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Street Car May Endanger Auburn Avenue Small Businesses

(APN) ATLANTA – If all goes according to plan, Atlanta’s historic Auburn Avenue will get a street car line by July 2012.  [Of course, US House Republicans could attempt to pull all federal funding for the project, so aside from that.] The Atlanta Street Car, which was approved by the City Council of Atlanta in December 2008, is said to […]

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APN Chat with Joan Garner, Candidate for Fulton Commission District 6

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2010 elections, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Joan Garner, 58, a candidate for Fulton County Commission Distict 6, the seat being vacated by Nancy Boxill. Thus far, APN has interviewed Gubernatorial candidate David Poythress; Secretary of State (SOS) candidate Angela Moore; School Superintendent candidates Beth Farokhi and Brian Westlake; and […]

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Coyle, Wan Face off in District 6 Council Run-off

(APN) ATLANTA — Liz Coyle and Alex Wan are facing off in a run-off election taking place in District 6. Early voting started yesterday, Wednesday, November 18, and election day will be held on December 01. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, run-offs are also occurring for Mayor, City Council President, and Council Post 2-at-large. Prior to the General […]

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Georgia Stand-UP Hosts Mayoral, Council President, District 11 Forum

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Georgia STAND-UP Alliance hosted its second Atlanta election forum Tuesday night, October 06, 2009, at the IBEW Auditorium. Nine total candidates running for Mayor of Atlanta, City Council President, and the soon-to-be vacated District 11 seat attended the event. Each of the candidates endorsed a community issues platform compiled by Georgia STAND-UP and released in […]

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APN Endorses Council Candidates Mitchell, Bond, Farokhi, Robertson, and…

(APN) ATLANTA — After a lengthy process of interviews, questionnaires, and research, the Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has selected our Endorsement List for Candidates for City Council of Atlanta for 2009. We have decided to endorse: Ceasar Mitchell for Council President, Michael Julian Bond for Post 1 at large, Amir Farokhi for Post 2 at large, Shelitha Robertson […]

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Race Memo Author Attacks APN’s Norwood Endorsement

(APN) ATLANTA — One of the two authors of the controversial Black Leadership Forum memo has sent an email attacking Atlanta Progressive News’s endorsement of Councilwoman Mary Norwood for Mayor of Atlanta. In the email, Prof. Keith Jennings writes that APN’s reference to the memo in our endorsement of Norwood “is nothing more than a newer version of the old […]

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Azizi Shines in District 6 Candidate Questionnaire (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Three candidates for Atlanta’s District 6 City Council seat–Bahareh Azizi, Steve Brodie, and Liz Coyle–have responded to a questionnaire from Atlanta Progressive News, addressing issues of concern to working families with a special focus on District 6. This District includes Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Morningside, Lenox Park, and Cheshire Bridge. APN sent the questionnaire to all six candidates. […]

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APN Chat with Council Candidate, Adam Brackman

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing in-depth coverage of Atlanta’s Mayoral and City Council races, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Adam Brackman, candidate for Post 1 at Large, to learn more about his position on key issues. Previously, APN has interviewed former Councilman Michael Julian Bond, another candidate in this race, for the seat being vacated by Ceasar Mitchell, […]

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APN Chat with Council Candidate, Amir Farokhi

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of Atlanta’s 2009 citywide races, Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Amir Farokhi, 31, a former commercial lawyer with McKenna, Long, and Aldridge. Farokhi is a leading candidate for the Post 2 At-large seat being vacated by Mary Norwood, who is running for Mayor. Other candidates running against Farokhi include Daryl Graham, a […]

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APN Q&A with Mayoral Candidate, Jesse Spikes

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2009 Atlanta Mayoral race, we sent a questionnaire to candidate Jesse Spikes. So far we have published interviews with Mayoral candidates Lisa Borders, Mary Norwood, Kasim Reed, Glenn Thomas, and Ceasar Mitchell (before he moved into the Council President race). This will conclude our series of interviews with Mayoral candidates. Stay […]

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State Committee Convenes Hearing on Public Housing

(APN) ATLANTA — The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Georgia State House of Representatives met Friday, March 07, 2008, to listen to testimony concerning Atlanta’s campaign to demolish all remaining public housing in Atlanta. “We all knew we had to do something,” State Rep. Mable Thomas, Chair of the Committee, said. “We all sort of came together to […]

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