Top of the morning!
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:
- Atlanta City Council members are tired of negligent landlords being let off the hook. On Tuesday, the council unanimously passed a resolution asking for the Fulton County District Attorney to criminally charge irresponsible property owners and landlords. The move follows the council approving a $500,000 donation to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, which will go toward residents who are facing eviction and need counsel.
- Two Black-led arts orgs in Atlanta will soon be cashing checks for $300,000 each. Ballethnic and True Colors Theatre Co. were awarded grants by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and South Arts. They were chosen as part of the Southern Cultural Treasures program, which recognizes diverse cultural institutions in the Southeast.
- Monkeypox cases keep springing up. Georgia has now reported 14 and vaccines are on the way. Is it time to worry about the outbreak? Let our health reporter Kenya Hunter map it all out for you. Read her explainer here.
- COVID-19 cases in Cobb County are on the rise again. The county’s transmission rate is high, according to Cobb and Douglas Public Health. So, here’s your reminder to mask up and get tested if you feel sick. Stay safe out there, y’all!
ICYMI: Job fair alert! MARTA is looking for bus operators and journeyman bus technicians, and will host a fair today from 3 to 7 p.m. at its headquarters. Want more deets? Here you go.
Got tips, pitches, or other updates to include in Your AM Rundown? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.