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Potential Gun Law Up for House Vote

Your AM Rundown: Plus, the Center for Black Women’s Wellness just reopened

Gun Showcase in Retail Store
Rows of guns for sale in showcase of retail store with application on counter. (Getty Images)

Top of the morning! It’s the first day of Women’s History Month.

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:

  • The Georgia State Senate just voted in favor of legislation that would allow residents the right to carry a gun without a permit. Senate Bill 319 now heads to the House for a vote.
  • Georgia and metro Atlanta’s Black community continues to be disproportionately affected by HIV. According to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, 71% of new patients diagnosed with HIV were Black.
  • The local journalism community and Atlanta Journal-Constitution are mourning the loss of Booker Izell. Izell, known as a champion for aspiring Black journalists and newsroom diversity, passed away at the age of 82.

ICYMI: For the second time in a week, street racers have defaced the popular Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks at Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street. Police are offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information.

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