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First Slice 2/16/12: Gwinnett gaming complex could be just a MARTA ride away... wait, what?

Developer offers to donate nine acres for MARTA stop

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1. The brains behind a proposed video gaming megaplex along I-85 in Gwinnett County — sounds like a blast! — has offered to donate nine acres of the planned site for a MARTA stop. Hurdles to overcome: Gwinnettians' opposition to MARTA, Gov. Nathan Deal's promise to block legalized gambling, and the fact that it's video gaming.

2. Want to see why it's a good reason for independent commissions to draw political maps? Read the fifth paragraph of this news story about Georgia Congressman Paul Broun's new district.

3. Some young people are discovering that a good way to become an American success story is to first get the hell out of America.





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