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The nation’s focus has been on Georgia, for way too long; the voting law won’t help that much

Big Media’s searching eye is, in fact, quite lazy. It drifts familiarly over Washington and New York, with an occasional glance toward bad weather or civil unrest in the hinterlands. Only rarely is its gaze trained on one place for as long as it has been, over the past several months, on Georgia. The post The nation’s focus has been on Georgia, for way too long; the voting law won’t help that much appeared first

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MLB yanks All-Star game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s new elections law

Major League Baseball threw Georgia an economic curveball Friday in protest of the state’s new controversial election law. The professional baseball association announced it will move the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft, which was set for Atlanta this summer, to another yet-to-be-determined city. The decision to move the All-Star Game was “the best way The post MLB yanks All-Star game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s new elections law appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport

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Georgia’s new election reform law pits democracy against dollars

The fight over how Georgia will conduct future elections has gone straight for the wallet. Major League Baseball, the nation’s oldest professional sports league, pulled its prestigious All-Star Game and Draft out of Atlanta in protest of a new voting law. MLB’s departure will strip metro Atlanta businesses of millions of dollars in revenue. If anyone had The post Georgia’s new election reform law pits democracy against dollars appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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Atlanta aches for crackdown on absentee property owners, blight contributors

While luxury high-rises sprout like weeds in Atlanta’s wealthier neighborhoods, many of the city’s underprivileged communities remain littered with run-down, boarded-up residences. Concentrated on Atlanta’s Southside and Westside, many of those dilapidated properties are uninhabited — not to mention uninhabitable. Sometimes, that’s because those homes belonged to longtime Atlantans who have passed away and perhaps left the The post Atlanta aches for crackdown on absentee property owners, blight contributors appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More