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April Hunt

Staff Writer

April Hunt is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter who has worked as a government and political journalist in three states and one commonwealth. She has won multiple awards for her investigative work, most recently the 2013 Gannett Foundation Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism.

 

Email: ahunt@ajc.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from April Hunt

True

Atlanta's mortality is higher than the national average but on the decline

Mostly True

Potential for more but destined to be a bit player

True

One served but came out after election

True

Just under half of city households spend 30 percent of their income on housing

False

Immunizations don't exist for trivial illnesses

Recent stories from April Hunt

Readying for final GOP debate of 2015

The top nine candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination take to the stage Tuesday for the last debate of 2015. Before the contest airs at 8:30 p.m. on CNN, catch up here with the most recent-fact checks on candidate claims.

It's Election Day(s) for Lie of the Year

It’s that time again, to pick PolitiFact’s "winner" for Lie of the Year for 2015 and the coveted Readers' Choice award that counts your vote.

A primer on Trump before his second Georgia visit

Donald Trump returns to Georgia Monday, with a rally in Macon. PolitiFact Georgia is ready with fact-checks on claims from the GOP presidential contender.

About that big Thanksgiving meal ...

Just how hefty is the food on our tables this Thanksgiving - and some of the folks gathered there? Let PolitiFact serve up the answers.

Checking claims from the Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley squared off Saturday night in Iowa. See our latest fact-checks from the CBS Democratic presidential debate.

Democratic hopefuls back for second debate

The remaining three candidates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will appear in their second debate Saturday, just a week after the latest debate among the GOP contenders. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take the stage in Iowa at 9 p.m., and the debate will air live on CBS and its radio affiliates. Click on the headline to see a sampling of fact-checks on those candidates.

Reagan fact-check still tops in Georgia

A nearly three-year old check about President Reagan’s support of an assault weapon’s ban was PolitiFact Georgia’s most-read post in October. Looks into the Georgia Bulldogs’ odds of beating Alabama and the Twitter of account of a "Congressman" from Georgia also fared well.  

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

The weird and wacky Truth-O-Meters of late

National politics and claims from Georgia leaders have been keeping PolitiFact busy, but not so busy our scribes couldn't look into some stranger claims connected to the Peach State lately.  

Democrats to take debate stage

The first official debate of the 2016 Democratic race for president airs in prime-time Tuesday night from Las Vegas. The debate, which airs live at 9 p.m. on CNN, features frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. PolitiFact will live Tweet during the debates and share fact-checks we’ve done of the candidates’ past statements. Check them a sampling below.