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.
Bill exists but that's about it
While Americans pray for Paris, the government has acted on mandatory national vaccinations.
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.
Potential for more but destined to be a bit player
"Our state has no major rivers to produce big hydropower."
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.
Right up there with deals from Nigerian princes
"How is a misogynist bigot of epic proportions (like U.S. Rep. Steven Smith) allowed to serve?"
Is it time to get your flu shot?
Georgia has the highest flu activity in the country.
No suds to go
Brewpubs can't sell growlers of their beer to customers.
Is South the HIV/AIDS epicenter?
HIV/AIDS is "dramatically on the rise in the U.S. South."
Careful wording and broad interpretation drive up number
"The oil and natural gas industry provides or supports 141,600 jobs in Georgia."
Iran deal controversial
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry agreed "to lift Iran’s economic and arms sanctions without any proof of change in conduct."
What would Kanye drive?
Pope Francis uses a modest compact car to get around, while Creflo Dollar drives an expensive sports car.
Vegas oddsmakers favor Bulldogs
Alabama’s Crimson Tide will be the underdog in Saturday’s game against the Georgia Bulldogs, the first time in 72 consecutive games that Alabama has not been favored by oddsmakers to win.
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.
One served but came out after election
No openly gay man has ever been elected to the Georgia Legislature.
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.
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