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Commentary: A power-ful lesson from Irma

Commentary: A power-ful lesson from Irma

Irma taught me something. I like electricity. Hurricane Irma wreaked horrible damage on the Caribbean and Florida. I don’t want to diminish that in any way. But when Irma blew…

Community Survey: The future of Confederate monuments

Community Survey: The future of Confederate monuments

Confederate statues? They ought to be museum pieces. That was the opinion of a nearly 44 percent plurality of respondents to our recent 1Q.com survey of residents in areas served…

Local librarians recommend autumn reads

Local librarians recommend autumn reads

School is back in session, so students have new reading lists for the fall. But what about their parents? We asked local folks who know about books — librarians in…

Community Survey: What is your local school’s biggest challenge?

Community Survey: What is your local school’s biggest challenge?

It’s about the money. When we asked participants in our 1Q.com survey to identify the greatest challenge facing their local grade schools in the coming year, nearly 40 percent cited…

Community Survey: What’s in your vacation plan?

Community Survey: What’s in your vacation plan?

Although the United States is the only industrialized country that does not require employers to provide paid vacation days and several recent studies have found Americans are taking less vacation…

Community Survey: How useful were Congressional campaign ads?

Community Survey: How useful were Congressional campaign ads?

It turns out those political TV ads we all love to hate may have utility after all. In our most recent 1Q community survey, 48 percent of the respondents found…

Community Survey: Bracing for Braves stadium traffic

Community Survey: Bracing for Braves stadium traffic

Many of us believe a traffic tsunami is coming our way, and we don’t think we’re ready for it. The Atlanta Braves play their official Opening Day game in new…

Sandy Springs senior center’s namesake still an activist at 95

Sandy Springs senior center’s namesake still an activist at 95

A little over three decades ago, as Dorothy Benson recalls it, there just weren’t that many activities for seniors in Fulton County. So Benson and other advocates banded together and…

Community Survey: Grading our schools

Community Survey: Grading our schools

While federal and state leaders propose various types of education reform, local residents say our schools deserve decent grades — but could be teaching more practical skills. Although 44 percent…

Community Survey: Confidence in local policing, but also ideas for improvements

Community Survey: Confidence in local policing, but also ideas for improvements

While crime is often in the local news, we seem to like our local police protection. More than 60 percent of the respondents to our most recent 1Q survey said…

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