Top of the morning! Hopefully that primary election hangover isn’t hitting you too hard.
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:
- Yesterday wrapped up the first election in the 2022 Georgia midterm season, but it wasn’t without hiccups. Two Fulton County voting precincts — Creel Park and Hopewell Middle School — extended hours Tuesday after opening later than 7 a.m. That led to the secretary of state’s office announcing hours were being extended at any precinct experiencing delays.
- In other primary day news, we had the opportunity to hit the ground and hear from voters first hand about their voting experience. I spoke with dozens of local residents to learn what was most important to them this election season.
- Six Atlanta police officers have been cleared of all charges in a 2020 incident that involved students from Morehouse and Spelman colleges. An investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations found that the officers were justified in their use of force against Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim, who were pulled from their vehicle by officers during demonstrations in Atlanta after the death of George Floyd. The investigation found that the students were out past the citywide curfew, and officers had the right to approach them during the subsequent traffic stop, which left Young with a broken wrist.
ICYMI: The start for enforcing new rules on residents to apply for short-term rentals like Airbnb in Atlanta has been pushed back for a third time. The city ordinance, which was originally passed in March 2021, was set to take effect on April 1, but was moved to June 1. Now, that date is Sept. 6. The ordinance would require owners to obtain a permit from the state to operate a rental, and list at least one property as their primary residence if they own multiple units.
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