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Ethics, abortion on primary ballot

Ethics, abortion and casino gambling are among the issues Georgia's Republican and Democratic parties are asking their voters to weigh in on this primary election season.

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Woman with flesh-eating bug leaves hospital

Aimee Copeland had her makeup done, joked with her doctors and hugged her nurses before she left a Georgia hospital Monday, just two months after she was infected with a rare life-threatening, flesh-eating disease.

Ethics commission delays ruling on Deal complaints

The state ethics commission has delayed ruling on several complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal, whose attorney is seeking guidance from the agency to resolve two of the issues.

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Deal OKs bill requiring drug testing for benefits

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would require some people applying for welfare in Georgia to pass a drug test before they could get benefits.

State unemployment falls

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state's unemployment rate has declined for the sixth month in a row.

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House Democrats split

House Democrats are split on a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the state the power to create charter schools — jeopardizing the bill’s prospects for passage in the chamber.

Senate passes bill creating 'Sunset committee'

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Budget, jobs on tap for Legislature

Georgia lawmakers will also consider the state’s problem with correctional facilities’ overcrowding.

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Occupy Atlanta group vows to stay

Defiant demonstrators are vowing to stay in a downtown park as part of the Occupy Atlanta movement, creating a political quandary for city officials and police who want them to leave.

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Obama pays homage to civil rights icon Lowery

Hundreds help civil rights leader celebrate his 90th birthday in Atlanta Sunday.

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