Tamar Hallerman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tamar Hallerman

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Tamar:

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

Water wars: Supreme Court gives Georgia, Florida 45 days to respond

Florida’s long-running water rights dispute with Georgia could head to a second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court. → Read More

MLK service: Calls for unity, peace amid political discord

MLK service: Calls for unity. peace amid political discord → Read More

Robots bring holiday cheer to Children’s patients

Robots let hospitalized children visit with friends, go shopping → Read More

Georgia officials applaud news of ISIS leader’s death

Georgia officials praised news of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death Sunday after President Donald Trump announced the Islamic State leader perished during a U.S. Special Operations forces raid. U.S. Sen. David Perdue said al-Baghdadi’s demise is proof the president is making the right decisions regarding Syria. Over the past week, congressional leaders have debated whether to support Trump’s plan to… → Read More

What Georgia lawmakers say about impeachment inquiry

Here’s what Georgia’s 14 U.S. Representatives and two U.S. Senators said after the U.S. House launched an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The House, which is controlled by Democrats, would investigate and then vote on articles of impeachment based on what the inquiry discovers. A majority vote is needed in the House for the case to advance. Then the Senate, which is controlled by… → Read More

Georgia Republicans defend Trump in impeachment inquiry fight

Top Georgia Republican officials on Wednesday accused Democrats of rushing to judgment by seeking an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump-Perdue bond marks 5 years and shapes 2020 Senate race

Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue has forged close ties to President Donald Trump, and his Democratic rivals are also focusing on the relationship. → Read More

Inside Johnny Isakson’s emotional decision to retire

WASHINGTON - Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson returned to his beloved Senate this week for the first time since announcing his retirement armed with a secret plan. The three-term Republican, who over two decades on Capitol Hill has honed a reputation as an affable dealmaker, is determined to pull off one last major bipartisan policy coup before his Dec. 31 departure date. On which thorny policy… → Read More

Health care — still potent, but more complicated in 2020 election

On a recent sweltering August morning, Congresswoman Lucy McBath headlined a rally extolling the Aff... → Read More

Five Democratic 2020 hopefuls to headline Atlanta conference with black church leaders

Five Democratic presidential hopefuls will converge on Atlanta later this week for a forum with Afri... → Read More

Isakson released from inpatient rehab after breaking ribs

U.S. Sen. → Read More

The Jolt: Delayed ICE raids become a campaign issue in Georgia

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump postponed a massive sweep of raids that would have targeted undocumented immigrants in Atlanta - and set up a dicey showdown with local Democratic leaders. The operation was to take aim at 2,000 families who had received deportation orders because members were in the country illegally. And the raids were set to begin Sunday in Atlanta and other major… → Read More

Ga. ports chief warns Chinese tariffs could cost state millions

WASHINGTON - The head of the Georgia Ports Authority is warning that the Trump administration’s latest round of proposed Chinese tariffs could take a nearly $18 million bite out of the state’s booming ports. The White House is currently mulling whether to add ship-to-shore cranes to its fourth batch of Chinese tariffs. The state’s Ports Authority has already ordered six such cranes, costing some… → Read More