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Buckhead Cityhood Stalls in Georgia General Assembly 
2022-02-17 21:06:08
by Reece Nations

ATLANTA — Legislation to de-annex the Buckhead neighborhood from the city of Atlanta has stalled in the Georgia General Assembly after Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston effectively killed the measure. Although Georgia’s legislative session won’t end... Read More

Political News
Voting Rights and Fate of the Filibuster Set Senate Showdown on Capitol Hill
2022-01-12 00:14:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate only just returned to work a few days ago, but already it’s embroiled in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of the year. The “it,” of course, is the raging war of words over Senate Democrats' effort to... Read More

Discrimination
New Report Studies Anti-Asian Sentiment in the COVID Era
2022-01-04 14:04:38
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The pandemic led to increased bias against Asians according to a recent report. The RAND Corporation recently published findings from a series of surveys that identified key themes regarding the causes of, reaction to, and mitigation measures against... Read More

Elections
Early Voting Underway for Atlanta’s Nov. 30 Race for Mayor
2021-11-20 00:13:31
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — Early voting kicked off this week for Georgia’s 2021 runoff elections, the most watched being the race to finally decide who will be Atlanta’s next mayor. City Council President Felicia Moore and Council Member Andre Dickens are facing... Read More

Cities
Buckhead Cityhood Probed by Georgia Senate Committee
2021-11-05 21:30:26
by Reece Nations

ATLANTA — Neither side of the controversial Buckhead City movement held back during the Georgia State Senate Committee on State and Local Governmental Operations hearing on Thursday. Proponents and opponents alike came to testify before the committee on the neighborhood’s... Read More

Cities
Mayoral Races Stay Focused on Police Practices, Rising Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the U.S. will pick new city leaders Tuesday from candidates who have been largely defined by their stances on police and crime.Those issues came to the forefront in cities big and small after the... Read More

Elections
Runoff Likely With ‘Undecideds’ Still Leading In Atlanta Mayoral Race
2021-10-27 14:55:13
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — By now, there’s usually some clarity, but with just a week to go before Atlantans turn out to select their new mayor and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s final poll in the books, the number of undecided voters is far... Read More

Cities
Wealthy Atlanta District Vying for Cityhood
2021-10-04 20:29:34
by Reece Nations

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its own government. The Georgia Senate’s local government operations committee is set to convene hearings on legislation that would allow Buckhead... Read More

Cities
Kasim Reed Files to Campaign for Comeback as Atlanta Mayor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four years after leaving City Hall.  A document Reed's campaign team filed with the Georgia ethics commission opens the door for... Read More

Business
Corporate Pro Bono Initiatives Deliver Legal Aid to Those Who Need It Most
2020-10-27 13:13:56
by Sean Trambley

When Gwen Boyd-Willis was released from a Georgia women’s prison after a four-month sentence for fraudulently using an ATM card left in a machine, she faced new barriers to gaining employment and becoming a productive member of society. Candid with... Read More

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