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APN Interview with CT Martin, Candidate, Atlanta Council President

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2017 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News had the opportunity to interview Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10), the longest serving Councilmember who is now running for Council President.   Previously, APN interviewed Felicia Moore (District 9) and Alex Wan (District 6), who are also both running for […]

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James Bell, 1959-2017, !Presente!

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(APN) ATLANTA — James Bell, a passionate and effective advocate for cannabis policy reform in Georgia, passed away of a sudden heart attack this morning, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   After decades of stagnation of cannabis (“marijuana”) policy reform in Georgia, Bell decided to form a new organization, Georgia CARE, to focus on lobbying, research, and education around medical […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Brionte McCorkle, District 11, Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta Municipal Elections for 2017, this article presents the Candidate Questionnaire responses from Brionte McCorkle, who is running for the open District 11 seat on the City Council.   District 11, in southwest Atlanta, is currently represented by Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is running for Mayor of Atlanta.   […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Jason Dozier, District 4, Atlanta City Council

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  (APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2017 Municipal Elections, this article presents the questionnaire responses of Jason Dozier, who is running for the District 4 seat on the Atlanta City Council.   Cleta Winslow–whose service on City Council has been plagued by one ethics scandal after another, in addition to a charge of Driving Under the […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Amir Farokhi, District 2, Atlanta Council

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Municipal Elections, this article presents the questionnaire responses of Amir Farokhi, who is running for Atlanta City Council District 2. The District 2 seat, which includes much of Downtown and Midtown, as well as Old Fourth Ward, is currently held by Kwanza Hall, who is running for […]

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Work Session Rescheduled for Atlanta Surplus Property Housing Ordinance

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Work Session that had been scheduled by two committees of the City Council of Atlanta for Thursday, August 30, 2017, has been re-scheduled for September 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1445/18   The Work Session is to discuss the proposed ordinance, 17-O-1463, by Councilman Michael Bond (Post 1-at-large) and eight co-sponsors to […]

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U.S. Sen. Isakson Fails to Connect at Town Hall Meeting

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(APN) MARIETTA — On Monday, August 14, 2017, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)  hosted a Town Hall Meeting to answer constituents’ questions.     Progressive activists nationwide and in Georgia have struggled to get meetings with Republican elected officials, in a political environment characterized by division and turmoil.   Constituents thanked U.S. Sen. Isakson numerous times for holding the meeting […]

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Atlanta’s Homeless Opportunity Bond Helps, but Won’t Replace Task Force

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 17, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta voted unanimously to authorize the Atlanta Development Authority (“Invest Atlanta”) to issue a 26 million dollar Homeless Opportunity Bond (HOB) to combat homelessness in Atlanta.       The United Way of Greater Atlanta will match that with a 25 million dollar philanthropic donation.   Mayor Kasim Reed announced […]

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Work Session Scheduled on Surplus Property Housing Ordinance

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Work Session has been scheduled by the Atlanta City Council to discuss Proposed Ordinance 17-O-1463, an ordinance by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) to sell surplus City property to nonprofit developers for development for affordable housing benefitting low-income families in Atlanta.   https://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=2063&ID=12901   The Work Session–which is a joint work session of Community Development/Human […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part Three: Aman, Bottoms (UPDATE 2)

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Mayoral race, this article presents an overview of two candidates: former City of Atlanta Chief Financial Officer Peter Aman and Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11).   In Part One, Atlanta Progressive News presented an overview of Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) and Councilman Kwanza […]

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Family in DeKalb Sues Sessions over Cannabis Classification

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With added legal analysis by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — A family in DeKalb County has joined a coalition of plaintiffs from around the country to challenge the federal government’s classification of cannabis, or “marijuana,” as a Schedule I drug, which means a dangerous substance with no medical benefits.   Sebastien Cotte is representing his son Jagger, 6, […]

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APN Candidate Q&A: Dustin Hillis, Atlanta Council District 9

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2017 Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has distributed a questionnaire to several City Council candidates, and is planning to send out another round to another several candidates soon.   We will publish the questionnaire responses as they come in.   Dustin Hillis, an aide to Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), is […]

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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017, APN Overview Part Two: Fort, Woolard

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Mayoral race, this article presents an overview of two candidates: State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and former City Council President Cathy Woolard.   In Part One, Atlanta Progressive News presented an overview of Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large) and Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2).   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/07/04/atlanta-mayoral-race-2017-apn-overview-part-one-norwood-hall/   […]

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South Carolina Pulls the Plug on Two Nuclear Reactors

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(APN) ATLANTA — Ding, Dong.  V.C. Summer’s two planned new nuclear power reactors near Columbia, South Carolina are dead.   The culprits include rising costs, falling demand for energy, construction delays, and the bankruptcy of lead contractor Westinghouse.   After nine years, Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) are pulling the plug on the fourteen billion dollar […]

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APN Interview with Alex Wan, Council President Candidate

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(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the City of Atlanta 2017 Municipal Elections, we sat down with Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan (District 6), who is running for Council President.   Previously, we interviewed Councilwoman Felicia Moore (District 9), who is also running for the seat.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2017/06/04/apn-interview-with-felicia-moore-council-president-candidate/   Councilman C.T. Martin (District 10), a third candidate for […]

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