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Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
May 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp rescinded a controversial executive order allowing parents to approve teens for a driver's license after public outcry.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 1, 2020, 7am PDT
All teenagers need to pass a driver's test these days is parental approval.
April 30, 2020, 8am PDT
Project for Public Spaces urges seven tangible actions for public space managers to support unhoused people during the coronavirus pandemic right now, and moving forward.
Project For Public Spaces
April 29, 2020, 10am PDT
Vision Zero arrives in one of the country's most car-centric big cities.
April 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
As some governors open nonessential businesses, subjecting workers and customers to potential viral infection, others move beyond social distancing to the next steps, boxing in the coronavirus with testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.
April 21, 2020, 11am PDT
Governors of several states announced initial steps to reopen their economies even though their COVID-19 caseloads are not meeting the criteria that they show a decline for two weeks, according to White House reopening guidelines issued April 16.
April 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
Early intervention, or population density? NPR reporters based in the Bay Area and New York City offer explanations as to why the two regions are seeing such a wide contrast in experiences during the coronavirus outbreak.
April 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Public health experts were pleased that Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines, but they remain advisory, left to state and local governments to implement. Nine states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving the nation vulnerable to COVID.
April 3, 2020, 10am PDT
All eyes are fixed on New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak with its skyrocketing deaths, but the six counties with the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita are in two Southern states as of April 1. Manhattan is #7.
March 6, 2020, 6am PST
A debate common in growing cities around the country is taking place in Atlanta in answer to the question of how much support private developers need from the public.
February 13, 2020, 9am PST
Cities and counties all over the South are restricting further development of dollar stores.
February 9, 2020, 7am PST
The city has reinvented itself in many ways, but its residents are not reaping those benefits equally.
February 6, 2020, 10am PST
Cities in the South are facing a multitude of climate change impacts, but many have been slow to respond to the growing threats.
February 6, 2020, 9am PST
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms has promised to deliver 20,000 units of affordable housing by 2026.
February 4, 2020, 6am PST
Decatur, Georgia planned big for bike infrastructure, and now car commuters are saying traffic is more congested than ever.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
December 28, 2019, 5am PST
A wheelchair user describes what it's like to travel on Atlanta streets and on the city's public transit system.
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
December 17, 2019, 11am PST
Atlanta's worsening housing affordability set the stage for a controversy over the city's use of eminent domain to build a new park and stormwater retention facility.
December 5, 2019, 10am PST
There's an estimated $34 billion in property stuck in legal limbo in Georgia, and some, like the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, think it should be leveraged for social equity.