Politics

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Maria Boynton
July 17, 2018 - 2:45 pm
Atlanta does indeed have a Mayor named Keisha. The City's top leader says "now we have a chance to have a governor named Stacey." Elaborating on the announcement she made over the weekend at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said "all we have to do is get out and vote."...
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Maria Boynton
July 11, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Atlanta's first-ever Chief Education Officer is a native of metro Atlanta. Aliya Bhatia, according to a statement from the office of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, started her career as a teacher with Teach for America and later joined the Boston Consulting Group as an associate and consultant...
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Amanda Cooper
July 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — State investigators say a man who identified himself as an Air Force veteran has died after he lit himself on fire in front of the Georgia Capitol last week to protest the Veterans Affairs system. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Tuesday that 58-year-old John Michael Watts...
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Real Talk With Rashad Richey
July 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
Former Atlanta City Council President, and former Mayoral candidate, Ceasar Mitchell stopped by today and talked corruption, the FBI, the GBI, his responsibility after leaving office and life after politics. Watch the entire interview here! Ceasar Mitchell on "Life After Politics" (3:46 mins) After...
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Maria Boynton
June 28, 2018 - 6:29 pm
As she continues to build her staff, and "ensure transparency and fairness in our business operations", Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named a new Chief Procurement Officer. He is retired Lieutenant Colonel David L. Wilson. A statement from the Mayor's office indicates that Wilson comes to...
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Maria Boynton
June 21, 2018 - 6:42 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says for the long-term the U.S."has to tackle immigration reform in a compassionate and humane way." Mayor Bottoms was speaking during a news conference at Atlanta City Hall Thursday addressing her Executive Order on immigration. Bottoms is sticking with her Order...
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Amanda Cooper
June 20, 2018 - 6:44 pm
The state of California is taking an unprecedented step towards stopping police brutality. Yesterday the California Senate committee advanced a bill that restricts police officers from using deadly force. AB 931 would change the language in policy from "reasonable force" to "necessary force" and...
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Maria Boynton
June 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms seems determined to ensure that the city she leads "continues to fulfill our legacy of inclusion, compassion and tolerance.” In doing so, she has signed an Executive Order that prohibits the city's jail from allowing new detainees through the U.S. Immigration and...
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Maria Boynton
June 18, 2018 - 1:14 pm
It's a $2.1 billion dollar budget, across all funds, is being tackled by Atlanta City Council. According to Council President Felicia Moore, "where the rubber meets the road for citizens, is over $600 million for our general fund", which is being voted on today. Moore says there will be no property...
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June 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making...
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