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Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens

The New Mayor: Andre Dickens comes to the job calculating and confident

Andre Dickens is still acquainting himself with his job as mayor of Atlanta. But his mission is clear: Fight crime, produce affordable housing—which, experts say, would help prevent crime—and create good-paying jobs (another noted crime deterrent). Simply put, he must make Atlanta safer and more equitable.
The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation

The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation, born by inequality.

We just need to be willing to see it, writes George Chidi.
Peoplestown eminent domain

A long eviction fight in Peoplestown reverberates in Atlanta mayor’s race

An eminent domain fight in Peoplestown that began under former Mayor Kasim Reed's term might have played a role in that candidate's defeat. Both runoff candidates attended at a November 10 neighborhood rally, calling on the city to halt eviction proceedings and leave the matter for the incoming administration.
Old Atlanta Prison Farm Cop City

The land slated to become the controversial “Cop City” training center has already lived many lives

The Old Atlanta Prison Farm was the subject of an ACLU lawsuit in the 1980s. It also contains the graves of several zoo animals.
What's going on with Cop City

Next stop, Cop City? What’s happening with the controversial plan for a new police and fire training center in DeKalb

On September 8, Atlanta City Council voted 10 to 4 in favor of a proposal to build a training center for police and firefighters on 85 acres of land in south DeKalb County. The vote came amid fierce controversy and followed 17 hours of public comment. Here's why many groups are opposed to the plan, and what could happen next.
Black Music And Entertainment Walk Of Fame induction

OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown among the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame

A June 17 ceremony in Atlanta honored the inaugural inductees into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame, including OutKast, Missy Elliott, James Brown, Otis Redding, Kirk Franklin, and more.
Keisha Lance Bottoms won't seek re-election Atlanta mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she will not seek re-election

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will not seek re-election in November, a surprising move by the popular though politically vulnerable incumbent that opens wide the race to lead Atlanta.
Atlanta BeltLine timeline

Timeline: Evolution of the Atlanta BeltLine

Across two decades, here's a timeline of the key moments for an intown real estate game-changer, the Atlanta BeltLine trail
What we know about Atlanta spa massage parlor shootings

What we know so far about the metro Atlanta spa shootings

Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at three different businesses in Cherokee County and Atlanta. Police believe a 21-year-old Woodstock man is responsible for all three shootings.
Can guaranteed income combat inequality and poverty in Atlanta?

Can guaranteed income combat inequality and poverty in Atlanta?

This year, more than 10 cities across the country will experiment with a policy called guaranteed income. In the coming months, Atlanta, home to some of the country’s most severe income inequalities, might follow suit.

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