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The Clarke County Board of Education moved ahead on a tentative budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 

The board approved the $171 million dollar budget, which means that the next step is a public comment period, which is expected to include two public input meetings. After that window is closed and any changes are made, Board members will vote again in June.  

Today on Athens News Matters, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Carol Myers joins us to talk about the county’s budget, and her experiences as a first-term commissioner.

Plus, a wind power report, and a look into how local Athens weather is reported.

Also, the second part of the Colorism and Hairism story.

Those stories, and more, on Athens News Matters.

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission hold their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6PM.

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A UGA researcher is part of a team that has created a new, safer part for hydrogen cars.

Hydrogen-powered cars can generally go farther without refueling than battery-powered electric cars. But, one bump in the road to developing hydrogen-powered cars for the consumer market is the risk of fire. Sensors that detect hydrogen leaks can also spark, causing a fire when the flammable hydrogen gas is ignited.

Today on Athens News Matters, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker on the city’s budget and the fight for equity in the wake of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Also today, coping with Black trauma and anxiety in America in 2021. We’ll talk to Dr. LaKeisha Gantt.

Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.