Doug Richards, 11Alive Atlanta

Doug Richards

11Alive Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Doug:

Raffensperger: Coffee County probe stalled because local officials lied

The Secretary of State told 11Alive News in an exclusive interview his office got its first tip about the Coffee County security breach weeks after it happened. → Read More

State awards two medical cannabis 'grow' licenses

Litigation still threatens the process, as left-behind applicants try to stop it. → Read More

Resolution will mark 1906 Atlanta massacre

The measure will be introduced in the U.S. House this week. → Read More

Georgia Attorney General race: Carr, Jordan differ on 'heartbeat' law, prosecutions

The abortion issue has played a big role in the race for Georgia attorney general between Chris Carr and Democrat Jen Jordan, an attorney and state senator. → Read More

Gov. Kemp schedules speech at anti-abortion conference

SPLC: Conference host Family Research Council is classified as a "hate group." → Read More

Psychedelic mushrooms take center stage at Atlanta council hearing

Many arguments heard during a public safety hearing were in favor of psychedelic mushrooms and mimic arguments used successfully to legalize marijuana in Georgia. → Read More

Serving warrants is routine yet dangerous law enforcement work, expert says

The killing of two Cobb deputies highlight the unpredictability, danger behind this part of law enforcement. → Read More

On the stump and in ads, Herschel Walker talks race

In his stump speech and in his advertising, Walker is talking about race in America in a way that appeals to white conservatives. → Read More

Attorney weighs in on impact of new video showing fake Trump elector gave access to elections office

The video raises a number of questions, including why they copied the software – and whether it could compromise the election eight weeks from now. → Read More

Atlanta hospital closing follows national trend

The loss of Atlanta Medical Center follows a nationwide trend in hospital closings – especially in rural areas, but also in big cities. → Read More

Here's what we've learned about Georgia's new voters

Most new Georgia voters register when they get new driver’s licenses. In the last four years, they expanded the electorate by about 20 percent, analysis shows. → Read More

Steep gap in educational achievement between rural Georgia, metro Atlanta

Study shows bottom 147 counties are comparable to two worst states in U.S. → Read More

Feds address Jim Crow-era roadbuilding in Atlanta with new law

The bill funds fixes for engineering decisions made when I-20, I-75 were built through downtown. → Read More

Coffee County election breach probe

The state announced the GBI would investigate the alleged Coffee County breach – but Marilyn Marks said the state appears to be targeting her instead. → Read More

How dropping charges against officers involved in Rayshard Brooks' death can help APD heal

Atlanta Police morale plummeted after city officials decided to fire both officers involved in the incident that led to the death of Rayshard Brooks in 2020. → Read More

Changes announced to Georgia's absentee ballots ahead of the November 2022 election

Republicans in the legislature added restrictions that reduce the amount of time – and the number of locations – where voters can use absentee ballots. → Read More

Atlanta mayor finds upbeat trends in crime

Summertime often leads to increases in violent crime, but APD crime data shows that this summer has had some bright spots. → Read More

Critics decry Atlanta City Council measure to punish 'nuisance' businesses

"'Nuisance properties' must be resolved. And I’m not just talking about bars and nightclubs," Mayor Andre Dickens told the council's public safety committee Monday.. → Read More

Pitch to open Atlanta jail to Fulton inmates draws fire

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens defends backing proposal. → Read More

In Georgia's film industry, it's money over politics

California’s high-profile effort to pull filmmakers out of Georgia won’t be easy. Economists say Georgia’s tax incentives for filmmakers is the most generous in US. → Read More