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APN Editor Running for Atlanta City Council in Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Founder and News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, 37, is running for Atlanta City Council District 3 in the Special Election that is scheduled for March 19, 2019.   Campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Charles-Cardinale-for-Atlanta-City-Council-District-3-216005662628584   Paypal donation link: https://www.paypal.me/friendsofmcharles   “Progressive Legislative Package for First 180 Days in Office” – Fourteen Draft Ordinances https://docs.google.com/document/d/17OzttXioBj1iDv1bmq48o-FwceK82VqsCeCPsWSGcA4 […]

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Gun Reform Advocates Propel McBath to Victory in U.S. House Race

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  (APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Rep.-elect Lucy McBath (D-GA), a national advocate for gun reform whose son was tragically murdered in 2012, was elected to the U.S. House seat for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on November 06, 2018.   Her victory was made possible with the help of gun control advocates across the country and a changing Sixth District disgusted […]

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Could Legal Personhood Save the Savannah River?

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(APN) ATLANTA — Nations around the world are addressing our environmental challenges by taking a novel legal approach, that is, granting personhood status to Mother Earth or to the rivers and lands she comprises.   The Savannah River, which runs through Georgia, is the third most toxic river in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   […]

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Atlanta Council to Consider Limiting Public Comment

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(APN) ATLANTA — Another Atlanta City Council term, another attack on public comment; there always is at least one ordinance introduced or action taken that is aimed at undermining the effectiveness of Atlantans to make a difference in the democratic process.   This time at least some members of the Atlanta City Council–following a discussion at their Fall Retreat held […]

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Vogtle Reactors Move Forward, despite Co-owner Concerns

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(APN) ATLANTA — After a debate on a “go or no go” vote, the co-owners–Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), Oglethorpe Power, and Dalton Utilities–decided to continue construction on the planned Plant Vogtle nuclear reactors Units 3 and 4, despite never-ending cost overruns.   The vote was triggered by a recent 2.3 billion dollar jump in the budget announced by […]

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Kemp Faces Voter Purge Lawsuits in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is currently facing at least two lawsuits related to his voter purging practices in the lead-up to the November 2018 General Election.   In 2017, Kemp found a way to purge another half a million voters from the voter rolls, continuing his practice of purging eligible voters from the voter rolls […]

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APN Editor Publishes “Tales of Audacity at the Turn of the Millennium”

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(APN) ATLANTA — The News Editor and founder of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, is pleased to announce the publication of a memoir entitled, Tales of Audacity at the Turn of the Millennium.   Written to the future, the book is intended to serve as a historical artifact of life in the United States at the turn of the […]

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Activists Push Co-owner, MEAG, to End the Insanity of Vogtle Units 3, 4

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(APN) SANDY SPRINGS — On Thursday, September 20, 2018, activists insisted that the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG), a minority co-owner of the pending two new nuclear reactors 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, finally abandon the insanity that is their continued involvement in the project.   Since the previous report by Atlanta Progressive News on the Vogtle co-owners, […]

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Federal Judge Denies E-Vote Injunction in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, September 17, 2018, U. S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg declined to issue a preliminary injunction that would have mandated paper ballots for Georgia’s November 06, 2018 General Election in the Curling v. Kemp lawsuit.   Georgia voters will therefore continue to use touchscreen electronic voting machines for what election integrity advocates hope will be […]

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A Crack in Co-Owner Support for Vogtle, as Costs Skyrocket

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(APN) ATLANTA — As the cost projections for the nuclear reactors 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle continue to skyrocket, co-owner support for Plant Vogtle is on increasingly shaky ground, especially as credit rating agencies are talking downgrades based upon the instability of cost projections around finishing the reactors.   Georgia Power’s announcement last month of an unexpected increase of […]

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Atlanta Routinely Assessing Business Fee without Authority

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta continues to assess and collect a five hundred dollar penalty to many Atlanta businesses without authority, despite the City being aware that they lack the authority to collect the fee, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.   This practice is disproportionately harming small businesses across Atlanta.   As of today, September 07, 2018, the […]

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Gwinnett Voters to Consider MARTA Referendum in March 2019

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(APN) ATLANTA — On August 02, 2018, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to create a ballot referendum that will take place on March 19, 2019, for Gwinnett County citizens to consider whether to approve a one cent sales tax that would fund the expansion of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) into Gwinnett County.       […]

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Reality Winner of Augusta, Whistleblower, Sentenced under Espionage Act

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Photograph from Reality Winner’s personal Facebook page; used pursuant to fair use doctrine for educational purposes.   (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Reality Leigh Winner, 26, a brave whistleblower who warned the U.S. citizenry of Russian espionage related to state election systems, was sentenced to five years in prison under the Espionage Act.   On June 26, 2018, […]

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Atlanta’s Authority to Restrict Zoning Comments in Question

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council has for at least the last several years–if not the last several decades–forbidden Atlanta citizens from making public comment on zoning matters at its Full Council Meetings and at its Committee Meetings.   Frequently, Atlanta citizens seek to exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and the petitioning of government for a […]

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