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Georgia's governor is delaying the opening of state government Tuesday because of potentially slippery road conditions in the northern part of the state.

Gov. Nathan Deal's said in a news release Monday that the National Weather Service has warned that overnight temperatures below freezing could leave black ice on roads in several dozen Georgia counties. For that reason, he said, he's delaying the opening of state government until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

A race for a statehouse seat in Georgia still isn't resolved, despite a court-ordered repeat of last May's primary election.

Official results show a state lawmaker losing his seat by just two votes. Now he's waiting for state certification, due Dec. 18, before deciding whether to request a recount.

The close finish in House District 28 entitles state Rep. Dan Gasaway of Homer to a recount. He told The Associated Press on Monday that "it's premature to comment either way."

Athens News Matters for December 7, 2018

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On this edition of Athens News Matters, Panelists Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney and Lee Shearer discuss the results of Tuesday's runoff election, the latest developments at the Athens-Clarke County Commission meeting as well as the recent meeting by the Board of Elections.

Pregnant women face risks when ERs break federal law

Dec 7, 2018
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Despite the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) being on the books for 30 years, some hospitals continue to violate the law and fail to provide care to patients in need. 


In this second episode of The Other Side of The G, Program Director Chris Shupe and students from Grady College tell us about two student athletes at UGA with similar stories of remarkable determination while facing life changing injuries. Listen below.

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Award Winning Content: WUGA Top Station at 2018 GABBYS

WUGA FM GABBY Award For Community Service

Mar 2, 2018

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The following content received a Merit Award at the 2018 GABBY Awards, for Best Feature Story.

So in honor of National Fast Food Day, I decided to venture out and indulge in one of my favorite guilty pleasures, an old fashioned milk shake. In doing so, I discovered a local connection to one of my favorite milk shake options!

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Jul 13, 2017

The following content received a Merit Award at the 2018 Gabby Awards, for Best Sports Feature Story.

Money & Relationships

Jul 7, 2017

Nothing Funny About Money received a Merit Award for the Best Locally Produced Program at the 2018 Gabby Awards.

This month, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas get into the often uncomfortable topic of managing money issues with your significant other.

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II is a musicians' musician.

Jenna Neikirk was nearing the end of her first pregnancy when her blood pressure shot up to dangerous levels.

"I started feeling splotchy and hot, just kind of uncomfortable, so I took my blood pressure at work and it was 160 over 120," she says. Neikirk's a physical therapist in Atlanta and knew that level was alarmingly high.

She left work and walked over to her obstetrician's office, which was in the same medical complex.

Roger The Buff Kangaroo, Beloved Online, Dies At Age 12

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Roger, a buff red kangaroo who made his home at a sanctuary in Australia but achieved renown worldwide for his impressive musculature, has died at the age of 12.

Roger was rescued as an orphaned joey; he was trapped inside his dead mother's pouch when a man named Chris Barns discovered him and decided to found a kangaroo sanctuary. (That sanctuary was recently featured in a BBC documentary series called Kangaroo Dundee.)

President Trump says he will be making a decision "soon" on a new chief of staff. But some of the candidates whose names have been floated for the post say they're not interested.

It seems people are not exactly lining up for the chance to try to organize Trump's impulsive and unpredictable operation, especially in the face of an aggressive special counsel's investigation and newly empowered Democrats in the House of Representatives.

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