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Jockeying Begins for Fulton Commissioner Lowe’s Seat as Retirement Seems Likely

(APN) ATLANTA — According to five sources familiar with the matter, Fulton County Commissioner Tom Lowe (District 4) is not likely to seek reelection for the recently redrawn District 3 seat.     Two of those sources–former Atlanta Councilman Lee Morris (District 7) and Bernie Tokarz–are planning to run for what is expected to be an open seat.  “As I […]

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Common Cause Georgia Makes Progress on Pay-to-Play Reform

(APN) ATLANTA — Just over a year since the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County rejected pay-to-play reform, and just a few months since Mayor Kasim Reed bashed the notion of pay-to-play reform during remarks before the City Council of Atlanta, Common Cause Georgia and its ethics reform partners have made great strides in gaining support for pay-to-play reform, both […]

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PETA Activists, “Elephant” Block Entrance to City Hall, 3 Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — Four Atlanta activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals blocked the entrance to Atlanta City Hall today, as part of a demonstration against the alleged abuse of elephants by the Ringling Brothers circus. Three activists–Rachel Ewon, 25; Reagan Kimball, 31; and Jamie Salazar, 25–were handcuffed after blocking the entrance for about twenty minutes.  A fourth […]

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