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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

First Slice 2/6/13: West End's historic Fire Station no. 7 to reopen

Fire station closed in 2008 because of budget cuts
Mayor Kasim Reed announced yesterday plans to renovate and reopen the West End's historic Fire Station no. 7. The southwest Atlanta station closed in 2008 as the result of budget cuts. At the time, it had served the city for 96 years - longer than any other station.

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, says that he's the target of a federal investigation looking into the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials.

MARTA board members have acknowledged that they violated the law last October by conducting a vote behind closed doors as they selected a new general manager.

A new bill proposed by Rep. Sandra Scott, D-Rex, would protect employee social media rights by preventing an employer from asking for passwords to Facebook, Twitter, and other accounts.

The United State Postal Service has said that they'll stop delivering mail on Saturdays. It's a cost-cutting measure that would save the agency an estimated $2 billion per year.

And in case you had any doubts, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has kept its title as the world's busiest airport.

UPDATE, February 18: To clarify, MARTA acknowledged in a MOU that they failed to "properly notice Committee Meetings" and "promply execute the required executive sessions affidavits after each committee meeting."

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