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State News
  • N.C. farmers lead country on legal foreign workers

    As a push to change U.S. immigration laws stalls, North Carolina farmers have proven adept at legally bringing thousands of temporary agricultural laborers into the United States using a specialized visa program.

    April 12, 2014

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

    Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts — one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.

    April 12, 2014

  • Deal backs medical marijuana trials

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

    April 11, 2014

  • Perdue apologizes to Handel for education comment

    A candidate for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat has apologized for suggesting that his opponent’s lack of a college degree makes her less qualified for the position.

    April 10, 2014

  • Thieves break into firefighters’ cars during calls

     Firefighters near Atlanta believe their personal cars are being targeted by thieves while they’re away fighting fires and responding to emergencies.

    April 6, 2014

  • Eagle population continues steady growth

    During a late-March aerial survey by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, more than 25 bald eagle nests were counted in northeastern Georgia. All but three represented viable adults and chicks.

    April 6, 2014

  • Private company selling Georgia crash records

    State officials say selling crash reports to a private company has saved time and money, but some drivers cite concerns over costs and privacy.

    April 6, 2014

  • Body of missing metro Atlanta woman found in woods

    Police in suburban Atlanta say the body of a missing 26-year-old woman has been recovered in Gwinnett County.

    April 6, 2014

  • Shots fired at suburban Atlanta Waffle House

    Police say they’re searching for a man accused of prompting an police-involved shooting at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House.

    April 6, 2014

  • Researchers use drone for fish population surveys

    Off the coast of Georgia, researchers and pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently tested the ability of a small unmanned aircraft -- a drone -- to conduct fish population surveys.

    April 5, 2014