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As Georgia's November midterm elections steadily approach, GPB's Morning Edition is taking a look at the importance of the offices on the ballot and why Georgians should turn out to vote in these races.

Powered By The People is a weekly series where GPB-Atlanta host Leah Fleming speaks with political voices from around the state to give listeners a better idea about the offices that could impact their futures.

This week, we examine the role of the Lieutenant Governor in Georgia, a seperate election from the nationally scrutinized Governor's race. 

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  • Paper Ballot Decision Pending
  • Georgia Red Cross Volunteers Deploy For Florence Recovery
  • Parks & Trails Network Proposed Along Chattahoochee River

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  • Georgia Dodges High Winds, Heavy Rain of Tropical Storm Florence
  • Georgia Department of Corrections Admits Underpaying Overtime
  • Food Production Hub Coming To Middle Georgia  


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  • Hurricane Florence Poses Minimal Risk To Georgia
  • Atlanta City Council Discusses The Future Of The Gulch
  • College Football Teams Adjust Weekend Schedules

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  • East Georgia Communities Brace For Hurricane Florence Rain
  • Charter School Explains New Corporal Punishment Policy
  • Federal Judge Mulls Case For Paper Ballots  


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  • Hurricane Florence Will Impact Georgia
  • Attorneys: State Can't Take Over Hartsfield Jackson Airport Until 2036
  • GBI Sends Atlanta City Hall Open Records Probe Results To Attorney General

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  • Gov. Deal Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane Florence
  • Abrams, Kent Schedule Two Debates
  • Hearing On Switch To Paper Ballots Underway

  • Hurricane Florence Brings Dangerous Rip Currents To Georgia Coast
  • Black Health Conference Takes Place In Atlanta
  • Braves, Cobb County Reach Settlement After Financial Disagreement


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  • New GM At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Atlanta
  • Hurricane Florence

As Georgia's November midterm elections steadily approach, GPB's Morning Edition is taking a look at the importance of the offices on the ballot and why Georgians should turn out to vote in these races.

Powered By The People is a weekly series where GPB-Atlanta host Leah Fleming speaks with political voices from around the state to give listeners a better idea about the offices that could impact their futures.


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  • Augusta Enacts Smoking Ban
  • Organization Calls For Transparency In Ambulance Provider Selection Process
  • Christian University In GA. Cuts Ties With Nike

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday Sept. 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

  • Senator Isaskon Calls For Gubernatorial Candidates To Focus On Georgia Veterans
  • UGA Bulldogs Topple South Carolina, GA Southern Defeates UMass In College Football
  • Georgia Power Customers Will Recieve Third $25 Bill Credit From Plant Vogtle Expansion


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  • Tropical Storm Florence Could Cause Dangerous Waters Off Georgia's Coast 
  • Atlanta Could Draw Another Corporate Headquarters
  • Sea Turtles Nests Are On The Rise Over Three Decades 


This weekend, thousands of music fans will gather at Central Park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward to attend ONE Musicfest.

 

Organizers say it’s the Southeast’s largest two-day, urban progressive music festival.

 

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  • Mayor Bottoms Cancels Agreement To House ICE Detainees At City Jail
  • Augusta Boarding House For Homeless And Indigent Ordered Closed
  • Former Atlanta Police Officer Re-Indicted On Felony Murder Charge

  • Voter Rights Coalition Begins "Save Our Democracy" Tour In Georgia
  • Sonny Perdue Addresses New Program To Assist Farmers In Wake Of Tarrifs
  • Atlanta Falcons Open NFL Season In Nationally Televised  Rematch Against Philly


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  • President Donald Trump Says Sonny Perdue Led Him to Endorse Brian Kemp
  • Coalitions Launches "Save Our Democracy" Voter Education Tour
  • Pentago Releases Name of Fallen Fort Benning Soldier  

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  • $50m To Georgia Farmers To Cover Tariff Losses
  • Record Number Of Children In Georgia Foster Care System
  • Project Chronicles South's LGBTQ History


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  • Atlanta Mayor's Office Publishes Two Years of Public Spending
  • After Years of Debate, Augusta Seeks New Ambulance Service
  • 14 year-old Tennis Star Who Grew Up In Atlanta Wows At U.S. Open 


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  • New Atlanta Web Portal To Show Government Spending
  • Contentious Debate For Rights To Provide Augusta Ambulance Service
  • Braves Try Again Against Red Sox Tonight At SunTrust Park

  • Atlanta Dream Play Final Game Of WNBA Semifinal Series Tonight
  • Family Of Aretha Franklin Calls Atlanta Pastor's Eulogy 'Disrespectful'
  • DragonCon In Atlanta Hosted 80,000 Fans And Raised $85k For Local Charity


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  • Reward Offered In Confederate Monument Vandalization 
  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice To Be Sworn In
  • Atlanta Dream One Win Away From WNBA Finals Berth

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  • Kasim Reed Defends Half Million Dollars In Bonus Payments
  • Confederate Avenue New Name Selected
  • S.A.F.E. Commission Views New Voting System Options

  • Civil Rights Attorney Alleges Terrible Conditions For Mentally Ill Women Jailed In South Fulton
  • Stewart Detention Center's Parent Company Faces Class Action Lawsuit
  • UGA and Georgia Tech Kick Off The College Football Season On Saturday


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  • Convicted NSA Leaker Reality Winner 'Grateful' To President Trump
  • Former Medical Examiner Sentenced To 8 Years In 'Sex For Opiods' Scheme
  • Cumberland Island Featured On U.S. Mint Commemorative Coin

  • Federal Judge Will Hear Arguments Next Month On Changes To Georgia's Voting Machines 
  • Brian Kemp Outlines Plan To Cut Taxes For Veterans
  • Phillips Arena Becomes State Farm Arena After New Naming Deal


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  • New Name For Newly Renovated Philips Arena
  • Relocating Homeless People Who Sleep At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • More Toll Lanes For Cobb County

www.afuarichardson.com

Afua Richardson is an artist, musician, and performer who will be attending DragonCon in Atlanta this week.

She's one of the artists behind the World of Wakanda comic book series.

 

Afua is also working on a graphic novel that details the early life and work of civil rights icon and U.S. Representative John Lewis of Atlanta, titled 'RUN.'

 

 


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