Monthly Archives: May 2016

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)   Catching Up with Stan Fong Georgia Voice   Council Votes to Pay Public Defenders the Same as Prosecutors Fulton County Daily Report (subscription)   House Speaker Ralston’s secret political fund Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   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   Marietta Joins Growing List of Cities Placing Glass in the Trash WABE radio news   Retired Educators Speak in Opposition to State Takeover of Schools Online Athens   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   Plano, Texas, Shows how Rail Transit Can Positively Transform a Suburban City Saporta Report   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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APN Editor Co-Launches SMART ALEC, a Progressive Policy Think Tank

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(APN) ATLANTA — A new non-profit organization, SMART ALEC, seeks to promote progressive public policies at the state and local levels.   As a progressive response to ALEC–a controversial right-wing policy firm funded by the Koch brothers and large corporations–SMART ALEC offers a transparent, grassroots approach to public policy.   Atlanta Progressive News Editor and CEO Matthew Charles Cardinale is […]

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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   Atlanta Sets Stage to Extend Streetcar 2.5 Miles, to Beltline’s Westside Trail Saporta Report   DeKalb Schools: We Invest in Students, not Pet Projects Get Schooled blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution   DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones […]

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


(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


(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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Atlanta Council Approves New Affordable Housing Requirement for Development Authority Deals, with New Option at 60% AMI

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(APN) ATLANTA — At the Monday, May 02, 2016 Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, the Council approved, in a vote of fourteen to one, a new ordinance by Councilman Andre Dickens (Post 3-at-large) to require a set-aside of affordable housing units in new multi-family housing developments receiving funds from a development authority doing business in the […]

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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 Safe Streets Groups Call for Upgrade after impaired driver hits three pupils Saporta Report   In Louisiana, the U.S. Has its First Climate Change Refugees Political Insider blog   King County Judge Makes Historic Judgment against Washington State in […]

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Atlanta Council Moves Forward on Turner Field Sale to AFCRA


(APN) ATLANTA — Despite public opposition, on Monday, May 02, 2016, the City Council of Atlanta voted unanimously to approve the sale the two-thirds portion of Turner Field owned by the City of Atlanta to the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA), which owns the other one-third, so that the baseball stadium can be sold through AFCRA to development firms […]

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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   On “Bus Crawl,” Beltline Creator Pitches Ways to Save Buford Highway Reporter Newspapers   Forecast says Gwinnett will be 37 percent Hispanic by 2040 WABE radio news   Plant Washington Misses Construction Start Deadline […]

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What We’re Reading – Sunday, May 01, 2016

To access links, pls click on full post.   Opinion: For Taxpayers, Braves Put down Bats, Pick up Screwdrivers Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Clarkston Finds Support to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession WABE radio news   Old Power Gives Way to New Power in South Georgia Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)   Justice Department: U.S. Attorney Investigator Treatment of Georgia LGBT […]

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Community Finalizes Benefit Agreement Request, as Turner Field Redevelopment Moves Forward, Unphased

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(APN) ATLANTA — Residents among communities near Turner Field, the Turner Field Benefits Planning Coalition (TTFBPC), and many others will be in attendance on Monday, May 02, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., for the Full Council Meeting of the City Council of Atlanta, to express their opposition to Resolution 16-R-3455 and Ordinance 16-O-1174.   The two bills would advance the redevelopment […]

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