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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

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First Slice 8/29/14: Same-sex marriages in Georgia would contribute $80 million to state economy, says new study

According to a new study by the UCLA school of law, allowing same-sex marriage in Georgia would inject nearly $80 million into the state’s economy and create nearly 1,000 jobs. In the fun and familiar territory of unethical behaviorShow More Summary

Natasha Trethewey places poetry archive at Emory

Former two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is placing her archive at Emory University, where she is an English professor and director of the Creative Writing Program. Her archive is housed in the university's Manuscript Archives...Show More Summary

Deal staffer: Governor will 'spend the next four years returning the favor' to lawmakers who donate to his campaign

"Finally, I’m sure you noticed a major theme of the Governor’s speech: campaign contributions. We really do need and would greatly appreciate your support.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Weekend Arts Agenda: 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival

It's an extra long weekend in this, what has become a vengefully long summer, and the AJC Decatur Book Festival promises a matching breadth: among other things, "actively engaging imaginations" through "stories, artist talks, installations,...Show More Summary

City's affordable housing strategy slowed by Fulton development authority

It’s hard to develop Atlanta’s parking lots and vacant spaces into soaring high-rises where students, young professional, and families can live. The process is rife with red tape, expensive, and risky.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Fuqua's revised Lindbergh development: Walmart out, Kroger in

Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua is once again trying his hand at developing a Buckhead retail site nearly two years after the Atlanta City Council blocked his efforts to build a Walmart near the Lindbergh MARTA Station. Fuqua's new mixed-use...Show More Summary

First Slice 8/28/14: Committee now SERIOUSLY considering medical marijuana law

Taking their sweet time, the Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions now appears to be seriously considering a medical marijuana law for Georgia as well as a law that would allow the cultivation of marijuana in Georgia for medical purposes. Show More Summary

5 things to do: #SaveWRAS

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Andre 3000's 'NY Times' Q&A is a frustratingly brilliant read

The word "reclusive" has never felt right when used to describe Andre 3000. J.D. Salinger was a recluse, before his 2010 death following more than 50 years out of the public eye.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Demolition of 20 Hilliard St. put on hold

What a difference a protest makes. Maria Saporta reports that Atlanta Housing Authority Dan Halpern says the demolition of 20 Hilliard St., a two-story circa 1910 building in the Old Fourth Ward, is on hold to address community concerns.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

APS gives West End urban farm one more year to operate on school property

A well-regarded urban farm will continue operating at Brown Middle School after Atlanta Public Schools last week backed off a surprise decision not to renew its lease. Patchwork City Farms - which supplies some top restaurants and also...Show More Summary

Killer Mike talks constitutional rights on 'Breakfast Club'

It's hard to tire of listening to Killer Mike talk about anything, but specifically the hot-button human rights issues in the aftermath of Ferguson, because the dude is so damn eloquent on the subject. I won't belabor the post with an...Show More Summary

Beltline community residents highlighted in '45x45' project

For the past three years, renowned French street artist JR has helped communities across the world install large-format wheatpastes — similar to the kind he plastered on walls in Old Fourth Ward during the 2013 Living Walls Conference...Show More Summary

What's holding up the 'Green Book,' Georgia's technical manual to help builders keep waterways clean?

Like a backhoe sunk in the mud, Georgia regulations on a key water pollutant are marred up in a months-long dispute that’s making nobody happy. What’s at issue is the so-called “Green Book,” the state’s technical manual for best practices in erosion control at building sites.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 8/27/14: Atlanta's ethics board files complaint against Councilman Michael Julian Bond

Atlanta's Ethics Office has slapped Councilman Michael Julian Bond with an ethics complaint for his improper use of city funds to pay for party favors for his high school reunion, travel expenses to a Washington D.C. family reunion,Show More Summary

'Hard Knocks' recap: 'Grow up or get out'

Before last night there were only two episodes left of "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons," which means it was time for some cutting. In the closing weeks of preseason, Head Coach Mike Smith and General Manager Thomas...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Ryan Singer

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'United' offers alternative coverage of Atlanta's response to Ferguson

While covering two different Atlanta rallies organized over the past two weeks in response to Michael Brown's death and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., I ran into a familiar face. Both times local filmmaker Artemus Jenkins had his camera with him and was busy shooting footage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

APD to rethink approach, tactics to stop urban dirt bike and A.T.V. riders

The Atlanta Police Department is looking for new ways to step up efforts to respond to packs of dirt bike and A.T.V. riders cruising through the city's streets, neighborhoods, and public parks. In response to a massive 300-person ride on Aug. Show More Summary

Who's dumping dead dogs in Capitol View?

Darryl Roy loves living in Capitol View. The southwest Atlanta neighborhood that he’s called home for 10 years is diverse, affordable, and changing for the better, he says. But over the last month and a half, he’s grown concerned over...Show More Summary

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