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The health of Georgia's mothers and babies is a growing cause for concern. Georgia currently has the worst maternal mortality rate in the U.S., and our infant mortality rate is higher than the national average. Now a report card by the March of Dimes shows that our premature births are on the rise, too. Read more.

This week, host Lauren Baggett and Georgia Health News' Andy Miller take a look at this report card to learn where rates are highest and where they're getting better.

Georgia Health News

In the midst of election frenzy, the 2019 enrollment period for the Obamacare health insurance exchange quietly opened last week.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, we’ll discuss what enrollees can expect this year in terms of choice, cost, and how new how Trump administration policies are affecting the exchanges. Read more.

UGA to Dedicate Memorial at Baldwin Hall

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The University of Georgia will dedicate a new memorial at Baldwin Hall in tribute to those who were buried there.

“I am grateful for the work of the members of the advisory task force and for their holistic approach in designing this memorial,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “This memorial will provide the university and local community with an opportunity for meaningful reflection and will permanently honor the men, women and children who were buried on this site more than a century ago.”

Georgia House Approves $470M to Fund Hurricane Recovery

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The Georgia House overwhelmingly approved $470 million in emergency aid and tax credits Thursday to help communities devastated by Hurricane Michael, citing a dire need for help with ruined cotton fields and shattered timberland across a broad swath of the state.

The aid money sought by Gov. Nathan Deal passed the House on the third day of a special session called after the storm inflicted severe damage in the heart of Georgia's agricultural economy. The funding still must pass the state Senate.

The Oconee County High School janitor who pled guilty to recording video of minors has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison. Timothy Brian Burnette was sentenced Wednesday. There is no parole in the federal system and Burnette will be required to register as a sex offender.

The sentence for attempted child pornography was handed down by U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal. In his plea agreement, 41-year old Burnette admitted to repeatedly using his cell phone to record video of girls changing in the locker room while he worked as a janitor at the school.

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Award Winning Content: WUGA Top Station at 2018 GABBYS

WUGA FM GABBY Award For Community Service

Mar 2, 2018

The Mission Statement of WUGA: Making a difference in quality of life by delivering programs that inspire curiosity about and engagement in the world, the arts, and the human condition. WUGA is operated by the University of Georgia in a partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting. WUGA is committed to serving its service area with broadcast and digital program content and reaching out to the community through meaningful and relevant events.

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!

Just an Old Scoreboard?

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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NPR News

Update 10:57 a.m. ET

A federal judge in Washington ruled Friday in favor of CNN in a decision that represents the first legal blows between Trump and the news media.

Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ordered the White House to restore correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials.

"Each day he [Acosta] is deprived ... suffers a harm that cannot be remedied in retrospect," Kelly said.

More Than 600 People Now Missing In California's Deadliest Fire

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More than 600 people are missing in the wake of the Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, authorities say. It's a number that has ballooned rapidly and is expected to continue to fluctuate. The Butte County Sheriff's Office had said late Wednesday that 130 people were missing; on Thursday evening, the list had grown to 631.

A big car company is going small. Ford is buying electric scooter company Spin.

Ford and Spin won't confirm the price tag, but reports put the purchase price at $100 million and an overall investment from Ford of $200 million.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced sweeping rules on how colleges handle cases of sexual assault and harassment that she says will fix a "failed" and "shameful" system that has been unfair to accused students.

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