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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.
Here’s what to know for today:
- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is finally seeing her day in court after suing the state of Georgia back in 2018 for mismanagement of elections. In the lawsuit that was filed by Abrams’ organization, Fair Fight Action, the organization claims state officials deprived some citizens — particularly low-income people and people of color — of their right to vote. The trial started on Monday.
- Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens crossed an important milestone: Today marks his 100th day in office. Here’s a recap of Dickens’ State of the City address, where he detailed the progress his administration has made and his plans for the future.
- The results are in! Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has reclaimed its title as the busiest airport in the world. Hartsfield-Jackson saw its 22-year streak end in 2020, when China’s Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport took over the top spot. In 2021, 75.7 million passengers traveled through Atlanta, a 76% increase from a plunge in air traffic during the pandemic.
- Clark Atlanta University will join eight other historically Black colleges and universities in a partnership with the United Negro College Fund and Deloitte Digital to help institutions expand their digital reach. The program will begin in 2023 and allow over 8,000 students the opportunity to take courses for credits at any of the partner institutions.
- Have questions about the recent legislation that temporarily suspended the state gas tax? Capital B Atlanta’s state and local politics reporter Chauncey Alcorn explained everything you need to know about the gas tax holiday and what it means for you!
ICYMI: Here’s a friendly reminder: We are two days away from our next live event, The State of Black Maternal Health. The virtual event is set for Thursday, April 14, at 1 p.m. ET, and will feature conversations on some of the most important topics related to maternal and reproductive health disparities. Register here.
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