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Elly Yu


Elly Yu is a reporter at WABE, where she first got her start in public radio as an graduate student intern in 2013. Since then, she’s reported for WNYC, NPR, and Marketplace among others.  In 2014, Elly was awarded with an immigration reporting fellowship from the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Elly holds a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she co-hosted a podcast. 

Skyview Atlanta

Construction on the new Ferris wheel downtown began on Wednesday. 

The 20-story Ferris wheel, named SkyView Atlanta, is being built across from Centennial Olympic Park.

The attraction will be different from the average Ferris wheel that would be at a fair, said Jason Evans, spokesman for SkyView. 

Ed Castro Landscape/DeKalb County

Animal activists are still waiting on final word from DeKalb County on the location of a new animal shelter. After weeks of delay, residents are frustrated and concerned about the shelter being built on one of the proposed sites.

Two weeks ago, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was set to recommend a site for a new shelter.

Instead, three sites were proposed, and the final recommendation was supposed to come Tuesday at the county commission meeting. But the county presented further evaluations.

Elly Yu/for WABE

UPDATE (June 14, 2013, 12:20 p.m.): Governor Deal Friday appointed two top Democrats in the House and Senate to sit on a panel along with the Attorney General to decide whether Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D- Atlanta) should be suspended from office.

Deal appointed state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) and state Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson (D-Tucker) to join Attorney General Sam Olens. 

The panel has 14 days to issue a written report of its determination. The panel's ruling is final. 

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

In an attempt to boost funding for Georgia’s wildlife preservation efforts, the state Department of Natural Resources Thursday revealed three new license plate designs. 

With a bald eagle by his side, Governor Deal introduced each of the new tags at the state capitol.

“The first tag features a soaring bald eagle and provides critical funds for DNR’s nongame conservation section,” Deal said.  

Proceeds from the license plates are one the primary sources for the state’s wildlife preservation efforts.

Georgia State Senate

 The U.S. Senate Wednesday began debating an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. A group of state lawmakers is now urging Georgia’s U.S. senators to vote against the proposed bill.

The bill would provide a path to citizenship and make it easier for U.S. companies to hire foreign workers. But ten Republicans in the Georgia State Senate say before a pathway to citizenship can be addressed, the bill needs to focus on securing borders.