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Showdown Looms over Grady Dialysis Clinic

APN recently reported on the situation revolving around the Grady Health System Outpatient Dialysis Clinic, which could close as early as Sept. 19. A coalition of activists rallied outside Grady Memorial Hospital on Thursday calling on the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC) to delay closing the clinic. Another protest is set for today at 2:30 p.m. outside the hospital. It’s […]

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Candidates Endorse Georgia STAND-UP Community Platform 2009

Candidates listen to the rules before the start of Tuesday’s forum. – Photo by Jonathan Springston, Senior Staff Writer, Atlanta Progressive News The recent article by APN regarding the Georgia STAND-UP Candidates’ Forum story notes a seven-plank community issues platform compiled by Alliance members. Read the platform in full below: Good Jobs Good Jobs includes the creation of quality jobs […]

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More Details of NAN Mayoral Debate 2009

Now on APN you can read a report about what went down Thursday night at the Auburn Avenue Research Library when nine candidates for Atlanta mayor crowded on stage to discuss important issues. Duvwon Robinson (standing), a relative unknown mayoral candidate, delivered many colorful lines during a candid debate. – Photo by Jonathan Springston, Senior Staff Writer, Atlanta Progressive News […]

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Seeds of Peace at the Carter Center

Anti-nuclear activists gathered this week in the Carter Center gardens to celebrate the annual “Seeds of Peace” observance, an event that marks the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945 and Nagasaki on Aug. 9. About 60 attendees gathered Sunday evening to watch interpretive dances, listen to poetry, and participate in sing-a-longs. Local activists have marked the two […]

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Outside Magazine Names Atlanta 3rd Best City

In its August issue, Outside Magazine names Atlanta the third best city in the United States, just behind Colorado Springs, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. Photo by Jonathan Springston, Senior Staff Writer, Atlanta Progressive News Here’s how Outside compiled their rankings: First, we started with the 100 most populated cities in America, using public data to rank them on factors like […]

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ACLU Drops CEP from Federal Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Thursday that it is dropping Community Education Partners, Inc. (CEP) from its federal lawsuit after the Atlanta Independent School System (AISS) declined this week to renew a $7 million contract with the private company to run its school. Atlanta’s Forrest Hill Academy, pictured here Fall 2008. – Photo by Jonathan Springston, Senior Staff […]

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