Politics

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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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June 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana,...
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Maria Boynton
June 12, 2018 - 4:59 pm
Not only would history be made in Georgia, but the entire country. If Stacey Abrams is elected governor, she'd be the first black female to lead any state. But, according to democratic strategist Tharon Johnson, "we win if we can continue to raise the amount of resources from national and local...
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(Photo Credit: Sabrina McKenzie)
Maria Boynton
May 25, 2018 - 11:27 am
The majority of candidates in Tuesday's Primary Election know their outcome, but for Georgia Senate candidate Sabrina McKenzie, she says it's not over. According to McKenzie, there are 115 votes, that stand between she and fellow democrat Steve Henson. He hasn't had an opponent in 8 years, or a...
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AP Photo/John Bazemore
May 24, 2018 - 4:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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Maria Boynton
May 23, 2018 - 11:27 am
Stacey Abrams has made history, yet again. She is now the first black woman in the U.S. to be a major nominee for governor. When she was elected Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010, Abrams was the first woman to lead a party in the history of Georgia, and the first...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat who looks like them a chance at occupying the governor's mansion in a Republican-controlled state. A Democratic primary win Tuesday for Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans — both...
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