Rural lawmakers push broadband, hospital transparency
Lawmakers just wrapped up another session where rural Georgia’s economic woes loomed large, with many bills being cast – some more convincingly than others – as a lift for the state’s small towns. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times        Read more
Pollen season not slowing down
Pollen counts have been high this spring, and those who suffer from seasonal allergies will see little relief in the coming days, according to Pam Knox, an agricultural climatologist at the University of Georgia. Read the full article: Rockdale Citizen           Read more
For some in jails and prisons, diabetes has meant a death sentence
Douglas Brown was among at least a dozen people who have died in Georgia’s prisons and jails over the last decade due to diabetic ketoacidosis, a first-of-a-kind investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found. Read the full article: Read more
Lawsuit alleges jail confines women with mental illness
Disability-rights advocates are suing the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office over its treatment of female inmates with mental illness at the South Fulton Municipal Regional Jail in Union City. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Lawrenceville woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud
A Lawrenceville woman must pay $150,000 to Georgia Medicaid after pleading guilty to defrauding the health insurance program. Read the full article: Gwinnett Daily Post  Read more

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