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Feb. 14

February 14, 2012 --

Muscogee prison investigation finds gross misconduct, abuse, sexual relationships Infection rate too high in 7 Georgia hospitals Line between megachurch and Eddie Long’s estate is murky PARKatlanta writing fraudulent tickets Lobbyist handouts not fully disclosed Atlanta Housing Authority commissioners investigated Construction industry unaffected by illegal immigration law More APS educators barred from classroom Advocates push […]

Nov. 8

November 8, 2011 --

State immigration law beset with gaps, confusion Testimony: Fulton teacher abused special-needs students, principal ignored it Hundreds of Ga. teachers failed certification test Trial begins today in tea party group’s suit vs. founder Rayonier acknowledges issues with Altamaha River waste Savannah authority’s audit shows high costs for food, office supplies

July 28

July 28, 2011 --

Prison for profit: Immigration law will boost thriving private-prison industry ATL police tap into Big Brother cameras Doraville city clerk failed to collect millions in taxes, fees Bishop Eddie Long had 5th accuser in sexual misconduct lawsuit Red Dogs’ questionable cavity search could cost ATL $200K Education groups seek clarity in scholarship law Muscogee Co. […]

Discreet non-profit convenes pols and business to write ‘model’ bills

July 18, 2011 --

Last week, both the Los Angeles Times and The Nation put the spotlight on a little-known but influential conservative nonprofit that creates “model” state legislation that often make its way into law. The American Legislative Exchange Council has helped craft some of the most controversial — and industry-friendly — legislation of recent years.

Feds reducing deportation risk for many undocumented immigrants

Feds reducing deportation risk for many undocumented immigrants
September 10, 2010 --
As the Obama administration tries to increase the number of criminals it deports, it’s lowering the risk of deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants who’ve lived in the country for long periods without committing crimes. The new approach might also undermine a controversial program that allows several metro Atlanta sheriffs to detain and process illegal immigrants for deportation.

March 2

March 2, 2010 --

Ex-Clayton DA let statute lapse on hundreds of cases Strict immigration law lacks ‘teeth’ Deal’s resignation quashes ethics investigation North Georgia judge to hear public defenders case Woman jailed for asking ‘why’ sues APD, officers Fulton DA opens probe into top SCLC officials ATL school board to pick CRCT oversight panel