Did Atlanta’s veterans crisis hotline fall short in helping suicidal veterans?

11:35 am Sep. 19, 2017

VA officials touted a crisis hotline center launched in Atlanta last December as a cornerstone of a renewed push to curb the problem of veteran suicide.

More than 300 staff were hired and trained in Atlanta, and by April VA officials testified before Congress about the crisis line’s success answering the needs of suicidal veterans. The new center and the one operating for years outside Rochester, New York had

Are insurers stalling on Irma claims?

8:03 am Sep. 18, 2017

Insurance regulators should publish running tallies on claims related to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey so that consumers can determine if their insurer is doing its job, a leading consumer advocate says.

However, it appears that

Child molestation arrest slips through school background checks

8:00 am Sep. 5, 2017

Despite his arrest years ago for child molestation, Joseph Melvin Farrington had a way of landing jobs that gave him access to kids.

He worked at a church child care program in Cobb County until last month when a parent brought his 2000 arrest to the attention of church officials. Farrington abruptly resigned.

But a different job in his recent past raises fresh questions about the state’s background check system for public

Atlanta Housing Authority sues to kill deal to subsidize homes for affluent residents

3:07 pm Sep. 1, 2017

The Atlanta Housing Authority filed suit Friday against one of its longtime development partners to kill a deal that could push the agency to subsidize homes for affluent residents.

The deal to sell one quarter of the agency’s vacant land to Integral Group at below market value would be “unconscionable,” AHA lawyers argued in a Fulton County Superior Court complaint.

The contracts “do nothing to address the shortage of affordable housing