Democrats Abrams and Evans spar in televised debate on HOPE scholarship, political endorsements

Democratic candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans made their case for why they should be Georgia's next governor during the Atlanta Press Club debate, discussing guns, healthcare, economics, and education.
Atlanta snow storm 2014

#EPIC FAIL: 2 inches of snow, 18 hours of gridlock, thousands of Atlantans stranded

We all know that Atlantans can't cope with snow, and we're generally quick to defend ourselves from critical Yankees who don't understand that you can't stockpile salt and plows for flakes that fall with less frequency than the Spider-Man franchise gets another reboot. But the gridlock that started at noon yesterday and is continuing into this morning can't be blamed on Southern climate. (Gov. Deal: We'll get to your "unexpected storm" comments shortly.) This fiasco provides brutal evidence of metro Atlanta's tragic lack of transit planning (or transit options for that matter) and staggering leadership vacuum.

Adult emporium owner toys with run against Alex Wan

Actions have consequences, and that goes double in the world of politics. (Unless you’re former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, but that’s another story.)
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.
How to do I request and submit an absentee ballot in Georgia?

Your top 10 questions about voting absentee in Georgia, answered

Although absentee voting has long been a part of Georgia elections and every registered voter is eligible for an absentee ballot, many will be using the method this year for the first time. Here’s how to request an absentee ballot—yes, there’s still time—and how to ensure it gets counted.
Waffle House

You’re probably a Republican if there’s a Waffle House in your state

Last year the Washington Post looked at 2012 presidential election results and found that Mitt Romney won 16 of the 25 states that have at least one Waffle House. Of the states without a Waffle House, President Obama won all but eight.

Update: Open records bill moved forward

Contractors building the Atlanta Braves’ new Cobb County stadium would be protected from public disclosure of payroll and personnel records under a bill endorsed today by a state House subcommittee.

Lobbyists seek journalists’ opinion on new ethics reform bill

Does Georgia’s new ethics reform bill (as yet unsigned by Gov. Nathan Deal) create more new opportunities for abuse than it eliminates? How can a $75 cap on meals and gifts be considered meaningful when a lobbyist can give several, separate $75 meals to the same official on the same day? And what can lobbyists possibly do to seem, well, less scuzzy?

Mayor Reed on Atlanta crime: ‘I don’t want to hide behind statistics’

Good thing there were so many cops at hand for Monday’s meeting at Drew Charter School in East Lake: the parking lot was packed and more than a few drivers grew testy as they circled looking for spots.
William Perry

Will Common Cause still be Georgia’s watchdog?

Earlier Tuesday, Common Cause Georgia executive director William Perry parted ways with the group after more than four years, the latest move in a string of recent shakeups within the organization’s Georgia chapter.

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