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Expanding Medicaid in the State of Georgia

By Jessica Pasquarello Miranda, a single, 52-year-old daycare employee, has been coughing and feeling fatigued for weeks; her co-workers urge her to visit a primary care physician, but without insurance, the phrase “I simply cannot afford it” has become her standard response. Meanwhile, just a few miles away, Steve, a 27-year-old truck driver, faces similar…


What is the Beltline Doing to Atlanta?

By Paul Oshinski This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. In 1999, college student Ryan Gravel’s master’s thesis was an ambitious proposal to restructure and reconnect Atlanta by drawing a green circlet of parks and rail transit around the perimeter of downtown Atlanta. Fast-forward 17 years, and this…

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Safe Harbor
Georgia's Big Opportunity

By Kalvis Golde This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of GPR Magazine. Georgia voters have a chance to make an enormous impact when they vote in November 2016, and it has nothing to do with choosing our next president. There is a state constitutional amendment, Ballot Amendment #2, up for ratification in…

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Downtown Developing

Examining economic growth and conflicting narratives in Athens By Caskey Dyer This article originally appeared as the cover story of the Spring 2016 GPR Magazine. My roommate and I walked through the doors of the Standard as the sun was setting. The manager agreed to us taking pictures, and passed us off to one of…

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Georgia Voters, It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…


Campus Wary

By Melissa Florkowski When it comes to gun rights, the meaning of the word “safe” varies greatly depending on who you talk to. Gun control has been a huge topic of debate in recent years. Following Georgia’s passage of the 2014 “Guns Everywhere” bill, the most recent push from pro-gun supporters has been to extend…

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