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Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

The members of the Black Student Union at Decatur High School are barely old enough to vote, but they have already had an impact on local politics—helping a city with a progressive reputation confront its own racial history.
U.S. Capitol innsurrection 1906 Atlanta Race Riots

To understand the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Rage is uncontrolled lashing out at a perceived injustice. The mob in Atlanta acted out of grievances fueled by false claims from politicians and media. So did the mob in Washington D.C.
With all eyes on Georgia, Warnock wins and Ossoff ahead

Georgia Democrats Warnock and Ossoff win, will flip the U.S. Senate

The victory for both Warnock and Ossoff will lead to a 50-50 split for U.S. Senate control. With Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker, the Democrats will gain control of the Senate.
Yes, you can record phone calls without the other person's consent in Georgia

Yes, it’s legal to record a phone call in Georgia without telling the other person

Donald Trump’s hour-long chat with Brad Raffensperger highlighted a detail in Georgia law. Let's learn about the “single-party consent” law.
Gaining Ground podcast

A new podcast explains Georgia’s current political climate by those who know it best: actual Georgians

Now that Georgia has captivated national attention, who better to explain this political phenomenon than the residents and journalists who have been living and working here? That was the primary goal of Gaining Ground: The New Georgia, a five-part podcast hosted by Atlanta natives Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker.
Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve

One of Atlanta’s largest remaining forests has been saved. Now what?

The forgotten forest long known as Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve stands to become one of Atlanta’s largest public parks, an archaeological treasure trove, and a model for urban forestland preservation.
Blaire Erskine

Blaire Erskine is not a politician’s daughter. Or the Costco guy’s wife.

Atlanta comedian Blaire Erskine discusses becoming internet famous for her deadpan spoofs of 2020 tropes
Exploring Georgia one of the few good things about the 2020 pandemic

A look on the bright side of god-awful 2020, right before it ends  

Making the most of constant proximity to family, cheap outdoor adventuring around Georgia, and the gift of oppressive boredom.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster
The Georgia Department of Public Health saw its reputation scorched as a result of the state’s ridiculed Covid-19 dashboard. But as it turns out, the health department had little control over the troubled site.

The way we live politics

How political polarization changed the way Atlantans interact
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.
David Cummings Groundbreakers 2018

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Groundbreakers 2018

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