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#QuestionsForKeisha: Atlanta's Mayor Talks Preserving Trees, Mentoring Kids And Being An Introvert

In this month's edition of #QuestionsForKeisha with Rickey Bevington, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answers your questions on issues ranging from redeveloping the Gulch, preserving the city's tree canopy, attracting and retaining police officers and where to put a statue of hometown sports hero, Evander Holyfield.

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In this month's edition of #QuestionsForKeisha with Rickey Bevington, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answers your questions on issues ranging from redeveloping the Gulch, preserving the city's tree canopy, attracting and retaining police officers and where to put a statue of hometown sports hero, Evander Holyfield.


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Monday marks four years since 12 members of the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, welcomed a young white man to join their bible study group. When their eyes shut for a closing prayer, he pulled out a Glock pistol and fired 77 rounds, killing nine people.

In the days and weeks that followed, the nation learned about the lives of the people killed in the racially motivated massacre. Families of some victims told the shooter they forgave him. Amid an outpouring of support for survivors, South Carolina legislators debated and voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House. 


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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday the city is looking for 100 men to serve as mentors as the city aims to increase participation in the “My Brother’s Keeper” program.

The mentors would work with young boys, ages 6 to 14, who are currently on a waiting list with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.


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Today on Political Rewind, with two recent appointments Gov. Brian Kemp looks to broaden and diversify Republican leadership in the state. 

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Georgia ranks 42nd for state health care system performance, according to a recent study by the Commonwealth fund, a private U.S. foundation that supports independent research on healthcare issues.

 

The state’s biggest downfall is the affordability and accessibility of its healthcare, which is measured through factors like the number of adults who are uninsured or go without care.

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