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Demolition threat of Engineer’s Bookstore shows weaknesses in Atlanta’s design regs

The fight to save the 1930s-era building that most recently housed the Engineer’s Bookstore on Marietta Street exposes weaknesses in Atlanta’s preservation power.

The bookstore closed in May, and the building was sold to Omair Pasha. Contrary to what he originally told people in the community, Pasha disclosed he intends to demolish the building and redevelop the property into a gas station and EZ Mart.

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Better breast health will require support from entire community

By Guest Columnist JANICE MCKENZIE-CRAYTON, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

African American women in metro Atlanta are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. While there are several possible reasons for this difference in survival – barriers to health care, genetic differences in tumors, and other risk factors – one thing is clear: We must and we can do more to turn around this tragic statistic.

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Early investments helped make Georgia a tourist destination

This week, GEORGIA HUMANITIES introduces “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism in Modern Georgia,” a digital exhibition that explores the development of tourism in Georgia.

With attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, the Savannah Book Festival, and museums and preserved historic properties located across the state, it should come as little surprise that tourism is one of Georgia’s top industries. “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism in Modern Georgia,” a digital exhibition developed in 2015 by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia, explores how Georgia’s tourism industry developed and transformed the state from a stop along the route to Florida to a place worth visiting in itself.

The Democratic Party is expected to name Hillary Clinton as its candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Credit: bccn1wp.wordpress.com

Thursday night update: A clear, and liberal, speech

For the historic moment in which she became the first woman to accept the nomination of a major party, Hillary Clinton opted for elegant simplicity, and history will probably approve her choice. Clinton must have been the first nominee of her party to give her acceptance speech clad entirely in white. Her speech was clear, direct, and never on the defensive.

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A college football legend starts a tradition

They say that football is a contact sport. Those who’ve actually played the game disagree. Basketball, they say, is a contact sport…football is a collision sport. Football is a tough and strategic game and the difference between winning and losing on any given Sunday often comes down to a thin, undefinable characteristic. There are no […]

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  • Commentary: Atlanta’s need for a Peachtree Streetcar

    Commentary: Atlanta’s need for a Peachtree Streetcar

    Original Story on WABE by Maria Saporta http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wabe/audio/2016/07/MariaSaportaStreetCar.mp3 The city of Atlanta and MARTA are planning major transportation investments in two separate sales tax referendums that will go before voters in November. If approved, both taxes would generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year for a myriad of improvements including expanded streetcar or light […]

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