Author: Teri

Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 15

Good morning! If you haven’t had a moment to read Holly’s piece on knowledge and learning (and book burning) in Georgia, that should be your first stop. The Golden Ray will have to be disassembled in the St. Simons Sound. The Libertarian Party of Georgia is appealing a ruling that upholds Georgia’s ballot access laws.

Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 8

Good morning! Senator Isakson hopes that our presiding stable genius, he of the great and unmatched wisdom, will rethink his approach to the Middle East. The University System of Georgia’s health insurance will now cover gender-affirmation surgery. Meet DeKalb County’s first female police chief. Further judicial review is necessary to determine whether guns can coexist

Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 1

Happy birthday, President Carter! The General Assembly, the governing body that creates the state’s appropriations legislation, politely requests that the Governor’s office share the plans that state agencies submitted to the Governor’s office in response to his request that they cut spending by 4% this year, and 6% next year. (Here’s a primer for how

Sterigenics – in Illinois – Will Permanently Close

Earlier today, the medical sterilization company Sterigenics announced that they will permanently close their facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, attributing the decision to “the unstable legislative and regulatory landscape in Illinois.” Sterigencs has been in the Atlanta news since a story broke in July detailing the Georgia EPD’s decision to not inform residents near the Cobb

Livestream the House & Senate Joint Budget Hearings!

National Daughter Day, a completely made up holiday that Hallmark hasn’t yet managed to monetize and probably only exists to bolster facial recognition algorithms, was yesterday. Thus, I hereby declare today to be National Hearing Day! Yes, there’s a Really Big Deal hearing happening in Washington today – maybe you’re listening or watching right now!

First Vaping Death Confirmed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the state’s first vaping-related death earlier today. DPH announced previously that they were investigating nine cases of lung illnesses related to vaping; as of September 19, the CDC was tracking more than 530 cases of vaping-related lung injuries, with seven confirmed fatalities. Unlike most of the reported cases,

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 24

Good morning! The Cobb County School Board is at (partisan) odds over eliminating the open comment period for school board members at the close of their meetings. Increased diversity may be the key to addressing declining enrollment at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus in Savannah. The Statesboro Herald will reduce publishing from six days a week

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 17

…and some art, since I’m writing these on September 16. It’s election day in parts of Fulton County and the City of Atlanta! We’ve established that Georgia is in play in 2020 – possibly for a Democratic Presidential debate. We have the initial results of air quality testing in Cobb and Fulton Counties. The good

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 10

Good morning! Yesterday US News ranked Agnes Scott College as the nation’s most innovative liberal arts college, and having the best experience for first-year students. And kudos to Spelman for being the top HBCU in the country (womens colleges FTW), and to Morehouse, Tech, Emory, Georgia State, UGA, and Mercer for their recognitions and for

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 3

Good morning! If you live east of I-95, you know what to do: be safe, and go with the contraflow. We’re still not sure exactly where Dorian will go next, and the wanton nature of hurricanes is precisely what makes them so lethal. Here are the latest updates from Savannah. Here’s what you might expect