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This Week's Snowstorm Made the South Look Like a Big Cotton Field

A NASA satellite acquired this remarkable image of the punishing storm's aftereffects.

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How Atlanta's History Helped Set the Stage for This Week's Weather Debacle

A crisis decades in the making.

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How a Minor Snow Storm in the South Led to So Many People Sleeping in Pharmacies and Grocery Stores

A traffic nightmare with major repercussions.

It Snowed in Atlanta, and Things Got Pretty Nuts

Intense gridlock trapped some people inside cars for 7-plus hours.

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How to Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Much, Much Shorter

Transit users often feel like they're waiting about 50 percent longer than they actually are.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

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Atlanta Makes a (Modest) Push for Transit Regionalism

But one website for all riders in the metro area is only a start.

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We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

Why Has No Sitting Mayor Ever Become President of the United States?

A few have tried, but none have succeeded.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

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Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

Who Runs Your Twitter Feed?

When it comes to social media at the municipal level, not everyone is a Cory Booker.

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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium and Yes, That Is Ridiculous

Turner Field hosted its first baseball game in 1997. It will host its last one in 2016.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

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The Inevitable Death of All Music Scenes

NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.

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The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.