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Monday, February 18, 2013

First Slice 2/18/13: MARTA overhaul raises touchy questions of race

Legislation would force privatization, give North Fulton and DeKalb mayors board appointments
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  • Legislation would force privatization, give North Fulton and DeKalb mayors board appointments
The proposal racing through the Gold Dome to tinker with MARTA's governance structure and operations has kicked off complicated discussions of race.

The Atlanta Falcons this weekend stressed that the team was committed to staying in downtown Atlanta. That commitment is subject to change if they don't get public funding, of course.

Beware if someone comes into your home and tells you that your tap water contains chemicals used in "gas warfare."

The 60-year-old man who was accused of slapping a 2-year-old boy on a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta is out of a job.

I don't care what anyone says: Papal politics are the jam.

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