WABE's Week In Review: Georgia lawmakers block some gender-affirming care for trans kids and DeKalb residents demand a cleanup

Opponents of Senate Bill 140 console each other after the measure passed out of the Georgia House Public Health Committee earlier this month. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

Gov. Kemp has signed SB-140, which prohibits doctors from providing hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgery to transgender children.

Clean up this mess…

DeKalb County’s backlog of code violations is well documented. But residents and county officials disagree over who’s actually responsible.

Lawmakers look to define antisemitism…

Also in this episode…

–Jess Mador looks at worsening maternal mortality numbers. (Georgia is one of the most dangerous places in the country to be pregnant and to give birth, especially for Black women.)

–Emily Jones tells us about Georgia’s new nuclear reactors reaching another milestone: the final round of testing is now underway.

–Jim Burress reports on Atlanta-based Delta cutting thousands of flights during the busy summer travel season.

–Molly Samuel explained why environmental groups were planning to sue the federal government over a big, wrinkly reptile that lives in south Georgia.

–And Gladys Knight finally gets her National Medal of the Arts.