Juan Rodriguez

GPB News Intern

Atlanta Mayor's Race Too Close To Call

Dec 5, 2017
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Keisha Lance Bottoms declared herself the next mayor of Atlanta early Wednesday morning while her opponent, Mary Norwood, called for a recount.

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There are roughly one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease and approximately 60,000 being diagnosed each year. It can cause people’s hands to tremor, muscles to stiffen or make walking difficult. A group in suburban Atlanta isn’t letting this slow them down and is lacing up their boxing gloves to fight back.

With the help of Coach Paul Delgado at his Sandy Springs gym, the PD Gladiators are combating Parkinson’s disease with boxing.

Irma: Recovery Continues; 158k Without Power In Georgia

Sep 11, 2017

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University, expects moderate job growth for the rest of 2017.

Dhawan issued his forecast for the third quarter on Wednesday, August 23. He says that Georgia’s income and job growth has been affected due to domestic demand driven sectors, such as hospitality, retail and education, not showing much growth.

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In a recently published study, researchers at Georgia Tech, Emory and Duke examined pollution levels drivers are exposed to inside their vehicles during rush hour in Atlanta. Counter to their expectations, researchers found that drivers are exposed to a significant amount of dangerous pollutants during those times.

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A new law that will help fight the opioid crisis in Georgia will go into effect on July 1.

House Bill 249 was sent to the governor on April 7 after making it through the House with a vote of 164-9 and through the Senate with a vote of 50-0.

“The overall goal of passing the law is really to reduce prescription drug abuse and enhance patient safety,” said Dr. Steven Walsh, president of the Medical Association of Georgia.