Monthly Archives: December 2010

Archibong Joins CD/HR Cmte; Bond, Wan Join Public Safety Cmte (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — The Committee assignments for the City Council of Atlanta are out for 2011, and it appears that Council President Ceasar Mitchell has made several changes. UPDATE: Since this article was published last week, Mitchell put Yolanda Adrean back on PS/LA; took Archibong off PS/LA; and took Adrean off Transportation, according to an updated document obtained by Atlanta […]

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Ballot Access Case Appealed to US Supreme Court

(APN) ATLANTA– The lawsuit challenging Georgia’s ballot access law requiring a five percent petition for non-statewide independent and political body candidates, brought by Faye Coffield, an independent candidate for Georgia’s 4th Congressional District in 2008, has been appealed to the Supreme Court of the US. A Petition for Writ of Certiorari was filed in the case, Faye Coffield v. Brian […]

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Video Footage of Recent Persistent Plane Contrails in Atlanta

Video from Poisonfreefamily on Youtube.  The video plays two rap songs, including some profanity, so viewer discretion is advised.  We at Atlanta Progressive News are looking into this issue of persistent plane contrails in Atlanta skies.  This video was taken by a citizen in the community.  We have also documented the unusual proliferation of these persistent trails in recent days.  […]

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Thousands Apply for Heating Assistance in Fulton

(APN) ATLANTA — Things were chaotic for the first couple weeks after Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program funds became available to the general public on December 01.  The LIHEAP funds–which are administered through counties across the US and are targeted to the winter season–had been available for seniors since November 01. On the first few days, people were lining […]

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Urban Farm to Open in Historic Fourth Ward, Was Public Housing

The Truly Living Well Center has partnered with the Wheat Street Baptist Church to lease four acres of land for an urban farm in the Historic Fourth Ward.  A groundbreaking was held on December 05, 2010. The site used to be a housing project, but many of Atlanta’s destroyed housing projects, there were no plans for redevelopment.  Currently, the plot […]

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EPA Responds to Reports on Chromium 6 in Water Supplies

Recently, an organization called the Environmental Working Group released a study testing water supplies in 35 cities, including Atlanta, showing varying levels of Chromium 6 in the water.  Atlanta’s water had 0.2 parts per billion. The chemical is commonly discharged from steel and pulp mills, metal-plating plants and leather-tanning facilities, EWG reported.  Chromium 6 was the chemical at issue in […]

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Nine Democratic Legislators Have Switched to Republican Party Post-Election

  (APN) ATLANTA — Nine Democratic legislators have now switched to the Republican Party since the November 2010 General Election. State Rep. Mike Cheokas is the latest, as of December 20, 2010. “I made this decision in careful consultation with members of my community after being approached by many of them and hearing their thoughts,” Rep. Cheokas said in a […]

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Passes US Senate, Signed by President

Several Republicans joined in repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, thus allowing soldiers who are homosexual to serve openly and without fear of being discharged.  US Sen. Manchin (D-WV), who had not supported the policy in previous votes, was conspicuously absent; otherwise, the entire Democratic delegation supported. Republicans supported the repeal of DADT included: US Sens. Brown (R-MA), Burr (R-NC), […]

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US Senate Ratifies New START with Russia, Georgia WAND Celebrates

As previously reported by APN, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions had lobbied US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to support the new START Treaty between the US and Russia.  Isakson supported the bill in Cmte, spoke eloquently in support of the bill on the US Senate floor, and supported its ratification by the US Senate. 71 Senators voted yea; […]

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Activist Delegation Releases Statement on Macon State Prison Visit

As previously reported by APN, after prisoners across Georgia held a week-long strike over the conditions in Georgia prisons, a coalition of advocates sent a delegation to investigate at Macon State Prison. “The corrections department made the proper decision by allowing us to review conditions and speak with inmates in this historic first step toward learning what is happening […]

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