Storylines To Watch In 2023

With 2022 in the books and 2023 now upon us, what should you be keeping an eye out for in Georgia news next?

A team of WABE reporters across eight different beats put together their storylines to watch for so you’re in-the-know on what the year may bring across the Peach State.

Arts & Culture

By “City Lights with Lois Reitzes” Staff

Events to look forward to, cocktail bar trends, an entertainment powerhouse puts roots down in Atlanta, the fate of old school Atlanta establishments and more.

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Massage Business Shootings-Lawmakers

(AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Criminal Justice

By Chamian Cruz

Atlanta spa shootings trial, police reform, next steps in “Cop City” controversy, rise of officer-involved shootings and more.


By Martha Dalton

“The pandemic slide,” return of the reading wars, tackling a mental health crisis, expanding and investing in early education and more.

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

The Environment

By Molly Samuel and Emily Jones

Future of nuclear power, electric vehicle revolution in Georgia, mining near the Okefenokee, emerging climate solutions and more.


By Jess Mador

Access to mental health care, abortion rights, fixing Georgia’s struggling hospital system, a drug overdose crisis, Atlanta-based CDC under fire and more.

(AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)


By Stephannie Stokes

Criminalizing Georgia homeless encampments, what happens to housing costs, the role of local investors, affordable housing funding and more.


By Emily Wu Pearson

MARTA soccer partnership, in-state tuition for DACA recipients, non-profits supporting new Georgians, investigating Georgia’s ICE facilities and more.

(AP Photo/Jeff Amy, File)

(AP photo/John Amis)


By Sam Gringlas

New power players under the Gold Dome, legislation on the docket, 2022 election fallout, Trump grand jury in Fulton, presidential politics and more.