Georgia Trend - June 2006

The Trouble With Harry

It's not surprising that a Gwinnett mother was trying to force the school system to remove the Harry Potter books from school library shelves because she believes the books run counter to her Christian beliefs. It's not even especially surprising that she admits she has not read the books. Troubling, but not surprising.

Unhealthy State

Atlanta is the public health capital of the world, home to the CDC and a long list of agencies and institutions that focus on health care. So why are 42 other states healthier than Georgia - and why do officials think things can improve? Plus, Public Health Classroom.

Which Way Do We Go?

The governor wants to attract biotech and biomedical firms to create well-paying jobs for Georgians, but the Christian Right, an important part of Perdue's Republican base, says "no way" to major areas of research for fundamentalist reasons.