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Sacked ATL fire chief files federal complaint alleging religious discrimination

Sacked Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran isn’t going away. From our AJC colleague Steve Visser:

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal discrimination complaint contending he faced religious discrimination when the City fired him after he published a book that contained controversial statements about homosexuality.

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Scenes from Nathan Deal's inaugural ball

“Work together, y’all.”

That was the message from famed blues singer Francine Reed before she sang “Georgia on My Mind” with folk band Banks & Shane… 849 more words

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A notable division among 'religious liberty' supporters

The dogs that don’t bark are sometimes louder than the ones that do.

There were some conspicuous absences from Tuesday’s show-stopping state Capitol rally for deposed Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran and… 1,983 more words

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Religious conservatives to march on Atlanta City Hall

 For those who have wondered whether Kelvin Cochran, the sacked Atlanta fire chief, would become the face of the fight over religious liberty bills in the state Capitol — we’ve got your answer. 1,246 more words

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Georgia Chamber endorses hike in federal gas tax

There doesn’t seem to be any doubt that the Georgia Chamber, the most powerful voice of business in the state Capitol, is ready to endorse a hike in the state’s gasoline tax to address Georgia’s transportation woes. 1,323 more words

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Why a sacked fire chief could become the face of 'religious liberty' bills

After reporters had vanished from the anteroom on Tuesday afternoon, Kasim Reed opened the door to his private City Hall office and fired up his email account. 920 more words

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Nathan Deal, Chris Christie and the politics behind a Mercedes move

The next Republican Governors Association gathering could be quite awkward for Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgia appears on the verge of luring Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. headquarters to move  303 more words

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