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Lisa Hagen

Lisa Hagen is a reporter at WABE.

In 2011, Lisa interned and produced videos for the English-language news site for Al-Ahram, in Cairo, Egypt. She’s reported for and from Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene Brooklyn for the NYTimes’ “The Local” blog. She also put in a couple years as a stringer for the New York Post before moving south.

Lisa studied creative writing at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, but ended up with a much more practical degree in “Militarism and Sexuality” from New York University’s Gallatin School. A master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seemed a next logical step.

She’s originally from Kahalu’u, Hawaii. Lisa does not know how to surf. She can, however, filet a salmon very quickly and is a lover of fly-fishing.

U.S. House Representatives and U.S. Senators from Georgia condemned white supremacy after the Charlottesville terrorist incident on Saturday.
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Following deadly violence linked to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Atlanta this weekend.

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On Sunday night, a handful of masked protesters defaced a statue with links to the Confederacy in Piedmont Park.

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Legal advocates say the University System of Georgia's new sexual misconduct policy is not up to federal standards.

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The Board of Regents voted to approve an update to the policy yesterday. Lisa Anderson, with Atlanta Women for Equality, said she wishes she could have reviewed the final language.

"There is absolutely no doubt that this policy is illegal," Anderson said.

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Georgia’s University System voted today to update its sexual misconduct policy. The goal is to make policy consistent across the state’s colleges and universities.

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Each campus will now notify the university system about any case that may involve suspension or expulsion.

Overseeing those complaints will be Assistant Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Kimberly Ballard-Washington.

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., listens to a witness during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women's Issues hearing on overview of U.S. policy t
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The six months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been marked by an explosion of political action by many unhappy with him and his administration’s policies. 

That has included loud demands by constituents who want to meet with elected officials and frustration when members of Congress seem out of reach.

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Caroline Stover is one of a wave of progressive Georgia activists awakened by the election of President Trump.

an employee of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., waiting for the front gate to be opened so she can enter.
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Southern Poverty Law Center lawyers say a large immigration detention center in South Georgia is violating detainees' rights to due process.

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