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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.

April 30

April 30, 2010 --

Parents, church & judge told McBerry: ‘Leave the girl alone’ Opinion: Tax break bill betrays lawmakers’ bias Poor stripped of low-income tax credit refund after all E-mail sent out for Cobb candidate draws fire Augusta alters records request policy Dougherty probe finds no evidence of CRCT cheating. Now what?

April 29

April 29, 2010 --

Property assessment reform clears General Assembly Officer accused in scandalous affair, false arrest Cobb cop charged with cover-up in fellow officer’s drowning Lung Association: ATL among most polluted cities Cheating probe clears Augusta’s Laney High

April 28

April 28, 2010 --

Death-penalty review still part of Georgia law Builder sues Augusta over bid dispute

4th District hopeful Connie Stokes owes herself $70K

4th District hopeful Connie Stokes owes herself $70K
April 28, 2010 --

Connie Stokes has been an official candidate for Congress for two days, and she already owes herself almost $70,000. That total includes a $42,700 debt carried over from her 2004 run for Congress, plus obligations to pay her for services as campaign manager and campaign consultant and for yard signs, bumper stickers and travel, according to her campaign’s March financial disclosure.

April 27

April 27, 2010 --

Gwinnett judges choose politically connected probation firm Roswell police have ‘mandatory’ DUI goal Study: DeKalb needs to lay off 909 workers Deal rebuts ethics charges, says state letting dangerous cars back on road

Fulton judge orders hearing to open courthouse access

Fulton judge orders hearing to open courthouse access
April 27, 2010 --

Fulton County’s top judge, Doris L. Downs, has had enough of the tediously long lines to get into the courthouse, and she’s ordered the sheriff to explain why he can’t fix it.

Why the House might cut funding for judicial oversight

April 26, 2010 --

What may be Georgia’s busiest ethics agency is also its smallest. In July, it may get even smaller. With the tiniest of budgets, the Judicial Qualifications Commission makes ends meet by not paying its investigator and lawyers. Now, the Georgia House proposes whacking the JQC’s budget by more than one-third to just $176,000. Legislative leaders say it’s about getting their money’s worth from the commission’s part-time director. And, they say, it’s definitely not about the agency’s charges against a judge from House Speaker David Ralston’s hometown.

April 26

April 26, 2010 --

Roethlisberger case in trouble from the start Adoptions often profit execs, not families Griffin Circuit judge resigns in wake of sexual harassment claims Federal report critical of immigration detention program Corporate forces ready attack against ‘Citizens United’ legislation