Former Georgia Rep. Mike Dudgeon casts the ceremonial first vote of the new session of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 10, 2011, in Atlanta. Dudgeon retired from the Legislature in 2016 because of work-life balance issues. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Low Pay In State Legislatures Means Some Can't Afford The Job

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Ron Ellis of Augusta, Ga., hugs Monica Baldwin, a navigator with Christ Community Health, after she helped him sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Phil Galewitz/KHN hide caption

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Students interview Arie Carpenter, a widow known simply and affectionately as Aunt Arie, on her front porch. She dispensed bits of wisdom such as "Livin' by yourself ain't all roses — and it ain't all thorns." Her stories inspired playwright Susan Cooper and actor Hume Cronyn, whose collaboration resulted in the 1982 Broadway production Foxfire. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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In The Mountains Of Georgia, Foxfire Students Keep Appalachian Culture Alive

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Huge bands of rain are seen in this satellite image of Hurricane Matthew just before it made landfall in South Carolina Saturday morning. NASA/NOAA GOES Project hide caption

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Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall In S.C.; 'Serious Inland Flooding' Reported

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Bull River Yacht Club Dock Master Robert Logan leaves the dock after finishing up storm preparations as Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the East Coast, Friday, Oct. 7, in Savannah, Ga. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Matthew Rolls Into Savannah, Ga., Which Is Now Under Curfew

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People bike on the beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. Droves of people in the U.S. have begun evacuating coastal areas ahead of the storm, which tracked a deadly path through the Caribbean in a maelstrom of wind, mud and water. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A motorist who found an Atlanta gas station had run out of fuel calls a nearby gas station Monday to see if they have any left. Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Herman "Dub" Tolbert, shown inside an American Legion post in Bokoshe, Okla., says the community is left exposed and he's determined to make regulators listen. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Communities Uneasy As Utilities Look For Places To Store Coal Ash

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A Remote Town, A Closed-Off Courtroom, And A Father Facing Deportation

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announces his veto of legislation that major corporations said could legalize discrimination. He said, "I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference Monday in Atlanta to announce his rejection of a controversial "religious liberty" bill. He said: "I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith-based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Disney and other companies have threatened to stop film production in Georgia if the state's controversial "religious liberty" bill becomes law. AMC Networks, which films The Walking Dead in Georgia, has also spoken out against the bill. PR Newswire via AP hide caption

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