House wants more state money for public health, nursing homes
Georgia House lawmakers want to shift more money into public health and nursing homes, saying the state needs to spend more in response to the coronavirus pandemic. House appropriations subcommittees on Tuesday made proposed changes to the current year’s budget, a yearly ritual that’s on a fast track in... Read more
Georgia reports more cases of virus variant
Georgia officials have now identified five cases of a COVID-19 variant in the state, raising the urgency to get people vaccinated. State Department of Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey reported the latest figure at a news conference Thursday. It’s up from one variant case earlier this month. Read the full... Read more
Feds agree temporarily to not depart immigrant women who alleged abuse
The U.S. government has agreed temporarily not to deport detained immigrant women who have alleged being abused by a rural Georgia gynecologist, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Read the full article: Associated Press  Read more
Loeffler quarantining after mixed test results
U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is quarantining after receiving mixed results from recent coronavirus tests, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. David Perdue in Gainesville. Read the full article: Associated Press  Read more
Raffensperger isolates after wife tests positive for virus
As Georgia counties prepare for a hand tally of the presidential race, the state’s top elections official plans to quarantine after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Thursday. An audit of one race is required before election results are certified by the state, and Georgia Secretary... Read more

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