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GDOT suspending lane closures across state for Memorial Day weekend

Agency hopes move will relieve holiday traveler congestion

GDOT moving to ease travel congestion on interstates and major state highways during the Memorial Day weekend.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Farm Bureau names Woodall a friend to Georgia farmers

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for May 17, 2015.

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

Jury decides on lethal injection for 21-year-old Chechen

A federal jury on Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Isakson, Perdue co-sign legal filing against Obama

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for May 14, 2015.

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State agencies unveil ‘ArriveAlive’ safe driving campaign

State transportation and public safety officials unveiled a new safe driving campaign.

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Georgia revenues up 15 percent in April

Gov. Nathan Deal’s office announced state revenues in April were 15 percent from last year.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Deal creates new state criminal supervision department

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for May 10, 2015.

Four dead after plane crashes onto I-285

A small plane carrying four people crashed on a busy Atlanta-area highway after taking off from a nearby airport on Friday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said.

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Audience starts lively debate at Johnson forum

Audience members began a lively debate on federal issues during congressman Hank Johnson’s town hall forum in Snellville.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Governor signs Martin’s insurer assistance bill into law

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for May 7, 2015.

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Brookwood grad Amy Robach to speak to 5,000 UGA graduates

A 1995 alumna of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Robach originally joined the network as a correspondent based in New York.

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Governor signs human trafficking bill into law

Legislation by Sen. Renee Unterman sets strict punishments for offenders

Gov. Nathan Deal signs state Sen. Renee Unterman’s human trafficking legislation into state law.

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Gov. Nathan Deal signs $900 million transportation bill

The law, which will become effective on July 1, includes changes to the state’s gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall, Johnson hosting town hall forums this week

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for May 3, 2015

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P.K. Martin named an emerging leader in Republican Party

State Sen. P.K. Martin was chosen this week for a national Republican group’s emerging leader program.