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Voter's Guide

Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Of three constitutional amendments appearing on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot, Amendment 1 — officially known as the "Georgia Forest Land Protection Act of 2008" — is the easiest to digest:

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended as to provide that the General Assembly by general law shall encourage the preservation, conservation, and protection of the state's forests through the...

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Voter's Guide

Wednesday July 30, 2008 02:05 am EDT

Georgia's primary runoffs are a week from today. And early voting takes place though this Friday at a handful of voting stations.

The stakes are high — higher maybe than they were in July 15 primary. The big three races inside the Perimeter — Democratic contests for U.S. Senate, DeKalb CEO and Fulton sheriff — all went into runoffs. And one of the runoffs (actually, most...

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Voter's Guide

Thursday July 10, 2008 08:26 pm EDT

All nine Democratic candidates for Fulton County sheriff took part in a Thursday morning Atlanta Press Club debate that will air on GPB-TV Sunday night. But we'll try to fill you in about these guys as best we can now. The sheriff's race has been surprisingly below-the radar, but some details can be gleaned from the candidates' appearances, websites and campaign literature.

Here are the...

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Voter's Guide

Thursday July 10, 2008 05:14 pm EDT

We've called the DeKalb CEO possibly the most powerful local elected official in Georgia, by virtue of the position's administrative clout and its influence over the County Commission. A fall referendum may rein in that power a bit, but the job is still a big deal in metro Atlanta – most important, actually, than similar posts in other counties.

Because DeKalb is Georgia's most...

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Voter's Guide

Wednesday July 9, 2008 09:02 pm EDT

This information should help you decide who to vote for Tuesday in the primary for state Public Service Commission. It’s the first of several 2008 primary voter guides we’re putting up on Fresh Loaf this week.

Two seats are in play — an open seat now held by a pro-consumer Commissioner Angela Speir and the seat being defended by utility-friendly Commissioner Doug Everett....

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Voter's Guide

Wednesday July 9, 2008 08:51 pm EDT

As the July 15 primaries approach, we at CL wanted to give our readers a recap of some of the most important races. Let's call it our Ad-hoc, Incremental, Online Voter Guide!

Let's start with the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. They're fighting for the honor to take on first-term Republican (and Bush hand-maiden) Saxby Chambliss.

Polls taken at different points in the race have...

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