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Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and...

By Todd Lookingbill and Peter Smallwood University of Richmond/The Conversation The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to...

Ga. medical marijuana law offers new opportunities for minority businesses

Tianna Smith sounds like a marketing executive when she talks about the entrepreneurial opportunity she sees in once-forbidden products like medical marijuana and hemp. “As...

Lawmaker pitches bill allowing college athletes to be paid

A Georgia Democrat says he plans to file a bill that would allow Georgia Bulldogs and other college athletes to be paid for the...

Will Ga. House bet on expanding gambling to casinos, horse racing?

State Rep. Ron Stephens, a Republican from Savannah, says this will be the year legalized gambling in Georgia takes a great leap forward –...

U.S. Supreme Court appears split as justices weigh landmark LGBTQ case

WASHINGTON – Key conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to the argument that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear LGBTQ rights cases on Tuesday

WASHINGTON -- Can employers legally fire people simply because they’re gay, lesbian or transgender? That is the question at the crux of a trio of...

Opponents of Ga. ‘tampon tax’ vow to press lawmakers in 2020

Deborah McCarthy’s school district chipped in some money for tampons, pads and other period products, and when that didn’t cover the requests coming from...

Legislation aims to boost rural transit options for older Georgians

Shirley Brown was out three dollars when the public shuttle delivered her to the doctor’s office in Newnan too early for a recent appointment....

Metro Atlanta nonprofit brushes aside criticism over free adoptions

Metro Atlanta’s public shelters are turning to the appeal of free adoptions in hopes of freeing up space after a surge of animals overwhelmed...

Georgia Recorder stories picked up by other outlets – and that’s...

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