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Republicans Block Vote on $10.10 Minimum Wage in U.S. Senate

Friday, 2 May 2014, 10:30 am | Atlanta Progressive News

During a noontime vote in the U.S. Senate yesterday, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a vast majority of Senate Republicans blocked the opportunity for the Senate to vote on an increase in the minimum wage of U.S. workers from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 ... More >>

State Rep Tyrone Brooks Indicted: Misuse of Charitable Funds

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 10:15 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA -- State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), a long-time champion of progressive causes and veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, has been indicted for misuse of charitable funds in connection with the Georgia Association for Black Elected Officials ... More >>

Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition Held at Georgia Capitol

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 9:43 am | Atlanta Progressive News

Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition Held at Georgia Capitol By Gloria Tatum, Senior Staff Writer, The Atlanta Progressive News (November 14, 2011) View this full article on APN's website and comment HERE (APN) ATLANTA -- About one hundred opponents of ... More >>

Georgia PSC Can't Silence Nuclear Power Debate

Monday, 11 July 2011, 4:07 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

Doug Everett, Member of the Georgia Public Service Commission, attempted to limit the scope of public remarks at a recent meeting of the PSC, on Wednesday, July 06, 2011, but could not prevent citizens from stating they do not want two new nuclear ... More >>

Atlantan Unveils Unique Aquaponic Farming Ecosystem

Monday, 4 July 2011, 4:18 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony, and Open House commemorating the site installation of an aquaponic-bioponic sustainable farming ecosystem. The event was held at the Bush Mountain Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) in Atlanta's West ... More >>

EPA Moves to Regulate Carbon Dioxide, Holds Hearing

Friday, 25 February 2011, 10:46 am | Atlanta Progressive News

ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 24, 2011 (IPS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun the initial stages of a process that may lead to the federal agency's first regulations to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants and oil refineries. More >>

Mitchell Orders Security for all Council, Committee Meetings

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 10:51 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA -- Ceasar Mitchell, President of the City Council of Atlanta, has ordered security at all meetings of Full Council and Council Committees. More >>

US Rep. Lewis Disappoints Public Housing Residents

Tuesday, 8 April 2008, 9:06 am | Atlanta Progressive News

US Rep. Lewis Disappoints Public Housing Residents By Matthew Cardinale , News Editor, The Atlanta Progressive News (April 05, 2008) More >>

Senate Overturns Split Jury Death Penalties

Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 12:24 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives approved an amended bill Wednesday, March 20, 2008, that would allow a non-unanimous jury to hand down the death penalty. However, the Georgia Senate successfully stripped the controversial amendment on ... More >>

Anti-War Grannies Arrested Trying to Enlist

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 11:57 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

ATLANTA, Georgia, Mar 17 (IPS) - As part of actions across the United States to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, 10 "Grandmothers for Peace", ranging in age from 57 to 80, were arrested Monday while trying to enlist ... More >>

State Committee Convenes Hearing on Public Housing

Friday, 14 March 2008, 11:21 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – The Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Georgia State House of Representatives met Friday, March 07, 2008, to listen to testimony concerning Atlanta’s campaign to demolish all remaining public housing in Atlanta. More >>

AHA Demolition Applications Raise Questions

Monday, 10 March 2008, 11:21 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – Public housing demolition applications to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for all the remaining large family developments in Atlanta raise serious questions about Atlanta Housing Authority’s arguments ... More >>

APN Guide To The Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 9:31 am | Atlanta Progressive News

The Democratic National Convention will host 3,515 pledged delegates and 852 unpledged delegates from all over the country in Denver, Colorado, from August 25 through August 28, 2008. More >>

Obama, McKinney, McCain Score in Potomac Primary

Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 12:48 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – Green candidate, former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, and US Sens. Barack Obama (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ) scored wins Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in the ‘Potomac’ Primary Elections for President of the United States, in Maryland, ... More >>

Obama, Clinton Split Delegates On Super Tuesday

Sunday, 10 February 2008, 10:06 am | Atlanta Progressive News

Obama picked up 14 victories all across the country, including Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah. More >>

APN Chat with Rand Knight, US Senate Candidate

Monday, 28 January 2008, 10:36 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – Rand Knight, Democratic candidate for US Senate against US Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), is a political newcomer in Georgia. Atlanta Progressive News sat down with Mr. Knight for an interview about his stance on many political issues, ... More >>

Clinton, McCain Win New Hampshire Primaries

Thursday, 10 January 2008, 7:35 am | Atlanta Progressive News

Hillary Clinton became the new comeback kid by parlaying a third place finish in the Iowa Caucuses into a New Hampshire win in the nation's first Primary Election on Tuesday. On the Republican side, John McCain also breathed new life into his campaign. More >>

Obama, Huckabee Win Iowa Caucuses In Primaries

Monday, 7 January 2008, 8:16 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – US Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) emerged victorious from the January 03, 2007, Iowa Caucuses, claiming the first victories of the 2008 presidential contest. More >>

APN Endorses Kucinich, McKinney for Primaries

Wednesday, 19 December 2007, 1:58 pm | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – Atlanta Progressive News is pleased to issue two endorsements in the upcoming Primary Elections for President of the United States. More >>

AHA Denies Forged Signatures in Council Meeting

Wednesday, 12 December 2007, 10:50 am | Atlanta Progressive News

(APN) ATLANTA – "Your signatures are not forged. The signatures are not required," Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) director Renee Glover told the City Council of Atlanta during a July 2007 Work Session on AHA’s campaign to demolish all remaining public ... More >>