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Mary Claire Kelly

Atlanta Regional Commission

Atlanta is a city of high highs and low lows when it comes to income; it tops the list for income inequality in U.S. cities. A MARTA ride from north to south illustrates the stark divide, with a median household income of $104,518 at Buckhead Station  and of $19,447 at West End Station.

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Although Atlanta may be seeing a boom of retirees in recent years, young people still cluster in the city, according to the above map from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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WABE would like to you hear your thoughts on the issues that divide our nation, from now leading up to Inauguration Day.

Whether you voted for Trump or Clinton, or neither or nobody, we’d like you to tell us your feelings and questions about how America’s politics are impacting immigration, the economy, race relations and other important national issues. We may use your words on

Please write your response in the box below, and include your name or initials, email address and your metro Atlanta city or neighborhood.

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Over a quarter of Georgians – 28.3 percent – over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to the U.S. Census Bureau figures from 2010-2014. The nationwide figure for adults with high education degrees is 29.3 percent, but the percentage of Atlantans is a whopping 47.1 percent – nearly half the city's adult population.

For reference, the percentage of adults living in San Francisco who meet that criteria is 52.9 percent.

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For Board of Commissioners District 7 (To Fill the Unexpired Term of Stan Watson, Resigned)

STATUS: Likely runoff between Adams (26.19 percent) and Mangham (16.38 percent) as of 12:50 a.m. on Nov. 9, according to the Secretary of State's office

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Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum

STATUS: Likely passed 62.66 percent to 37.34 percent, according to the Secretary of State's office

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Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax

STATUS: Likely passed 51.41 percent to 48.59 percent, as of 11:38 p.m. Nov. 8, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office

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Special Election City Of College Park

New Noise Insulation Standards

STATUS:  Likely passed 72.73 percent to 27.27 percent, as of 11:50 p.m. Nov. 8, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office

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Marietta Special Election

Non-Binding Referendum Term Limits

STATUS: Likely passed 80.73 percent to 19.27 percent as of 12:12 a.m. Nov. 9, according to the Secretary of State office

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Fulton County Freeport Exemption for E-Commerce

STATUS: Likely passed 57.55 percent to 42.45 percent, as of 8 a.m. Nov. 9, according to Fulton County

Shall Fulton County, Georgia be authorized to grant a Freeport Exemption to E-Commerce goods stored in fulfillment centers from taxation?

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. No other candidates met the poll percentage threshold to participate in the debate. The moderator is Chris Wallace of FOX News.

A television camera operator tests his position during a rehearsal for the third presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton debate for the final official time Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas stage.

The moderator is Chris Wallace of FOX News, and the debate will comprise six themed 15-minute segments. 

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The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election in Georgia has come and gone, and now those Georgians who have registered to cast their ballot must make it to the polls. 

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For many in Atlanta, the annual Little Five Points Halloween festival is as much a part of October as the holiday itself. Children and adults get into character weeks early to line Moreland and Euclid avenues, waiting to grab the candy hurled from parade floats. 

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In addition to selecting local public officials and the country's next president on Nov. 8, Georgia citizens will vote on four ballot measures to amend the state constitution. Here is some information to help you make your choice when at the polling booth:

Amendment One


Ballot language:

Provides greater flexibility and state accountability to fix failing schools through increasing community involvement.

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The city of Atlanta has a reputation for bad traffic, but there are a few spots in particular known for giving drivers headaches.

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This past Sunday, Atlantans stepped out into the fall sunshine in Midtown for the largest Pride event in the Southeast.

While the Pride festival lasted all weekend, a main event was the 45th annual Pride parade, which wove through the neighborhood from the Civic Center Marta Station to the entrance of Piedmont Park.

Rainbow flags, costumes and glitter colored the festivities, as floats and dancers marched in support of LGBTQ rights and causes. The parade was sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

A videographer adjust his camera before the start the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off for the second time this 2016 election season in the second presidential debate Sunday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. 

This 90-minute debate breaks the mold with a town hall-style format, which will feature for the first time questions submitted via the internet. It takes place at Washington University in St. Louis with ABC's Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper moderating.

You can watch a live stream of the event from PBS Newshour below:

People walk by the debate site ahead of the second presidential debate at Washington University, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in St. Louis. The town hall debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Cl
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The moderators for this debate are Martha Raddatz of ABC and Anderson Cooper of CNN. The debate will have a town hall-style debate featuring questions asked by audience members and submitted over the internet.

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This story was updated at 11:10 p.m.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents east of Interstate-95 in Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden counties ahead of Hurricane Matthew. According to a news release from the governor's office, the order is based on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command.

According to the Associated Press, Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a Category 4 storm as of Thursday morning.

In this Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, tables are in place for the media for the Oct. 4 vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
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The 2016 nominees for vice president, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, face off Tuesday night at 9 p.m. onstage at Longwood University in Virginia. This is the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election season. 

This event follows last week's debate between their presidential counterparts, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, at Hofstra Univserity in New York.

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The Midtown skyline is one of the most recognizable representations of Atlanta. To the region's many commuters stuck in deadlocked daily morning traffic, it also may be one of the most frustrating.

People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.
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Monday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton face each other onstage for the first time in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election.

The debate takes place at Hofstra University in New York, and will have six 15-minute segments, focusing on "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity" and "Securing America."

4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

Atlanta Olympic Band uniforms hang on display at the 20-year reunion.
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Over 20 years ago, hundreds of teenagers and young adults from all over Georgia played in the Atlanta Olympic Band. For four years, high school and college students devoted their extracurricular time to hours of practice each week, until the program culminated in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

In July, some former players – along with parents, former volunteers and plus-ones – gathered for a reunion at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County.

Trumpeter Jill Sewell had the idea to get a 20-year reunion together.

In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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The Centers for Disease Control will award nearly $60 million to help cities, states and territories in efforts to combat the Zika virus, after Congress adjourned for the summer without acting on a bill that included more than $1 billion to combat the disease. According to the CDC, Georgia will be receiving $1.2 million in funds.

"We can't wait around," said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner. "We've got to do what we can with funding that we have to make sure states are prepared."

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We're not talking about popsicles. We're not talking about custard. We're not even talking about frozen yogurt.

We're talking about ice cream – from the shop, from the freezer aisle or from a hand-cranked barrel on a hot summer day. July is National Ice Cream Month, a tradition established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

A Republican National Convention logo is seen though silhouetted production equipment on a huge video screen at Quicken Loans Arena for the Republican National Convention, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland.
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PBS NewsHour provides live, "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Watch the news as it happens, below:

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This story is part of "Atlanta Remembers: The 1996 Olympics," WABE's series on the impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics on Atlanta, 20 years later. For more stories, click here. 

The 1996 Summer Olympic Games were a memorable experience for many in Atlanta at the time. Whether they worked the games, played an instrument in the opening ceremony, attended events or were simply watching from afar, Atlantans were involved in the international games at all levels.

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Thousands gathered Friday evening in downtown Atlanta for the NAACP “March for Justice,” in response to the fatal shootings earlier this week of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota by police officers.

The protesters began the march at 6 p.m. at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Centennial Olympic Park. They spanned city blocks, stopping traffic. Some rush-hour drivers who got caught in the march rolled down their car windows and raised their fists in solidarity.

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This story was updated at 10:55 a.m. 

Two students at Emory University have been identified by the school as among the victims of an attack in Bangladesh that left 20 people dead.

University president James Wagner said in an email to employees that Abinta Kabir was among those killed when militants took hostages at a restaurant in the Southeast Asian nation's capital of Dhaka on Friday. In a later statement, the university said Faraaz Hossain was among the victims.