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Standing Rock Solidarity Events Held in Atlanta, Decatur

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(APN) ATLANTA — Activists held two events, one in Atlanta and one in Decatur, in recent weeks in solidarity with the Native American-led protests at Standing Rock, in South Dakota, against the Dakota Pipeline, which have been ongoing for months.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/08/28/natives-environmentalists-stand-with-sioux-opposing-dakota-pipeline/   Vigils and rallies for Standing Rock are popping up everywhere across the country, and even in other […]

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Decatur Voters Consider Tax Relief for Seniors

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(APN) DECATUR — Signs are up all over the City of Decatur, not for Clinton or Trump, but to support tax relief for seniors on the November 08, 2016 General Election ballot.   State Sen. Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) sponsored five local bills that passed the Georgia Legislature this session, which created the voter referendum […]

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Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Promotes Solar Panels Installations for Homes

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(APN) DECATUR — DeKalb County homeowners, business owners, and environmentalists showed up at the downtown Decatur Recreation Center for a town hall meeting on September 01, 2016 to learn how to solarize their homes and businesses with the Solarize Decatur-DeKalb campaign.   www.solarcrowdsource.com/projects/solarize-decatur-dekalb/   One can sign up online for a free solar evaluation between September 01 and December 31, […]

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Emory University Pursuing Atlanta Annexation

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(APN) ATLANTA — Emory University has announced plans to pursue annexation of its campus into the City of Atlanta.  Emory is currently part of unincorporated DeKalb County.   “Emory already promotes its location as Atlanta, is known internationally as being located in Atlanta, and has an Atlanta address and zip code,” the university said in a press release.   “The […]

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Mims Park Statue, of Confederate Mayor Mims, Raises Concern

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(APN) ATLANTA — Plans are underway to restore historic Mims Park, on Atlanta’s West side in the Vine City community, to its original design by world renowned landscape Architects Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted.   The restored Mims Park will memorialize and honor legends of the Civil Rights Movement with statues, but another legacy that is interwoven in […]

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Georgians Outraged by DEA Decision Not to Reschedule Cannabis

(APN) ATLANTA — On August 11, 2016, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rejected two petitions to reschedule cannabis (“marijuana”) under the Controlled Substances Act from Schedule 1–the classification for dangerous drugs with no medical value–to a lower classification.   https://www.dea.gov/divisions/hq/2016/hq081116.shtml   One petition was from Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, and medical cannabis […]

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Atlanta Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative Marks Official Launch

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(APN) ATLANTA — Last month, in June 2016, the City of Atlanta and Fulton County officially launched the Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative to divert from the criminal justice system people whose infractions are driven mainly by addiction, mental illness, and poverty.   The launch makes Atlanta/Fulton County the fifth jurisdiction in the U.S. to embrace the PAD program.  The project […]

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Some Feel “Bern” to Run for U.S. Congress, Local Offices

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(APN) ATLANTA — While U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President of the U.S., some supporters of the Sanders Campaign have started a new political action committee, the Brand New Congress (BNC), to put power in the hands of the people.   BNC is made up of progressive […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 26, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Religious Leaders Urge Brookhaven Officials to Consider the Impact of Gentrification Brookhaven Post http://brookhavenpost.co/religious-leaders-urge-brookhaven-officials-to-consider-impact-of-gentrification/41398/   Savannah-Chatham Hiring 450 Teachers, No Education Degree required NBC 4 Columbus http://nbc4i.com/2016/06/20/georgia-school-district-hiring-450-teachers-no-education-degree-required/   One Year Later, Georgia Power Installs Just Five Solar Rooftops WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/one-year-georgia-power-installs-just-five-solar-rooftops   Georgia Judge Calls Man “Queer” during Bizarre […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 19, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Ebenezer Baptist Church Vigil Draws Diverse Crowd of Hundreds to Mourn Orlando Victims The Georgia Voice http://thegavoice.com/ebenezer-baptist-church-vigil-draws-diverse-crowd-hundreds-honor-orlando-victims/   Developers Plans $200 million Community in Atlanta’s Upper-west side WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/developer-plans-200m-community-atlanta-s-upper-west-side   Attorney: Friendship Tower knowingly installed Faulty Air Conditioner CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/story/32250880/attorney-friendship-tower-knowingly-installed-faulty-air-conditioner   “Angels” to Block Westboro […]

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Trump Talks to Supporters inside the Fox; APN Covers Opposition Outside

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(APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, inside the Fox Theater in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talked to his loyal followers.   Meanwhile, outside on the sidewalk, hundreds of anti-Trump folks gathered to protest his policy platform, which would discriminate against so many minorities in the U.S.   The lines going into the […]

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What We’re Reading – Thursday, June 16, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   NPU System Changes Raise Concerns Buckhead View http://buckheadview.com/2016/06/08/npu-system-changes-raise-concerns/   What a Hooker, a John, and an Abandoned House Have to do with Corporate Secrecy Investigations blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2016/06/14/what-a-hooker-a-john-and-an-abandoned-house-have-to-do-with-corporate-secrecy/   Georgia Democrats Want New Debate on Assault Weapons Ban After Orlando Shootings Political Insider blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/06/13/georgia-democrats-want-new-debate-on-assault-weapons-ban-after-orlando-shootings/ Georgia Senator […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 12, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Michael Thurmond’s Biggest Challenge Won’t be with DeKalb Voters Atlanta Magazine http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/michael-thurmonds-biggest-challenge-wont-be-with-dekalb-voters/   Community Solar Benefitting Co-op Members in North Carolina Southeast Energy News http://southeastenergynews.com/2016/06/10/community-solar-projects-benefiting-co-op-members-in-nc/   Housing Activist Proposes Model Ordinance for Affordable Housing Impact Statements (CEO of APN, Matthew Charles Cardinale) KBOO FM radio news (Portland, OR) http://kboo.fm/media/50372-housing-activist-proposes-model-ordinance-affordable-housing-impact-statements   […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, June 07, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   City of Atlanta Seeks Input on Major Office of Planning Expansion Curbed Atlanta http://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/6/7/11872974/city-of-atlanta-tim-keane-department-of-planning   Underground Atlanta Sale Enabled by Golf Course Swap Saporta Report http://www.saportareport.com/underground-atlanta-sale-enabled-golf-course-swap-continues-sale-city-assets/   If Atlanta Votes to Expand MARTA, Will Others Follow? Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://business.blog.myajc.com/2016/06/05/if-atlanta-votes-to-expand-marta-will-others-follow/   Cobb County Needs to Raise Taxes to Pay for […]

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