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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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What We’re Reading – Monday, June 06, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Fulton County Drops Case against Tim Franzen- American Friends Service Committee Atlanta blog, Blogspot http://afscatlanta.blogspot.com/2016/06/fulton-county-drops-case-against-tim.html   Mayor softens criticism of Company’s Findings on Atlanta Streetcar WSBTV Channel 2 television news http://www.wsbtv.com/video/local-video/mayor-softens-criticism-of-company-s-findings-on-atlanta-streetcar_20160606222019/326798887   Coastal Georgia Nonprofit Starts Legal Fund to Fight Coal Ash Brunswick News http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/coastal-georgia-nonprofit-starts-legal-fund-to-fight-coal-ash/article_46adf3d6-c4ce-595f-8a47-9eccde6b339b.html   Georgia Republicans Back In-state […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, June 05, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Visibly Frightened ACLU Leader Quits after her Daughters were Frightened in the Ladies’ Room (APN story picked up by national media) Fox News television news http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/06/02/visibly-frightened-aclu-leader-quits-after-her-daughters-were-frightened-men-ladies-room   Kwanza Hall Floats Transportation Project List, including Streetcar Fix Atlanta Business Chronicle www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/06/03/atlanta-councilman-floats-transportation-project.html   Former Airport GM Accuses Mayor of Meddling in Airport […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, June 01, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Bill Torpy: DeKalb Election Flier a New Low in Racial Politics Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/dekalb-election-flier-a-new-low-in-racial-politics/nrXxd/   State Says Primary Turnout was Around 20 percent in Georgia WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/state-says-primary-turnout-was-around-20-percent-georgia   This is what Dunwoody’s Mini-city would look like Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/business/mini-city-project-coming-to-dunwoody/nrTqp/   San Francisco Finds Giving the Homeless […]

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