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Recent articles by Tamar:

Florida blocks oyster harvesting as court mulls Georgia water case

Florida will begin enforcing a ban on oyster harvesting in the Apalachicola Bay on Saturday, the state’s most aggressive action in defense of the iconic region since it sued Georgia at the Supreme Court seven years ago. → Read More

John Lewis crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge for final time – 95.5 WSB

SELMA, Ala. – The Edmund Pettus Bridge, with its imposing gray steel archway, played host to a blood-soaked turning point in the civil rights movement on March 7, 1965. Leading the way was a 25-year-old activist in a tan trench coat who nearly died that day from the blow of an Alabama state trooper’s billy club. Today that activist, the late Georgia congressman John Lewis, said goodbye to the… → Read More

Alabama bids farewell to native son John Lewis

America began saying goodbye to a civil rights icon on Saturday, the first of six days of gatherings honoring the life of the late Congressman John Lewis. The remembrances began in Lewis’ hometown of Troy, the small Alabama city about 200 miles southwest of Atlanta where Lewis was born and raised. → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Rep. John Lewis funeral kicks off in Alabama

Live updates from Troy and Selma, Ala., during the first of six days of memorials and tributes for Georgia Congressman John Lewis. Includes events at Troy University and Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma. → Read More

Lewis found himself a confessor to those repenting of racism – 95.5 WSB

It wasn’t uncommon for Congressman John Lewis’ staff to find apologies in his mail. They came from the children and grandchildren of people who fought in the 1960s against him and other civil rights activists — and even from those who remained on the sidelines. Read more on this story on ajc.com. → Read More

John Lewis saw in gay rights a movement like civil rights

John Lewis supported same-sex marriage years before others embraced it. He compared the struggle for the equal treatment of LGBTQ people to his civil rights work. → Read More

Lewis found himself a confessor to those repenting of racism

It wasn’t uncommon for Congressman John Lewis’ staff to find apologies in his mail. They came from children and grandchildren of people who fought against him in the 1960s. Civil rights icon John Lewis died Friday in Atlanta at age 80 → Read More

John Lewis, civil rights hero, Georgia congressman, dies at 80

Georgia Congressman John Lewis died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Lewis, a Democrat who represented Atlanta in Congress, played an outsized role on America’s stage, including the Selma march that galvanized support for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. → Read More

John Lewis, civil rights hero, Georgia congressman, dies at 80

John Lewis, who played a 60-year, out-sized role on America’s stage, from organizing lunch-counter sit-ins to becoming the face of political resistance to President Donald Trump, died Friday after a battle with cancer, according to multiple Democratic leaders. He was 80 years old. Read more from the AJC. → Read More

Supreme Court upholds protections for Dreamers in immigration ruling

A Supreme Court ruling extends temporary protections for more than 20,000 Georgia "Dreamers" brought illegally to the U.S. as children. → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: A Georgia election like none other

Live updating. The AJC is tracking tonight's primary election results in Georgia. Follow our live blog from the AJC Politics team. → Read More

Atlanta officials balance safety, virus, First Amendment amid protests

Atlanta tries to balance safety, coronavirus and First Amendment as nightly protests continue over racial inequality and African American deaths. → Read More

John Lewis: ‘Serious mistake’ to use troops to break up protests

John Lewis weighed in on President Trump's threats to use the military to break up protests → Read More

Atlanta’s car economy, stalled by coronavirus, tries to shift gears

Life in Atlanta is built around cars. But a business ecosystem from body shops to valet service has had a bumpy ride during the coronavirus. → Read More

Governor urges all Georgians to get testing for coronavirus

Gov. Brian Kemp urged all Georgians to schedule an appointment for coronavirus screening regardless of whether they have symptoms, as the state continues to expand testing for the disease even as the rapid growth has exposed new strains. With the state no longer facing crippling shortages of key supplies, Kemp said Thursday that the capacity for testing now outstrips the public’s demand in the… → Read More

As Georgia fights coronavirus, Kathleen Toomey catches spotlight

Kathleen Toomey, Georgia's top public health official, has been careful to not contradict Gov. Brian Kemp on coronavirus efforts. → Read More

Atlanta billionaire donating $5 million to aid female-led small busine

Atlanta entrepreneur Sara Blakely announced plans on Friday to donate $5 million to female entrepreneurs struggling to stay afloat in the turbulent coronavirus economy. The billionaire founder of Spanx said the help would come in the form of $5,000 grants to 1,000 female-owned small businesses. "My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this horrible… → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Kemp to address coronavirus response in town hall

The coronavirus has upended everyday life in Georgia and provided a critical leadership test for Gov... → Read More

Rural clinic scrambles to provide care amid maternal death crisis

Georgia's maternal mortality rate is higher than the U.S. average. A Medicaid limit and OBGYN shortage in rural areas are factors. → Read More

Trump easing of water regulation divides landowners, environmentalists

Trump's rollback of Obama clean-water regulation divides landowners, environmentalists in Georgia. → Read More