After nine years, traffic deaths rising
By the end of 2015, more than 1,300 people will have died on Georgia roads. One of out evey four fatalities resulted from drunken driving.
Great Recession forced belt-tightening
Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent.
Atlanta's mortality is higher than the national average but on the decline
The number of people in Atlanta dying from HIV and AIDS declined 59 percent between 2004 and 2012.
Nation goal: 12 percent smoking in 2020
While the smoking rate nationally has fallen, more than 18 percent of Georgians still light up.
Alzheimer's a major public health concern
Drinking champagne could help prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Many states offer tax breaks to seniors
Georgia is one of the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees.
Lawmakers were looking for transportation funds
Electric car sales in Georgia have dropped dramatically since a $5,000 tax credit was eliminated and a $200 annual registration fee was imposed July 1.
Is it time to get your flu shot?
Georgia has the highest flu activity in the country.
County government, as a whole, not as diverse
The racial and ethnic makeup of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office mirrors the community it serves.
Just under half of city households spend 30 percent of their income on housing
Tens of thousands of Atlanta households pay more than 30 percent of their income towards rent.
Question being asked: Is there a war on cops?
"Eighty-three law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year. Twenty-four of them were shot and killed in cold blood."
Test was at center of cheating scandal, too
Georgia’s CRCT "set some of the lowest expectations for student proficiency in the nation."
Falcons keep naming rights money
Buying the naming rights to the new Falcons stadium is the largest marketing deal in Mercedes-Benz history.
Mayor Reeds wants shelter closed
"Peachtree and Pine is one of the leading sites for tuberculosis in the nation."
Scholars: Ruling didn't change Constitution's pastor protections
There is debate among constitutional scholars about whether the First Amendment will continue to protect faith leaders from being forced to perform marriages against their religious beliefs.
Many urban dwellers sweet on idea of backyard chickens
Caution: Kissing and cuddling chickens can be hazardous to your health.
The goal is uniform standards promoting professionalism
Georgia has more than 700 law enforcement agencies, and fewer than 20 percent of them are state-certified.
Braves play ball in Cobb starting in 2017
Cobb County businesses have already been awarded contracts worth $250 million on construction of a new Braves stadium.
Stats show need for testing
Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. And that can be up to 10 years after they first are infected with HIV.
Lighnting strikes bring homeowners' claims
Georgia residents file the most insurance claims for lightning strikes in the country.
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