Educator training programs in Georgia would not contain diversity, equity and inclusion terms, if the Georgia Professional Standards Commission decides this month to remove them.
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Court Battle Ends with Major Implications for Wetlands in GA, U.S.
More than 7.7 million acres in Georgia are wetlands, and groups aware of their value to the environment are worried the watery acreage might be in jeopardy after a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Georgia’s Air Polluted With Fewer Emissions As Coal-Fired Electricity Production Winds Down
A new report released this week offers a rare bit of positive climate news: Overall greenhouse emissions in Georgia declined 5% from 2017 to 2021, due largely to the state’s largest electric utility moving away from coal.
It’s a Wrap: Georgia Governor Signs Off on 250-Plus Bills by Deadline
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed legislation that would have allowed legislators to control tuition hikes at public universities ahead of Monday’s deadline for signing or rejecting legislation passed by the General Assembly.
Group Explores Ways to Have Difficult Conversations in Divisive Times
At a time when it’s easy to find something to disagree about, whether it’s politics or social issues, one organization is working to help others have more productive conversations about divisive topics.
Georgia Issues a Few Medical Cannabis Licenses at Last, Giving Patients Access ‘Very Soon’
After years of waiting, thousands of patients on Georgia’s medical cannabis registry may soon be able to legally receive their medicine.
Georgia Food Banks Gear Up for Summertime Demand a Year After Pandemic Food Stamp Benefits Ended
Since last summer, thousands of Georgians have turned to food banks, kitchens and shelters in order to make up for the loss of extra federal food stamp benefits that kept them from going hungry during the worst of the pandemic.
Georgia’s SB 140 Seen as Serious Threat to LGBTQ+ Youth
New legislation in Georgia targeting gender-affirming health care for transgender minors has health professionals and LGBTQ+ advocates on high alert.
Georgia Lawmakers Play the Heavy, Raising Weight Limits for Big-Rig Cargo
The agricultural and forestry trucking industry scored a major victory this week in the waning minutes of the 2023 Georgia Legislative session with the passage of a law that increases their freight load capacity.
Better Broadband Would Minimize Healthcare Gaps in Georgia
A half-million Georgians face the reality of inadequate internet access, according to the state’s broadband annual report.