ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is banning electric scooters in the nighttime hours during what's been a deadly summer for riders.
The ban comes as cities across the nation struggle to regulate the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council is taking action in response to the traffic deaths of three electric scooter riders.
Two council members introduced legislation Monday to stop adding...
ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta has signed legislation banning smoking and vaping in enclosed areas such as bars, restaurants and the smoking rooms in one of the world's busiest...
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper T.I. is among those who will decide a new use for Atlanta's city's jail.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta-based artist has been named to a newly...
The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader.
Atlanta Mayor unveils affordable housing plan
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has unveiled an ambitious affordable housing plan that aims to counter rising costs and the displacement of longtime residents.
Correction: Atlanta Mayor-Press Club story
ATLANTA (AP) — In some versions of a story June 18 about Atlanta's mayor talking about the city's reputation, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of former President Barack...
2021 MLB All-Star Game to be played in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017.
ATLANTA (AP) — Some students at Spelman College aren't happy about the selection of Atlanta's black female mayor as this year's commencement speaker.
Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor
ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981.
Group protests ‘pay-or-jail’ sentences in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Judges in Atlanta illegally impose "pay-or-jail" sentences on poor people, requiring them to pay a set fine or, if they're unable to pay, to spend time in jail, according to a legal...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials are pushing back against a proposal in the Georgia Senate for a state takeover of Atlanta's airport, one of the busiest in the world.
Atlanta bans pay history questions on city job applications
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor says the city is no longer asking job applicants about pay history.
News outlets report Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms banned the questions Monday in an effort to...
Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl.
The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid planning for one of the world's biggest sporting events, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday.
Peach Drop moving back to Underground Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — The Peach Drop is moving back to Underground Atlanta.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms confirmed Wednesday that the city's New Year's Eve celebration will return to Underground Atlanta after moving to Woodruff Park last year.
Atlanta mayor accepts 200K check to help homeless
ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta has accepted a $200,000 check from Wells Fargo Bank to help provide housing to homeless families.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms accepted the check Tuesday to help provide housing to 140 families.
Pets stores banned from selling cats, dogs in Georgia city
ATLANTA (AP) — Pet stores in a Georgia city are now banned from selling cats and dogs.
News outlets report Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an ordinance into law Tuesday that aims to discourage the operation of puppy and kitten mills. The mills are often accused of keeping animals in inhumane conditions. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Atlanta is the ninth Georgia city to pass such an ordinance.
Immigrants facing deportation held in private Georgia prison
ATLANTA (AP) — A newspaper reports that immigrants facing deportation are being held in a private prison in Georgia rather than the Atlanta jail.
Transportation officials approve expansion of Atlanta plan
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta area transportation officials have approved an expansion of nearly $3 billion for the transit system.
News Outlets reported that MARTA officials voted unanimously for the plan to expand light rail and bus service.
MARTA board executive director Robbie Ashe said the plan is important for Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Atlanta mayor proposes pay raise for police
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor says it's time to give the city's officers a big boost in pay.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday the city will raise pay for Atlanta's officers 30 percent over the next three years.
News outlets report the city has 300 vacancies in the police department, much of it because of lower pay than officers in other departments.
Georgia city votes to change ‘Confederate’ roads to ‘United’
ATLANTA (AP) — The city council of Georgia's capital has voted to replace the word "Confederate" in two street names with the word "United."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted Monday to change Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue to United Avenue and United Avenue S.E.
Atlanta mayor appoints new leader for city’s airport
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor has selected a new leader for the city's airport.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Tuesday that John Selden has been appointed general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Selden is currently the deputy general manager of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Mayor: Atlanta to stop holding federal detainees in its jail
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city jail will no longer accept immigrants detained by federal officials, the mayor announced Thursday, saying it was the best way to demonstrate her administration's opposition to current "inhumane" national immigration policies.
Atlanta mayor makes some city expense records public
ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta says the public can now review some of the city's individual expenses online.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia official is asking for an Atlanta street titled Confederate Avenue to be renamed.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city leaders have abruptly canceled a job offer shortly after announcing that it hired the city's first chief education officer.
But the reason for the reversal remains a mystery.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced this month that Aliya Bhatia would serve in the Cabinet-level position, working with Atlanta Public Schools and community leaders to improve education.