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May 3

May 3, 2010 --

Second DeKalb firefighter wins job back Inmates boost rural census

Ga.’s ethics reform: Look a little closer at the fine print

May 3, 2010 --

Georgia lawmakers hail their 2010 ethics bill as a much-needed reform that toughens ethics fines and shines a brighter light on money flowing from campaign donors and lobbyists. But it always helps to read the fine print. The bill’s “reforms” including raising fines that are rarely imposed and fees that are never collected. Two sentences on local candidates’ disclosure directly contradict each other. Take a closer look at the winners and losers in this year’s bill…

May 2

May 2, 2010 --

ATL still a hub for child prostitution Too much staff in DeKalb County? Some question Underground Atlanta’s security Medical College exec pay soars in 5 years

May 1

May 1, 2010 --

DA probes alleged relationship between judge, public defender Report: Ga. tax laws tough on poor Some members of Congress spend hundreds of thousands on ‘franking’ Bill allows more access to DFCS records

Oil-spill dispersants present new environmental concerns

Oil-spill dispersants present new environmental concerns
May 1, 2010 --

The chemicals BP is using to break up the steady flow of leaking oil fin the Gulf of Mexico could create a new set of environmental problems. BP has deployed an estimate 100,000 gallons to dissolve the crude oil, both on the surface and deep below. Dispersal is considered one of the best ways to protect birds and keep the slick from making landfall. But the chemicals contain harmful toxins of their own and can concentrate leftover oil toxins in the water, where they can kill fish and migrate great distances.