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Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. This week, Andy Miller and Victoria Knight talk about a gun control rally at the State Capitol and what it might mean for future legislation.  

Area residents in need of legal assistance can attend the third Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic Saturday. Superior Court Judge Regina Quick will hold the event from 9 am until 11 am at the Athens Regional library.

The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative is to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in the community.

Georgia Senate Advances Controversial Adoption Proposal

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The Georgia Senate has passed a bill that would allow adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funding to refuse to work with same-sex couples.

Sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, a Brunswick Republican, the measure was passed Friday by a vote of 35 to 19 after about an hour of contentious debate.

Ligon said the bill is needed to ensure that faith-based organizations are not kept out of civic life.

But opponents of the measure say it would effectively allow state-sanctioned discrimination by adoption agencies.

Athens News Matters Summary for February 23, 2018

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On an encore presentation of the show, my guests are with Athens For Everyone. They include Adam Lassila, Organization Coordinator, Kate Dahstrand ASAP Campaign Coordinator, and Member Coordinator Eleanor Davis. They discuss changes in leadership, recent accomplishments and goals for 2018.

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff is not seeking a rematch against Republican U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, who defeated him last year in the most expensive House election in U.S. history.

Ossoff told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that he will not enter this year's race in Georgia's 6th District in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. He says he will support Democratic candidates and focus on his career as an investigative journalist.

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The White House went on lockdown for a while on Friday afternoon after a female driver struck a nearby security barrier and was "immediately apprehended" by officers, according to the Secret Service.

The agency said the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex."

Nearly four months after their billionaire owner shut them down, local news sites Gothamist, LAist and DCist will come back to life under new ownership: public radio stations.

WNYC in New York will buy Gothamist, Southern California's KPCC will acquire LAist, and WAMU in Washington, D.C., is taking over DCist.

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