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Dispatch from a woman stuck in her car in Atlanta

Jan 29, 2014
The city of Atlanta is in the middle of a giant two-day snow and ice storm that has left kids stranded at school, people in makeshift shelters, and commuters trying to get two or from work stuck on the roads in miles-long gridlock.
Posted In: Atlanta, snow storm

'World's Busiest Airport' gets a hairstyle makeover

Nov 13, 2013
Believe it or not, there’s no place to get a haircut in the world’s busiest airport.
Posted In: Atlanta, airports, haircut

In Atlanta, some say new toll lanes benefit wealthier drivers

Sep 23, 2013
As cities move from carpool lanes to toll lanes to ease highway congestion, one Atlanta group points to the uneven benefits of the plan.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, income divide, HOV, toll, carpool, Atlanta, congestion, Traffic

Simple math adds up to a $147 million school

Aug 7, 2013
Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, including spending on a fancy cafeteria and gym.
Posted In: Atlanta, public schools

Historic theaters reopening in small Georgia towns

Jun 26, 2013
In the age of multiplexes, hundreds of small American towns have historic theaters that sit empty. But one of the country's largest old-time theaters hopes to reverse that trend.
Posted In: Atlanta, movie theaters

Luring developers to rebuild on polluted land

May 16, 2013
Sometimes the government has to kick in to convince developers to reclaim "brownfield" sites. The EPA says it's developed a good partnership in Atlanta.
Posted In: Atlanta, development, Housing

Want a side of security with that waffle?

Mar 26, 2013
A Waffle House restaurant in a rough Atlanta neighborhood adds a surcharge for a security guard.
Posted In: Atlanta, Waffle House, Crime, restaurants

Atlanta real estate: Peachy keen or sour grapes?

Mar 15, 2013
The weather is hot in Atlanta, but is the housing market?
Posted In: Housing, Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta works to recover from housing bust

Feb 14, 2013
Atlanta's unemployment rate still tops the national percentage, but city residents hope the worst is finally behind them.
Posted In: Atlanta, Unemployment, Economy, housing crisis

Short on tax revenue, Atlanta counties sue HSBC

Jan 28, 2013
The housing crash not only touched off a wave of foreclosures, it torpedoed property values and the taxes cities and counties collect off them. But some localities are fighting back in an effort to reverse their budget shortfalls.
Posted In: HSBC, foreclosure, Atlanta, financial crisis

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