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Atlanta

  1. voting rights
    Corporate America Is Suddenly Concerned About Georgia’s Voter-Suppression LawVoting-rights activists are making it clear companies can’t sit on the fence without repercussions.
  2. politics
    The Six Rationalizations for Doing Nothing About GunsEvery time there’s another massacre, the same old excuses and evasions parade through Washington.
  3. evangelicals
    Evangelicals Must Confront Their Toxic Sexual PoliticsThe Atlanta spa shooter’s actions should spur an overdue reckoning within American Evangelicalism.
  4. atlanta
    Attacks on Atlanta-Area Spas Leave 8 Dead, Including 6 Asian Women: What We KnowThe suspect has been charged with murder as leaders call for solidarity with the Asian American community.
  5. atlanta
    These Are the Victims of the Atlanta Spa ShootingsAuthorities have identified the eight people killed by a single gunman in Georgia, six of them Asian women.
  6. atlanta shootings
    The Flattening of the Atlanta ShootingsThe desire for a singular narrative hurts, not helps, our understanding of what happened.
  7. atlanta
    Official Who Said Spa Shooter Had ‘Bad Day’ Shared Anti-Asian COVID ShirtJay Baker, who posted on Facebook shirts blaming China for the pandemic, is no longer the spokesperson on the case in Cherokee County.
  8. atlanta shootings
    Suspects Don’t Get to Decide If They Committed a Hate Crime“I know of no intersectional hate-crimes case,” says one expert. But that may be what we need.
  9. hate
    The Message From the Heart of the Atlanta Attacks: ‘America Is Getting Worse’Asian spa workers speak.
  10. q+a
    On the Front Lines of the Surge in Violence Against Asian AmericansBay Area reporter Dion Lim discusses her past year of covering violence against Asian Americans and the “sense of panic” that comes with it.
  11. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  12. georgia
    White House Forced Out U.S. Attorney Amid Effort to Overturn Election in GeorgiaThe top federal prosecutor in Atlanta, Byung Pak, was reportedly told to resign because Trump was upset he didn’t help find voter fraud in Georgia.
  13. vision 2020
    Georgia Is Still a Purple State Only in TheoryBiden’s visit suggests the president’s segregationist bid for the suburbs isn’t working as he hoped. But Trump is the favorite until proven otherwise.
  14. coronavirus
    Brian Kemp Attacks Local Government Mask OrdersAs other states move toward mask requirements, Kemp seems to be attempting to balance responsibility with “political incorrectness.”
  15. black lives matter
    Everything We Know About the Killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta PoliceAtlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot and killed Brooks as he was running away, has been fired and is facing a charge of felony murder.
  16. rayshard brooks
    Atlanta’s Reforms Won’t Save the Next Rayshard BrooksThe mayor’s first proposals for curbing racist police violence have already been failing for years.
  17. george floyd
    Watch Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Give Emotional Speech on Unrest in Atlanta“If you care about this city — then go home.”
  18. george floyd
    Powerful Images From Friday’s Protests Over the Death of George FloydPhotos from demonstrations in multiple cities over the deaths of Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.
  19. voter suppression
    Georgia Is Really Good at Making It Hard for Black People to Vote, Study FindsA new analysis reveals the impact of precinct closures and poll-site relocations on voter turnout.
  20. politics
    Why the Democrats Will Debate at Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios This MonthThe debate sponsors passed up a suburban venue for the actor and mogul’s new facility.
  21. select all
    Atlanta Government Services Have Been Crippled by a Cyberattack for DaysThe ransomware attack is asking for roughly $50,000 in bitcoin.
  22. College-Football Fans at Title Game Squeezed by Ticket Prices, Ice, and TrumpIt’s going to be a complicated evening in downtown Atlanta.
  23. Power Restored to Atlanta Airport After Debilitating 11-Hour OutageThousands of passengers were stranded in terminals and on planes stuck on the tarmac.
  24. roundtable
    9 Mayors on What Washington Can Learn From Local GovernmentOur national political environment might be paralyzed by partisanship and erratic leadership, but our cities tend to be resilient.
  25. Georgia’s Many Counties Have Contributed to Atlanta’s Traffic DisasterOne of the least-understood sources of Atlanta’s horrific traffic problem is a balkanized system of counties.
  26. horrible things
    6-Year-Old Dies After Finding a Loaded Gun Stuck in a CouchAnother gun accident involving a child — the fourth in the last six weeks, in Georgia alone.
  27. scary things
    American Doctor Infected With Ebola Arrives in the U.S. for Treatment Dr. Kent Brantly will stay in an isolated unit at Emory University Hospital. 
  28. cable news news
    Mercedes-Benz Plows Into CNN Headquarters The driver has been arrested. 
  29. freak accidents
    Atlanta Is a Hell of a Town for Sports Fan FallsMan who fell at a Braves game was the third stadium fall in a year.
  30. summer in the city
    Move Aside, Hotlanta. In 2050, It’ll Be All About Hot YorkaOkay, that’s maybe not quite right. The point is: New York is getting hotter.
  31. and that’s why they call it hotlanta
    If You Lived in Atlanta, You’d Be Having Sex Right NowHotlanta, indeed. Heh.
  32. in other news
    Atlanta Strikes Back!Atlantans speak out, in a polite, southern way, about why they hate New York.
  33. in other news
    Atlanta: Seventh Borough? Or Circle of Hell?Forty-thousand people who used to live here now live in Atlanta, but they’re still bitter, twisted New Yorkers in their hearts.
  34. developing
    Will Tax-Happy Georgians Foil Bloomberg’s Traffic Plans?Don’t count on Bloomberg’s congestion-pricing plans quite yet, you northern city-slickers. Seems the great state of Georgia might beat us to the federal money the mayor is counting on to fund the implementation of his plan. Outside a New School forum on urban issues this morning, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin gently told us that her suburban neighbors in Fulton and DeKalb Counties have already voted to join Atlanta in expanding a tax to fund rapid transit, and Washington demands cities show proof of matching funds to get this federal money. “That puts us at the top of the list for federal funding,” Mayor Franklin explained. “Our local people are willing to tax themselves, and that’s a big hit in Washington.” Albany, meantime, has yet to give Bloomberg the money he needs to show the Feds we’re all on the same page. “If Atlanta is the economic hub of the state, the state has to take leadership on public transit,” Franklin said. “And you could make the same argument in New York.” Hey, we’re trying. —Alec Appelbaum Earlier: PlaNYC Fine Print: Waiting for Albany