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One-third Southern Company Shareholders Vote for More Renewable Energy

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(APN) ATLANTA — One-third of Southern Company shareholders voted for the Company to move more quickly from coal to renewable energy sources at a recent meeting of the Company’s shareholders.   Shareholder resolutions filed at Southern Company by an advocacy group, As You Sow, and faith-based investor coalition, the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment (“Tri-State CRI”) sent Southern Company’s Board […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 28, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   State Threatens to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/state-threatens-to-shut-down-atlanta-streetcar/nrTwm/   City to Give Park Atlanta the Boot CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/story/32041060/city-to-give-park-atlanta-the-boot   Woman Offered TV on Craigslist and Robbed Buyers (Cobb County) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/cops-cobb-woman-offered-tv-on-craigslist-robbed-wo/nrPLT/   Top Vote Getter in Tuesday’s Primary Was A. Barnes Political Insider blog, […]

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What We’re Reading – Saturday, May 21, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Atlanta Watershed Chief Fired Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/143761202-story   Politically connected consultant challenges DeKalb Commissioner Gannon Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/politically-connected-consultant-challenges-dekalb/nrNnC/   Democrats battle to become nominee in senate race against Isakson WSBTV Channel 2 television news http://www.wsbtv.com/video?videoId=296229863   Salt Lake City Mayor Wants City Running on Clean Energy […]

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What We’re Reading – Friday, May 20, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   English Avenue Residents Fear Falcons Development CBS 46 television news www.cbs46.com/story/31986425/english-avenue-resident-fear-falcons-development   City’s DWM head Macrina being Challenged, Will she be replaced? Buckhead View http://buckheadview.com/2016/05/18/macrina-way-be-replaced/   More Questions about Ceasar’s Mitchell’s PAC Fox 5 Atlanta television news http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/i-team/143196514-story   “Ugly” Peach Removed from atop Building near Downtown Connector Atlanta Business Chronicle […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 18, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   No Names Allowed: DeKalb County Prohibits the Public from Speaking Commissioners’ Names CBS 46 television news http://www.cbs46.com/Clip/12443292/no-names-allowed-dekalb-county-prohibit-the-public-from-speaking-commissioners-names   Worst Commissioner Ever? DeKalb Mayors Pan Sutton’s Performance (article from 2014) Decaturish http://www.decaturish.com/2014/01/worst-commissioner-ever-dekalb-county-mayors-pan-suttons-performance/   Georgia Considers Tightening Coal Ash Storage Rules WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/georgia-considers-tightening-coal-ash-storage-rules   Historic Prattville Records Cleaned, Preserved Montgomery Advertiser […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

To access links, click on full post: ####   DeKalb Commissioner Sutton Targeted in Key Election Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/dekalb-commissioner-sutton-targeted-in-key-electio/nrNmd/   Catching Up with Stan Fong Georgia Voice http://thegavoice.com/catching-stan-fong/   Council Votes to Pay Public Defenders the Same as Prosecutors Fulton County Daily Report (subscription) http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202757747680/Council-Votes-to-Pay-Public-Defenders-the-Same-As-Prosecutors-Uphold-Hungry-Lawyers-Firing   House Speaker Ralston’s secret political fund Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/house-speaker-ralstons-secret-political-fund/nrL6F   Georgia Transportation […]

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What We’re Reading – Wednesday, May 11, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post: ####   Doctors’ Group Urges Grady Cut Ties with McDonald’s WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/doctors-group-urges-grady-cut-ties-mcdonalds   Marietta Joins Growing List of Cities Placing Glass in the Trash WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/marietta-joins-growing-list-cities-placing-glass-trash   Retired Educators Speak in Opposition to State Takeover of Schools Online Athens http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-05-08/retired-educators-leader-speaks-opposition-state-takeover-schools   The warning that Capitol Police posted on […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Seven Atlanta Schools Improve Enough to Avoid Potential State Takeover Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/seven-atlanta-schools-improve-enough-to-avoid-pote/nrGTS/   Plano, Texas, Shows how Rail Transit Can Positively Transform a Suburban City Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/plano-texas-shows-rail-transit-can-positively-transform-suburban-city/   Solar Freakin’ Highways: The U.S. Has Enough PV to Cover One Lane of Its Interstate Highway System Green Tech Media […]

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Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman Speaks in Atlanta on Her Twenty Year Coverage Memoir

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(APN) ATLANTA — Independent media supporters, community progressives, and listeners of WRFG 89.3FM gathered at the First Iconium Baptist Church, on Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta, to hear Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speak on the importance of social movements and the failures of the corporate media on May 3, 2016.   The proceeds of the talk went to support […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 09, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Atlanta Mayor’s Column Ripping Bernie Sanders Drafted by Lobbyist, Emails Show The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2016/05/06/hillary-super-pac-draft-oped/   Atlanta Sets Stage to Extend Streetcar 2.5 Miles, to Beltline’s Westside Trail Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/atlanta-sets-stage-extend-streetcar-2-5-miles-beltlines-westside-trail/   DeKalb Schools: We Invest in Students, not Pet Projects Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2016/05/09/dekalb-schools-we-invest-in-students-not-pet-projects/   DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones […]

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USDOJ Insists Georgia in Error on Voter Purge, in Statement of Interest filed in Lawsuit

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(APN) ATLANTA — On May 04, 2016 the United States Department of Justice, (USDOJ) filed a Statement of Interest of the United States, recommending the lawsuit filed against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and his office not be dismissed as requested by the State of Georgia.   As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Common Cause Georgia and the […]

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Candidate Seeks Progressive Change in Fulton Court Clerk’s Office

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(APN) ATLANTA — In the upcoming May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election, Duvwon Robinson is challenging incumbent Fulton County Superior Court Clerk, Cathelene “Tina” Robinson, for the Democratic nomination.   Duvwon Robinson [no relation with Cathelene] is a career counselor with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.   There is one Republican candidate running for the Clerk position, […]

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What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 03, 3016

To access links, pls click on full post. ####   Have Atlanta Rents Finally Topped Out? Curbed Atlanta http://atlanta.curbed.com/2016/5/2/11566476/atlanta-rents-finally-start-decline Safe Streets Groups Call for Upgrade after impaired driver hits three pupils Saporta Report http://saportareport.com/safe-streets-groups-call-upgrade-impaired-driver-hits-three-pupils/   In Louisiana, the U.S. Has its First Climate Change Refugees Political Insider blog http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/05/03/in-louisiana-the-u-s-has-its-first-climate-change-refugees/   King County Judge Makes Historic Judgment against Washington State in […]

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What We’re Reading – Monday, May 02, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post. #### Around Atlanta, the Housing Recovery’s Divide in Stark Black and White Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/around-atlanta-the-housing-recoverys-great-divide-is-in-stark-black-and-white/2016/05/01/5e44b34e-0e51-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html   On “Bus Crawl,” Beltline Creator Pitches Ways to Save Buford Highway Reporter Newspapers http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/04/28/bus-crawl-beltline-creator-pitches-ways-save-buford-highway/   Forecast says Gwinnett will be 37 percent Hispanic by 2040 WABE radio news http://news.wabe.org/post/forecast-says-gwinnett-will-be-37-percent-hispanic-2040   Plant Washington Misses Construction Start Deadline […]

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