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Jen Jordan Georgia State Senator

The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party

Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”

Who lives in Atlanta? Who will be here in the future? A look at the data

Race has always been the throughline in every significant discussion about Atlanta, but as the metro area grows ever more diverse, the story is much more than black and white

What you need to know about the carcinogen controversy in Smyrna and Covington

In early September, Sterigenics stopped production in its facility near Smyrna after it was accused of emitting ethylene oxide (a carcinogenic chemical compound used during the sterilization process) near residential neighborhoods. Near Covington, a Becton Dickinson facility that uses ethylene oxide, followed suit. Here’s where things stand.
Revel Duluth Gwinnett County opening

Revel, a new mixed-use development coming to Duluth, is like a mashup of the Battery and Avalon

Avalon developer North American Properties announced the first businesses expected at Revel this week, a new mixed-use development going up at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Circa: Lockheed bomber plant

Flashback: How World War II helped turn Cobb County into an economic powerhouse

With war on the horizon in the early 1940s, the country needed B-29 Superfortress bombers to fight Nazi Germany, and it needed them fast. A group of boosters from Cobb County pitched the perfect site: a cotton farm and field of trees in Marietta. The investment turned Cobb, until then a sleepy suburb, into an economic powerhouse.
Groundbreakers 2018

IgniteHQ

IgniteHQ, a coworking space just off Marietta Square, not only allows members access to communal areas but also conference rooms, mailing addresses, reserved spaces, and private offices.

The oddest cucumber-slicing device ever is back in Atlanta this week

Hendrick's Gin brings its bizarre cucumber-slicing contraption—which involves a man riding a penny-farthing bike on top of a massive food truck tossing cucumbers into a French horn—back to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Heirlom Market BBQ reopens fire

Heirloom Market BBQ reopens after a fire destroyed its smokehouse

A fire destroyed Heirloom Market BBQ's smokers on Friday the 13th, but that's not stopping the popular barbecue joint from serving a limited menu, which includes their spicy Korean pork and extra orders of their Korean fried chicken.
How to bring Amazon HQ2 to Atlanta

A modest proposal to get Amazon’s HQ2 in Atlanta: Make stuff up

Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
Ikea coming Cobb County Marietta Atlanta

Rejoice, OTP-ers: Marietta is getting an IKEA

It's true—a second metro Atlanta IKEA location is coming to Marietta's Franklin Gateway in Cobb County, the city announced today.

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