Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Maggie Lee

Atlanta-based freelance reporter/writer Maggie Lee specializes in quality of life topics, Atlanta's international communities and general reporting. She covers Georgia economic development and the Chinese community as a stringer for China Daily and chronicles life in Georgia's most diverse county for the DeKalb Champion. In 2008, she traveled to Beijing as the sole Paralympics correspondent for Around the Rings, a trade publication. The metro native studied International Affairs at Georgia Tech, followed by a graduate degree in Southeast Asian studies from the University of Singapore.

Editor's note: Hello, Georgia.

Real estate prices and sales across the state continue to plunge. See for yourself in our in-depth story about what's happening to the renaissance in downtown living. Georgia Online News Business Writer Jeanne Bonner has surveyed the scene, and finds experts who feel "new urbanist" developments – walkable and transit-friendly – have the best chance of recovering fast.

Also today is a condensed version of the governor's plan to shift the state agencies that control our roads, an opinion piece on the rules of man versus the rules of law, and our esteemed film critic Eleanor Ringel Gillespie takes a look at the new Tyler Perry movie and loves it.

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Today's GONSO

How will the housing bust affect a renaissance in downtown living in cities across Georgia?

by Jeanne Bonner
Cheap sales and foreclosures everywhere. But some argue it doesn't mean that the renaissance in downtown living is over.
Full Story

Bill Overhauling State's Transportation Lands in Senate Committee

by Maggie Lee
There are 101 pages in the bill designed to completely change how Georgia's transportation agencies rule the roads. Here's a quick look that condenses the way the governor and others want to see change.
Full Story

Straight out of Georgia: Madea is a deserved hit

by Eleanor Ringel Cater
Georgia's own Tyler Perry keeps churning them out. And churning out good ones, at that. They're so good they thump hits like Slumdog Millionaire at the box office. Madea is a crowd pleaser that elicits affection and laughter.
Full Story


Again, the "frivolous lawsuit" card is played

by Jay Cook
It's that time, when government tries to replace the rule of law with the rule of men. And we shouldn't let it happen, says the president of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation.
Full Story

Tomorrow's Budget
DOT Boss Fired, Transport Bill Raises Constitutionality Questions
by Maggie Lee
House passes Georgia Power’s nuclear funding plan
by K. Patrick Jensen
Where's the Braves' Leadoff Hitter?
by Paul Kaplan
Make the Georgia Youth Conservation Corps a Reality
by Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta)

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