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Day 19 - Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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GPB News - Politics

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Initiatives To Welcome Immigrants To Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed says the city of Atlanta will implement recommendations made by the Welcoming America Group.

Georgia Election Board To Move Ahead With Voter Fraud Investigation

The State Election Board had decided to move forward with an investigation into potential voter registration fraud. The board voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday afternoon to issue an updated subpoena in the case against The New Georgia Project, a non-profit voter registration group. While some have questioned Secretary of State Brian Kemp's motives, he said his office is just following up on complaints from counties around the state. "As an investigative body, this is our duty to look into those complaints and that's where this investigation has gone,” said Kemp.

A Macon Nightclub Ends A Smoking Ban, 17 Days After They Began It

A popular Macon nightclub - the Hummingbird - said it will allow smoking inside its doors after announcing a ban on smoking starting Sept. 1

In Georgia, Is The Free Market Enough To Manage Smoking In Bars And Restaurants?

<p>A Macon nightclub has banned smoking inside its establishments. That begs the question whether business or local government should dictate whether smoking should happen in bars and restaurants.</p>

President Obama To Visit CDC To Address Ebola Crisis

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. He'll be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials. Earnest says Obama will also thank the doctors, scientists and health care workers responding to the crisis.
7:00PPolitical Rewind With Bill Nigut
7:30PGeorgia Greats

Dean Rusk

8:00PRoosevelts: An Intimate History

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