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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atlanta Blogs Today: OSHA slaps WSB, Atlanta's first parking deck, Graves gets official... and more

Plus additional links to some must-read posts from last week and the weekend that might have missed your eye.

>> Doug Richards of Live Apartment Fire puts in some extra hours and delves into the fine federal officials doled out to WSB-TV for an explosive incident involving a news truck. Richards notes that both the station and the AJC, both owned by parent company Cox, haven't mentioned the fine.

>> Time traveler Christa from Pecanne Log has discovered lots of info about Atlanta's first parking deck. It looked like a good place to raise a family.

>> Decatur Metro is seeing signs of life at 315 W. Ponce near Watershed and Dancing Goats.

>> ATLMalcontent introduces us to the Male Michele Bachman — and throws Billy Zabka, Billy from The Karate Kid, back into our lives.

>> Ron Reason, the design guru who helped craft the new and improved CL, writes about what went into the months-long process.

>> Tom Graves was sworn in as a congressman last night by Nancy Pelosi, The Biggest Socialist of All Time. Peach Pundit has the video.

>> Atlanta Beltline Inc. President and CEO Brian Leary says the state needs to start embracing its cities.

>> Don't forget about this story: The Atlanta Citizen Review Board last Thursday issued sanctions against two Atlanta police officers involved in last year's controversial raid of the Atlanta Eagle.

>> On drilling for black gold off Georgia's coast: Ken Edelstein at MyGreenATL notes where three Democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on off-shore drilling. Barnes, who's leading the polls among the donkeys, stays mum. Also: GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson last week did his best George W. Bush impersonation. Read Edelstein's take on Johnson's stance.

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