Monday, November 19, 2018
Atlanta man buys TrumpHotels.org

Atlanta attorney buys TrumpHotels.org, plasters it with images of immigrant detention centers

When Atlanta-based attorney Loren Collins realized President Donald Trump’s namesake hospitality company had neglected to purchase TrumpHotels.org, he leapt at the opportunity, snagging the site for $16 and plastering it with photos of immigration detention centers on the U.S. border.
Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez

Rey Martinez, Gwinnett’s first Hispanic mayor, talks discrimination, diversity, and supporting Trump

Rey Martinez, the gregarious owner of Rey’s Cuban Café, won a seat on the Loganville City Council in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. In 2016, Martinez became a vocal leader of Hispanics for Trump, and in November, he won the nonpartisan, part-time Loganville mayor’s seat in an overwhelming victory.
Stacey Abrams Georgia governor candidate

After a landslide victory, Stacey Abrams becomes the first female nominee for Georgia governor

By the time all the votes were tallied late Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams had claimed more than 75 percent of the 550,000-plus votes cast for the Democratic candidates.
Georgia Republican Governor Debate

Guns, illegal immigration steal the show at Georgia Republican gubernatorial debate

In a political contest that has contained explosions and chainsaws, candidate impersonators, and a “Deportation Bus,” among other peculiarities, the Republican gubernatorial candidates aiming to claim Governor Nathan Deal’s post convened at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Thursday to tout their conservative platforms and to call foul on each other’s indiscretions.

Democrats Abrams and Evans spar in televised debate on HOPE scholarship, political endorsements

Democratic candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans made their case for why they should be Georgia's next governor during the Atlanta Press Club debate, discussing guns, healthcare, economics, and education.
Michael Wiliams Georgia

Can a staunchly Trump Republican become the next Georgia governor?

“I was the first one that came out publicly and endorsed Donald Trump” among state elected officials, Williams says—a fact that’s also proclaimed in bold font on his campaign homepage. Is it a strategy for success or failure?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. swings by Atlanta to talk about the Chattahoochee and the importance of enforcing environmental laws

Known for his outspoken (and at times controversial) views on the environment, politics, and vaccines, Kennedy, the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, stopped by Atlanta last weekend to urge greater environmental advocacy at SweetWater 420 Fest.

With mass resignations and peek into City Hall’s checkbook, Keisha Lance Bottoms aims to start defining her time as mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unintentionally launched a media firestorm when she asked more than 25 of her cabinet members to submit their resignations. But regardless of tactics, her message was clear: This won't be a third term of Kasim Reed.
Maynard Jackson

A new documentary on Maynard Jackson delves deep into the struggles and scrutiny of Atlanta’s first black mayor

It’s now been 15 years since Maynard Jackson’s death, but the issues explored in the new documentary film about his life—the city’s fraught racial history, the expectations placed on a black mayor, the scrutiny on minority contracts for city business—feel very relevant today.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

“There’s still an enormous amount of racial distrust in Atlanta.”

Just few weeks into her term, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks out about the election, her efforts to raise $1 billion for affordable housing, whether she’ll endorse in the governor’s race, and the sexism she encounters as a woman who, besides being a mother of four, is the mayor of Georgia’s largest city.

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