Published Work

December 9, 2021

Sponsors of HB 810 spoke about gearing up for their third session proposing tax exemption legislation for menstrual hygiene products.

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February 23, 2022

Written with Christian Gehrke

Operating a food truck in Georgia comes at a high price, owners say, because every county issues its own permit for a fee.

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March 1, 2022 (originally published February 15, 2022)

A longtime favorite delicacy of seafood fanatics could lead to more jobs in Georgia and stimulate the local economy, experts say.

November 4, 2021

After months of hearing from speakers across the state, four Georgia senators gave their plans to combat food insecurity.

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Also written by Tricia Cumiskey

September 27, 2021

Georgia health care workers seek stricter penalties for those who assault them on the job, along with other protective measures as violence against them rises.

November 4, 2021

Congresswoman Lucy McBath and hazing experts share their hopes for proactive new legislation that targets hazing incidents on every level.

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September 14, 2021

While permits to grow and process medical cannabis have been awarded to six Georgia companies, there is no process to test and distribute THC products to patients within the state.

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August 31, 2021

Eviction protections have been lifted, and renters across the state are now relying on assistance funding to stay in their homes, but delays leave them struggling to receive aid in time to prevent homelessness.

January 11, 2021

Renowned educator Tami Smith returns to her alma mater, Reinhardt University, to lead new courses focused on diversity and inclusion in the classroom. 

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Novemeber 5, 2021

Photo gallery: The Atlanta Braves return home to celebrate their first World Series win in 26 years.

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November 10, 2021

Legislators favored proactive training programs throughout the state instead of harsher penalties for acts of violence against health care workers.

November 12, 2021

Representatives Calvin Smyre and Scott Holcomb honor friend and former colleague, Max Cleland.

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November 15, 2021

Rep. Bee Nguyen said the Georgia Senate’s new map dilutes minority voices in the state and targets a specific Asian American senator.

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Contributing Work

Authors:  Tamar Hallerman, Eric Stirgus, Taylor Reimann and Sarah Swetlik

October 31, 2021

Contributing author and photographer for front-page World Series coverage of the Atlanta Braves at the Battery outside of Truist Park. Written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Authors: Ernie Suggs and Christopher Quinn

October 26, 2021

Contributing reporter and photographer for front-page World Series coverage of the Atlanta Braves at the Battery outside of Truist Park. Reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Independent Work

November 22, 2021

Experts and advocates throughout the state discuss effective ways for Georgians to assist our unhoused neighbors and explain why a one-time supply donation or handout can be harmful. 

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December 3, 2021

Building companies from the metro Atlanta area partnered with HomeAid Atlanta to transform an old, unused storage unit into five individual micro-cottages at the North Georgia Angel House. 

December 8, 2021

Georgia experts and advocates discussed the struggles that young adults face regarding housing insecurity, poverty and trauma, and detail some of the steps they are taking to help. 

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December 8, 2021

Students, parents, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Emory University discuss specific mental health struggles in children and what schools can do to provide support. 

November 6, 2021

Community activists share their hopes for neighborhood training across Atlanta to help address mental health crises, especially among people experiencing homelessness.

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November 18, 2021

Advocates and legislators share concerns over menstruation equity in the state of Georgia. ​

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November 19, 2021

Student and long-time volunteer Niles Curry discusses his motivation and concerns for helping the unhoused people of Atlanta.

September 12, 2021

Community advocate Monica Delancy fights for renters' rights in Cobb County. Her story has empowered many others to share their own, and her organization has given out thousands of dollars to help alleviate rental stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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September 19, 2021

Nearing the end of their own county-wide eviction moratorium, DeKalb County leaders push for participation in the Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition.