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Errin Haines

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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.

Sources: Georgia primary to be March 6

Secretary of State Brian Kemp will announce that Georgia will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday, officials at the state Capitol have told The Associated Press.

Confusion erupts on transportation tax vote

Confusion erupted at the state Capitol on Wednesday as an effort stalled to push back until the 2012 general election the public vote on a proposed tax hike for transportation.

King aides scheduled to dedicate memorial

Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial on the National Mall in Washington will be dedicated Sunday.

Leadership struggle still unresolved

Georgia Senators leave their 2011 session with no leader.

NAACP files suit against state

The Georgia NAACP claims in a lawsuit that lack of funding for black colleges in the state have resulted in second-class schools. - Errin Haines, The Associated Press