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Welcome to Your AM Rundown, where you’ll get updates on local news to start the day. In 400 words or less, we will bring you up to speed on top stories and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:
- The federal hate crimes trial for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers is underway. This week, the jury has heard a lot about the history of racial slurs used by Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan.
- The Busy Bee Cafe is an Atlanta staple, but now the rest of the country knows. The Black-owned, legendary Vine City eatery opened 75 years ago and just won a prestigious America’s Classics award from the James Beard Foundation. Busy Bee and five other restaurants across the country will be honored in June.
- MARTA is hosting a public virtual meeting a week from today to discuss the Bankhead Station extension project. Among other updates, increased rail car capacity is on the table to accommodate transit needs of the future Microsoft campus and development. You can get more info on the meeting specifics here.
- Two bills and one resolution tied to mental health, abortion, and HIV/AIDS health care are under consideration at the Georgia General Assembly. What’s at stake for Black residents? Capital B’s Kenya Hunter breaks it all down for us.
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