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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’s up in Atlanta today:
- Tiny houses could be coming to a neighborhood near you. In an attempt to create housing equity in an increasingly unaffordable market, Fulton County is pushing a pilot program that would create eight houses. The developments will range from 300 to 500 square feet and with prices from $100,000 to $125,000. The tab for the project: a cool $1 million for the county.
- The U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade left many with questions about the implications it will have in Georgia, where Black women represent 65% of abortions in the state. Capital B ATL’s health reporter Kenya Hunter spoke with local experts about the decision.
- In response to the Roe v. Wade decision, protesters took to the streets in Downtown to call lawmakers into action and show their support for reproductive rights. Here are the portraits of those demonstrators who shared their sentiments on why Black people in Georgia deserve the right to accessible and safe abortions.
- You might see your power bill increase in the next three years. Georgia Power wants to raise customer bills by 12%, starting in 2023, to pay for overall system improvements and allow the company to bring in higher profits. The proposal will likely go before the Georgia Public Service Commission for a formal vote in December. If passed, the new rates will go into effect in January 2023.
ICYMI: Capital B Fest kicks off tomorrow! Join us on June 28 and 29 for a two-day virtual summit focused on conversations around politics, technology, the power of the Black dollar, and more. Register here.
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