Opinion Forum

Opinion Forum

Prison reform marks yet another win for President Trump

In an unexpected twist, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to put the FIRST STEP Act to a vote. President Donald Trump has made upholding promises a cornerstone of his presidency, and his successful advocacy of the act shows that he won’t shy away from holding Congress to the same standard.

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Transit now a statewide focus in Georgia

While most of Georgia’s political attention was given to elections over the past few months, some have remained working diligently if not somewhat quietly on policy matters. A lot has occurred to advance Georgia’s transit options, both for metro Atlanta and the rest of the state.

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Should you vote for Marsy’s Law on the Georgia ballot?

Georgians, Nevadans, Oklahomans and Kentuckians will vote this November on a bill called Marsy’s Law that would give victims of crime more rights. Constitutional Amendment 4 reads “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide certain rights against whom as crime has allegedly been perpetrated and allow victims to assert such rights?”

Flooding in West Point and Columbus, Ga.

Overflow from Pine Lake traveled down Pine Lake Road in West Point, Georgia, Friday after early morning storms caused flooding in the area. Parts of Columbus RiverWalk also experienced flooding.