Public health officials to screen for coronavirus at Atlanta airport
Public health officials will start screening for cases of the new coronavirus at two more airports this week: O’Hare International in Chicago and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. It’s part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s escalated response to the respiratory illness, which has sickened hundreds and killed at least... Read more
Georgia ag chief warns budget cuts will reduce food inspections
Most state agency heads who appeared before legislative budget writers Tuesday vowed to do more with less to meet the spending-reduction targets Gov. Brian Kemp has set for them. But Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black warned job losses in his department could seriously hamper the state’s No.1 industry.... Read more
Kemp aiming three bills at human trafficking
Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday unveiled the specifics of a crackdown on human trafficking he proposed in more broad terms in last week’s State of the State address to the General Assembly. Kemp asked the legislature to support three bills that would tighten restrictions in existing state law targeting... Read more
Lawmakers push for transparency in hospital finances
State lawmakers, it seems, have set their sights on making the operations of nonprofit hospitals more transparent. And that’s making some waves. Read the full article: WABE  Read more
Cold air invades Georgia, South
A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many Southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open warming shelters. Read the full article: Rome News-Tribune Read more

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