Insanely long lines Atlanta June 9 election

Let’s talk to Atlanta voters about their chairs!

Because knowing that the lines to cast a ballot will be so long that you pack along a camping chair is part of a completely healthy, functioning, fair elections system.
Clayton Co. vs. DeKalb Co.

Clayton County vs. DeKalb County: A scandal scorecard

Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.
Johnny Crist

Meet the Other Mayors: Johnny Crist, Lilburn

Long a champion of Lilburn’s historic Old Town, Johnny Crist took office as the part-time mayor in 2012. A native of York, Pennsylvania, he raised eight children in an antebellum house a few dozen steps from his current office.
Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez

Rey Martinez, Gwinnett’s first Hispanic mayor, talks discrimination, diversity, and supporting Trump

Rey Martinez, the gregarious owner of Rey’s Cuban Café, won a seat on the Loganville City Council in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. In 2016, Martinez became a vocal leader of Hispanics for Trump, and in November, he won the nonpartisan, part-time Loganville mayor’s seat in an overwhelming victory.
Atlanta Sanctuary City Welcoming City

Does it matter if Atlanta is declared a Sanctuary City versus a Welcoming City?

In the wake of controversy over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Mayor Kasim Reed has declined to declare Atlanta a “sanctuary city,” calling it instead a “welcoming city.” It’s a distinction that ultimately may not matter—either to immigrants or to the Trump administration.

Meet the Other Mayors: Vanessa Fleisch, Peachtree City

Elected in a December 2013 runoff, Fleisch, a former CNN producer, became the first female mayor of this Fayette County planned community of 35,000, best known for its network of golf cart paths.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mary Norwood Atlanta runoff

Atlanta’s crowded mayoral race is going to a runoff. Now what?

For Mary Norwood, it must have felt like déjà vu. Back in 2009 at her election night party at the Varsity—with a runoff against Kasim Reed looming and Fulton County results glacially slow to come in—she urged her supporters to save their energy and settle in for the long haul. Tuesday night wasn’t much different. This time, though, her opponent wasn’t Reed, but Reed’s heir apparent, Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Lakewood/Metropolitan plan spurs hope that this time is different

Beginning next week, the residents of Capitol View, Sylvan Hills, Lakewood Heights, and other Southeast Atlanta neighborhoods will get a chance to review the latest proposal to fix a long-neglected part of town.

Commentary: The brilliant strategy of Rev. Creflo Dollar’s request for a $60 million private plane

Dollar enabled an old-school sales compliance technique practiced by everyone who's worked a phone during an NPR membership drive. The good reverend can come back with a more modest request and cite the struggle of fundraising in a faithless world. His people will fall for it. And by laughing at Dollar, we're helping him.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor

Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms

Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.

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