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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 14, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ April 14 The Daily Citizen-News on the federal income tax filing deadline extension: For many people who have procrastinated, panic sets in during the middle of...

Republican contractor Kelvin King announces 2022 Senate bid

Apr. 12, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kelvin King, a contractor who was a prominent Black supporter of President Donald Trump, has become the first Republican to announce a challenge to Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Warnock, who defeated Republican Kelly Loeffler in...

Biden sees `win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the...

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — About two dozen protesters turned out near Augusta National on Saturday, objecting to Georgia's new voting law during the third round of the Masters. The group held signs that said “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights,” drawing...

Augusta National plays through debate over Ga voting law

Apr. 07, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — While a tempest brews outside Magnolia Lane over Georgia’s voting rights law, Augusta National would prefer to keep the focus on blooming azaleas, pimento cheese sandwiches and tricky greens. That strategy has served the home of the Masters well in...

Moderation, sometimes, for Georgia GOP despite voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a supernova of criticism over Georgia's new voting law, Republicans are still trying to appeal to swing voters in a state where Democrats have now proved they can win. As the last minutes of the 2021 General Assembly ticked away Wednesday, a bill...

EXPLAINER: What does Georgia's new GOP election law do?

Apr. 02, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The sweeping rewrite of Georgia's election rules represents the first big set of changes since former President Donald Trump's repeated, baseless claims of fraud following his presidential loss to Joe Biden. Georgia has been at the center of that storm....

Amid glow open day, cloud looms over MLB All-Star Game

Apr. 02, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid the glow of baseball's opening day, there is a cloud looming over the All-Star Game still more than three months away. Georgia’s new voting law — which critics say unfairly limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color — has...

Georgia lawmakers move to loosen gun laws after shootings

Mar. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state senators voted 34-18 on Monday for a bill that loosens the state's gun laws less than two weeks after police say a man bought a gun and killed eight people at three different massage businesses. Although some Democrats introduced measures to...

Rallies in Atlanta, nation against hate after spa shootings

Mar. 25, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A diverse crowd gathered Saturday near the Georgia state Capitol to demand justice for the victims of recent shootings at massage businesses and to denounce racism, xenophobia and misogyny. Hundreds of people of all ages and varied racial and ethnic...