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How political polarization changed the way Atlantans interact

The way we live politics

Political polarization doesn't just pervade our national dialogue. It also changes the way we talk to our spouses, parents, and friends.

In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences

Laura Phelan sees her small friend group as a microcosm of her church family—and perhaps a microcosm of the country, politically. One woman casts her vote according to convictions related to social justice and climate change; another is fiscally conservative and supports whichever party’s tax plan makes most sense for her family.

There’s a generational divide between Black Democrats. How will that play out at the polls—and at home?

Nationally, the political divide between younger and older Black voters is more vast than the divide between younger and older white ones. According to national polls conducted late this summer, white “likely voters” between the ages of 18 to 29 were more likely to support Biden than those over 65, but the opposite was true of Black voters: Biden had stronger support from older Blacks than from younger ones, with a wider margin separating them compared to their white counterparts.
How is Fulton County preventing an election day disaster?

How is Fulton County preventing an election day disaster?

Voter roll purges, long lines at some precincts, late results. Will the Fulton County and state officials who oversee voter registration and the polls redeem themselves on November 3?
Where to volunteer on Election Day in Atlanta

How to volunteer on Election Day in metro Atlanta

While many metro Atlanta counties were overwhelmed with applications to become poll workers, there are still plenty of ways to help out fellow voters and volunteer on Election Day.
Ultimate Backstreet Playlist

Reminisce your days partying at Backstreet with this ultimate playlist

With the help of the nearly 10,000-person Facebook group I Partied at Backstreet who served as curators, we’ve assembled this massive three-decade, nearly 12-and-a-half-hour Backstreet playlist for our readers.
How to have a fun—yet safe—Halloween in Atlanta this year

How to have a fun—yet safe—Halloween in Atlanta this year

Halloween doesn't have to be entirely cancelled, as long as you take certain safety measures and celebrate responsibly. Here are a few tips and suggestions from health experts and local parents.
Atlantic Station

Atlantic Station at 15: Leaders talk project’s influence, splashy openings, what’s next

On the eve of its milestone birthday, we caught up officials now taking the reins on Atlantic Station’s future for a Q&A about the nearly 3-million-square-foot project’s reboot, its influence, recent challenges, and the uncertain future ahead.
The water boy’s hustle Atlanta

The water boy’s hustle

Atlanta city officials deemed water sales along highway exits a nuisance and a threat. But for one West End teenager, the hustle is a way to make money and to stay out of jail.
AIDS in Georgia

Atlanta remains a hotspot for new AIDS/HIV cases

For years, Georgia has been near the top of states with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS cases. In parts of Atlanta and the metro region, rates are as much as eight times the national average, and researchers say they rival levels found in some developing countries.

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