Efforts to improve opportunities for disadvantaged businesses to get contracts from the Georgia Department of Transportation haven’t leveled the playing field, according to comments made at meetings held around the state in 2016.
Our Town, always hungry to put itself on the map, suddenly finds itself hosting the Packers in the NFC Conference championship game and the subject of a Donald Trump tweet war. Henry Grady Nirvana, in a perverse, 21st Century way.
Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories that will examine a disparity report prepared for Georgia’s Department of Transportation. Part 2: Business owners comment on GDOT’s current practices.
Georgia’s Department of Transportation could be deemed guilty of racial and gender discrimination when it comes to the purchase of goods and services, according to a little-noted disparity report delivered to GDOT in August 2016. The Equal Access Committee of GDOT’s board is to get an update on the report at its meeting Wednesday.
The city of Atlanta ranks as the fourth most-needy city in the nation and is tied for first in the category of homelessness, according to a report released Wednesday by WalletHub, a credit services company.
Faux news is fake news that people want to believe. It isn’t just biased news, such as you see very commonly. Its falsehoods are not the result of reportorial laziness or editorial ham-handedness, but objective assessments of the audience’s gullibility.
Robert Kelley’s “The Cultural Pattern in American Politics: The First Century” isn’t an inviting title, exactly, but if you want to understand the shape of the electorate in this year’s election, this book, published in 1979, would be a great place to start.
Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms talked Tuesday about her mother closing her West End hair salon when faced with a rent hike. Bottoms told the story while asking the Atlanta City Council to create zones where tenants and owners can’t be displaced because of rising property values.
President-elect Trump’s plan to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment may coalesce just as the finishing touches are made to the proposal for a high-speed railroad to connect Atlanta and Chattanooga.
If you had told a Democrat before this election that Hillary Clinton would turn Cobb, Gwinnett and Henry counties blue while improving on Barack Obama’s performance across the entire Metro Atlanta region, they would have gone to bed confident they were going to carry the state. Didn’t happen.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed released a statement on the death Monday of journalist Gwen Ifill, who interviewed Reed for her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama and hosted him on a 2012 edition of “NewsHour.”
Atlanta is taking steps to protect the historic integrity of a property best known as Pullman Yard. It’s a collection of 11 commercial buildings located on the largest single tract of land in the rapidly redeveloping Kirkwood neighborhood, east of Little Five Points.
The Atlanta City Design Project will continue to convene public meetings at the Ponce City Market in space donated by its developer until the project can be moved to a yet-to-be-disclosed location in the Cascade area.
We Americans like to think we’re unique, and that our politics is unique, and to a certain extent that’s true. Look who we just elected. But a lot of the contest and reality shows we watch in the States originate in Europe, and so, sometimes, do our politics.