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After Homeless Deaths, Activists Push City on Warming Centers

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(APN) ATLANTA — At least two homeless people have frozen to death in recent weeks after sleeping on the streets of Atlanta this very cold and wet winter.  Now activists are asking the City of Atlanta to make changes to its warming center policies to prevent more deaths from occurring.   One homeless man named Ricky died on November 27, […]

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APN Editor Running for Atlanta City Council in Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Founder and News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, 37, is running for Atlanta City Council District 3 in the Special Election that is scheduled for March 19, 2019.   Campaign website:   Campaign Facebook page:   Paypal donation link:   “Progressive Legislative Package for First 180 Days in Office” – […]

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Work Session Scheduled on Surplus Property Housing Ordinance

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Work Session has been scheduled by the Atlanta City Council to discuss Proposed Ordinance 17-O-1463, an ordinance by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) to sell surplus City property to nonprofit developers for development for affordable housing benefitting low-income families in Atlanta.   The Work Session–which is a joint work session of Community Development/Human […]

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Disabled Community Fights for Their Lives to Save Medicaid

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(APN) ATLANTA — “No Medicaid Cuts, No Medicaid Caps, No Cuts to Medicaid Waivers.”  These were the demands from over fifty people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) at the Georgia State Capitol, on Wednesday, july 12, 2017.   Their protest highlighted how the various U.S. Congressional Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would harm Georgia.   People […]

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Labor Celebrates $15 per Hour Minimum for Atlanta City Workers

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(APN) ATLANTA — On June 21, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta voted, as part of the approval of next fiscal year’s budget, to raise the minimum wage for workers employed by the City of Atlanta from to $10.10 to $15 an hour over the next two fiscal years.   The raise does not cover people working in the City […]

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Sen. McKoon, Jeff Graham, Others Debate Georgia’s RFRA Bill

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Photograph by Gloria Tatum, Senior Staff Writer.   (APN) ATLANTA — The first RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) debate of the year has arrived, even before any of the grandstanding of the 2016 Legislative Session has even begun.   The two most vocal players–State Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) and Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham–were present, along with recently-elected State […]

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“Ms. Angela” Threatens APN with Lawsuit, using Fictitious Attorney, apparently

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(APN) ATLANTA — Angela Moore, a candidate for State Senate District 43 in the upcoming November 03, 2015 Special Election, has sent Atlanta Progressive News’s News Editor a Cease and Desist letter, demanding that APN retract an article dated September 20, 2015, entitled, “SD 43 Candidate, ‘Ms. Angela,’ Created Fictitious Debt to Avoid Campaign Debt, Apparently.”   The letter demanded […]

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APN 2014 General Endorsements Part Two: Hecht, Doreen Carter, Blackman, No on Income Tax Cap Amendment

(APN) ATLANTA — The Board of Directors of Atlanta Progressive News has issued a second round of endorsements in the General Election for 2014 for statewide, U.S. midterm, and other elections in Georgia. In our latest round of endorsements, we endorse Greg Hecht for Attorney General of Georgia; Doreen Carter for Secretary of State; and Daniel Blackman for Public Service […]

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Grady Hospital Receives $5 Million Donation from Kaiser Insurance

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Grady Health System received $5 million from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia on Monday, September 8, 2008, which will go toward the purchase of ambulances, trauma equipment, and the treatment of uninsured patients. The gift, the largest Kaiser Permanente has ever given in Georgia, is the first of what Grady officials hope is many in their […]

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New Grady Hospital CEO Outlines His Vision

(APN) ATLANTA — The Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation (GMHC), the hospital’s newly privatized Board, introduced Grady’s new CEO to the public during a press conference Monday, August 04, 2008. As previously reported in Atlanta Progressive News, the GMHC voted July 21, 2008, to install Michael A. Young, previously the head of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) in Buffalo, New […]

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Festival of Shelters Held at Woodruff Park

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) ATLANTA — The Open Door Community and its political arm, The Martin Luther King Campaign for Economic Justice, held the Festival of Shelters at Woodruff Park Wednesday, providing free food and beverages to the homeless, along with solidarity, advocacy, and compassion. The Festival of Shelters has been held every year since 1989, […]

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