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One mom told me, “I love my son. I love him so much but it’s like, am I the best thing for him?"
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How Georgia’s system to teach children with disabilities is falling vastly short of its promise.
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One parent referred to Georgia's 46-year-old system for segregating children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities as “a warehouse for kids the school system doesn't want or know how to deal with.”

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Studies show that children who live with grandparents or other relatives typically fare better than children in foster care, but at what cost? Many say they are ill equipped and burnt out trying to be social workers, nurses and therapists for their vulnerable charges.

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About 128,000 children in Georgia and an estimated 103,000 grandparents and other non-parental relatives could be affected by legislation scheduled to be introduced this week by Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-DeKalb) and others.

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When private wells are properly installed and maintained, they are usually clean and reliable sources of water – but not always.

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Mental health patients and the developmentally disabled are some of the most vulnerable people in our society and unfortunately, even with the best of intentions, the system can let them down.

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Reporter Johanes Roselló spent four months interviewing families who’d been affected by the deportation of a father or spouse. Their stories were heartbreaking, frustrating and inspiring. Here are some lessons and suggestions for others considering similar projects.

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Looking at kids being part of protests against deportations is something that could and should break anyone’s heart. I believe that no child should be in the position of suffering an unexpected separation from their parents because of immigration laws. But as we know, that situation happens daily.

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Did the writers at "Silent Witness" know that their Helen Karamides character was such a close match for Dr. Waney Squier (except, of course, for the parts about the suicide, the alcoholism, and the theft of infant brains)?

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