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  • School Safety Top Of Mind As Students Return To Class
  • Higher Than Usual Tides Test New Road Connecting Tybee Island
  • Two With Georgia Ties Enter NFL Hall Of Fame

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On this edition of Political Rewind, competing visions for creating a better future for Americans are being showcased in Atlanta this weekend.


  • State Hosts Transparency Workshop
  • Another E-Scooter Death In Atlanta
  • Synagogue Vandalized In Columbus

Emily Jones / GPB News

Just above the Florida border, there’s a vast — and famous — swamp: the Okefenokee. It’s more than 400,000 acres of wilderness, with black water, pine and cypress trees, endangered woodpeckers and more.


  • Georgia Moves Forward With Partial Medicaid Expansion
  • Historic Monuments To  Get Context Markers
  • Atlanta Gets Grant To Attract Investment In Distressed Areas

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, from aboard the International Space Station, shared this image of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10, taken as the orbiting laboratory flew over the massive storm.
Ricky Arnold / NASA

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center monitor storm systems in the ocean long before they threaten land, and often identify tropical cyclones long before they become hurricanes.

Storms like this only get names once they reach the level of a tropical storm, which have sustained wind speeds of 39 to 73 mph.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, warning signs emerge that Gov. Brian Kemp’s plans for a partial expansion of Medicaid in Georgia may not win full support from the federal government and could cost far more than the state may be able to pay.

  • Cobb County Residents Concerned About Toxic Emissions
  • Georgia Attractive For Aerospace Manufacturers
  • Atlanta Dream Return From All-Star Break tonight

GPB Evening Headlines For July 30, 2019

Jul 30, 2019

  • Georgia Power Orders Fuel For New Plant Vogtle Reactor
  • Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger Speaks On New Voting Machines
  • Georgia, South Carolina Commit $1.29 Million To Joint Port


Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., along with religious leaders, from left, Rev. Bill Owens, Rev. Dean Nelson and Bishop Harry Jackson, speaks at the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, as the chorus of critics grow louder for what they say are President Trump’s racist pronouncements, hear why Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says the criticisms are wrong.


Climate Central

Intense heat is getting worse with climate change as small increases in temperature can magnify extremes, according to a study by Climate Central, an independent organization of scientists and journalists reporting about climate change and its public impact.

Around the globe, it’s been another summer of blistering heat. Just last month, GPB reported that Georgia could see an average of 77 days each year with a heat index over 105 degrees by the end of the century, according to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

That’s compared to an average of four days a year from 1971 to 2000.

  • FAA Investigating Hartsfield Jackson Airport Money Trail
  • New Medical College Opening In South Georgia 
  • Ransomware Attack Continues Impacting GA State Patrol

  • Georgia Awards New Voting Machine Contract To Dominion Voting Systems
  • Sentencing Delayed For Ex-APD Cop After PTSD Diagnosis Revealed
  • Georgia Department Of Public Safety Hit With Ransomware Attack


  • Isakson To Miss Key Senate Votes
  • Georgia Dept. Of Public Safety Targeted By Hackers
  • Citizen-Led Pollinator Survey Set For Georgia

Store surveillance video shows a confrotation between a state lawmaker and Publix shopper.
GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, allegations presented by Rep. Erica Thomas, as the victim of a racist taunt in a Cobb County supermarket, now appear to have unfolded differently than she described. What do the furiously partisan responses to the story tell us about the current political climate?


  • Gov. Kemp Names New Juvenile Justice Leader
  • No Cause Of Death Determined For Beached Pilot Whales
  • Federal Court Hearings Continue Today In GA Voting Machine Case

  • HUD Secretary Carson Talks Affordable Housing In Atlanta
  • Protestors Call For Safer Streets For Bicyclists, Scooter Riders
  • Judge Dismisses Savannah Tour Guide Tax Challenge

  • Groups File Motion To Block Georgia 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law
  • Judge Orders Improvements To A Fulton County Jail
  • Georgia Chamber Of Commerce Highlights Rural Development Issues In North Georgia


In this June 19, 2013, file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. When special counsel Mueller testifies before Congress it will be a moment many have been waiting for, but it comes with risk for Democrats.
J. Scott Applewhite, file / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Robert Mueller will give his highly anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill tomorrow. With four members on the House Judiciary Committee from Georgia, what roles will they play during the hearing? 


  • Lawyers Ask Judge To Prevent Heartbeat Law From Going Into Effect
  • Sheraton Atlanta To Remain Closed Until Mid-August After Legionnaires Disease Outbreak
  • Georgia Schools To Experiment With Milestones Test Alternatives

  • Georgia Schools Given OK To Move Away From Year-End Tests 
  • Atlanta-Based Equifax Announces $700 Million Settlement After Data Breach
  • Emory University Edges Out Delta As Largest Employer In Metro Atlanta


GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, a newly released poll offers clues about Georgian’s opinions on how Gov. Brian Kemp is performing in office, their feelings towards President Trump, and which Democratic presidential candidate is their current top choice. 


  • Equifax Agrees To $700m Data Breach Settlement
  • Sen. Isakson Returns To Georgia For Rehab
  • Atlanta BB&T Tennis Open Underway

GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, a state commissioned study shows Georgia faces a major challenge in providing health coverage to its poorer residents. The report will be used by officials to draft waivers for expanding medicaid and insurance protections.


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The Army Corps of Engineers is extending the deadline for public comments on a proposal to mine for minerals near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

The new deadline is Sept. 12, an additional 30 days from the original deadline of Aug. 13.

  • Georgia Added 20K Jobs In June
  • Senator Isakson Hospitalized After Fall At Washington D.C. Home
  • Study Says Atlanta One Of America's Most Gentrified Cities 

Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

Georgia added more than 20,000 jobs in June, pushing the state to a new record high.

According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Georgia currently has more than 4.6 million jobs.

“The numbers for June are very impressive,” Butler said. “We set yet another record for jobs, fewer people filed unemployment claims and our number of employed residents is climbing. There’s plenty to be encouraged about in the June report.”

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Sam Olens ran two successful statewide campaigns for attorney general and chose not to confront the anti-semitic slurs directed at him from some voters, a decision he now regrets.


  • Mayor Bottoms Testifies On Capitol Hill Today
  • Atlanta Jail Taskforce Holds First Meeting
  • Pilot Whales Beach Themselves On St. Simons Island

SAS-2018-00554 Twin Pines Minerals Standard Permit Application

A company from Alabama wants to mine for heavy minerals in South Georgia, near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The Army Corps of Engineers is taking comment from the public now. GPB host Rickey Bevington spoke with reporter Emily Jones about the proposal.


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