have reached an agreement with the Georgia secretary of state’s office. The agreement is to begin the production of […]

WAOK-AM–09/29/2014

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Georgia Moral Mondays Begin Next Week

Starting Monday, January 13, Moral Monday’s will begin in Georgia. A movement in which activists from across the state will descend on the state capitol to protest for moral issues such as Medicaid, Unemployment Benefits, […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2014

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