Doug Richards, 11Alive Atlanta

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11Alive Atlanta

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Doug:

Families weigh in on proposed bill to reopen Cold case investigations in Georgia

Georgia lawmakers heard from the families of murder victims Monday, who want the state to get better at handling cold cases. → Read More

Bill would restrict how schools can handle transgender students

Senate Bill 88 would prevent schools from recognizing a transitioned gender unless the gender is changed on a birth certificate. → Read More

Bill to raise tax on vapes, cigarettes aims to stop smoking

Money made from the tax would be dedicated to health care programs. → Read More

Georgia bill would give teachers training to spot gangs

The head of the state’s largest teacher organization said most schools have quietly implemented many security steps written into the legislation. → Read More

Georgia lawmakers consider bill that would add suicide screening in public schools

The bill would require suicide screening services in public schools for children as young as 8 years old. → Read More

Bill would ban plastic grocery bags in Georgia

Business interests claim plastic bag bans have been ineffective elsewhere and costly to consumers and businesses. → Read More

State lawmakers aim to require police bodycams

Democrats met at lunchtime Monday to discuss how they may try to attack the subject of police reform – and to game plan how to get Republicans on board. → Read More

Georgia bill wants to standardize food delivery services like DoorDash, UberEats

Senate Bill 34 could take some of the rough edges off of what has been kind of a love-hate relationship between restaurants and tech-driven delivery services. → Read More

Georgia lawmaker wants to end 'transcript ransom' at colleges

When students come up short in repayment, colleges and universities can withhold their transcripts as leverage. → Read More

Bill would add GBI clout to Georgia terrorism probes

Domestic terrorism charges are abound in protest cases related to the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. → Read More

Bill to protect healthcare workers from assaults introduced in Georgia

Healthcare workers increasingly became targets as the COVID-19 pandemic grew. → Read More

'Stop Cop City' activist reflects on weekend protest turned violent in Downtown Atlanta

Six people arrested for domestic terrorism appeared in a virtual Fulton County court Monday. → Read More

Cold cases | Proposed bill would reopen investigations in Georgia

Georgia lawmakers will consider a bill this year that could nudge law enforcement agencies to look again at cold cases. → Read More

A workaround could help Georgia sports betting bill get traction

Backers of legalized sports betting in Georgia said they may have found a workaround to get it passed this session. → Read More

Gov. Kemp announced Georgia schools will get money for security upgrades

Though teachers think the money can be used to make necessary upgrades, they say more needs to be done to stop violence from happening within schools. → Read More

Proposal would give Georgia paraprofessionals opportunity to become state-certified teachers

A new proposal could create an influx of new teachers by giving classroom paraprofessionals a path to state certification. → Read More

Bill would require instant replay at GHSA football championships

Questionable calls in a championship game fueled the legislation. → Read More

Georgia lawmaker introduces bill that could help HOPE scholars, expand eligibility

The popular lottery-funded program would include technical college students – giving them a chance for eligibility. → Read More

Georgia Republican lawmakers to propose 'fair tax,' eliminating income tax

For years conservatives have broadly pitched switching to what they call the "fair tax". → Read More

GOP bill would further curb mask mandates in schools

In the State Senate, Georgia Republicans have introduced a bill that would give more teeth to a controversial law eliminating mask mandates in schools. → Read More