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Willoughby Mariano

Willoughby Mariano is on the AJC's watchdog team and an expert on housing and criminal justice issues. Contact her at wmariano@ajc.com.

Latest from Willoughby Mariano

How Atlanta’s housing agency for the poor might help the well-off instead
 Six years ago, as the Atlanta Housing Authority CEO was locked in a bitter political feud that would lead to her ouster, Renee Glover struck a deal with the developer who helped her transform the city’s crumbling public housing projects. AHA gave partnerships led by Integral Group, co-founded by prominent developer Egbert Perry, seven...

Posted: 12 days ago

Six years ago, as the Atlanta Housing Authority CEO was locked in a bitter political feud that would lead to her ouster, Renee Glover struck a deal with the developer who helped her transform the city’s crumbling public housing projects. AHA gave partnerships led by Integral Group, co-founded by prominent developer Egbert Perry, seven...
Gladys Knight severs ties to son’s chicken and waffles eatery
 Soul music legend Gladys Knight has won her bid to sever all ties to her son’s troubled chicken and waffle business, according to a recent settlement filed in Clayton County court. Shanga Hankerson must phase out all uses of Knight’s name, likeness and memorabilia from the downtown Atlanta restaurant formerly known as Gladys Knight&rsquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

Soul music legend Gladys Knight has won her bid to sever all ties to her son’s troubled chicken and waffle business, according to a recent settlement filed in Clayton County court. Shanga Hankerson must phase out all uses of Knight’s name, likeness and memorabilia from the downtown Atlanta restaurant formerly known as Gladys Knight&rsquo...
Judge blocks part of Trump immigration ban
 A federal judge has blocked part of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and other foreign-born travelers from entering the country. The decision came as airports around the country - including Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport - detained travelers amid widespread confusion about what the...

2:36 AM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

A federal judge has blocked part of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and other foreign-born travelers from entering the country. The decision came as airports around the country - including Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport - detained travelers amid widespread confusion about what the...
Judge blocks part of Trump immigration order after detentions, chaos
 A federal judge temporarily blocked part of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration late Saturday night following a chaotic day in which foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim countries were detained at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and the nation’s other ports of entry. In Atlanta...

12:53 AM Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

A federal judge temporarily blocked part of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration late Saturday night following a chaotic day in which foreign travelers from predominantly Muslim countries were detained at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and the nation’s other ports of entry. In Atlanta...
Some still detained at Atlanta airport amid confusion over Trump immigration order
 Four additional people - including a 76-year-old woman - are still being held at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by federal immigration authorities on Saturday after returning from Iran, according to relatives. Authorities are citing President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, signed late Friday. Earlier...

9:29 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

Four additional people - including a 76-year-old woman - are still being held at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by federal immigration authorities on Saturday after returning from Iran, according to relatives. Authorities are citing President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, signed late Friday. Earlier...
Fate of 40 Atlanta-bound refugees in limbo after Trump ban
 The fate of some 40 Atlanta-bound refugees is in limbo after President Donald Trump closed the U.S. border to all refugees trying to enter the U.S., the head of the local office of a refugee organization said Saturday. The refugees were already on their way from Asia and Africa when the executive order was signed Friday afternoon, said J...

4:25 PM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

The fate of some 40 Atlanta-bound refugees is in limbo after President Donald Trump closed the U.S. border to all refugees trying to enter the U.S., the head of the local office of a refugee organization said Saturday. The refugees were already on their way from Asia and Africa when the executive order was signed Friday afternoon, said J...
Forfeiture: Georgia was once one of the worst. Now? It’s not so bad.
 (Update and clarification. Jan. 20, 2017: The recent Institute for Justice report rates only the transparency of the forfeiture process in each state, not whether Georgia’s civil liberties protections have improved. While legislators have passed reforms, IJ’s most recent ranking of those protections still gives Georgia a D-. )...

11:45 AM Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

(Update and clarification. Jan. 20, 2017: The recent Institute for Justice report rates only the transparency of the forfeiture process in each state, not whether Georgia’s civil liberties protections have improved. While legislators have passed reforms, IJ’s most recent ranking of those protections still gives Georgia a D-. )...
Fatal dog attack no surprise in neighborhoods where dogs roam freely
 That a small pack of them were loose in a Westside Atlanta neighborhood was not. Dogs routinely wander the streets in Atlanta’s working class and poor neighborhoods. On any given day, there are so many that Fulton County animal control officers could easily remove 100 dogs from the streets if they had the manpower, said Oliver Delk...

8:17 PM Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

That a small pack of them were loose in a Westside Atlanta neighborhood was not. Dogs routinely wander the streets in Atlanta’s working class and poor neighborhoods. On any given day, there are so many that Fulton County animal control officers could easily remove 100 dogs from the streets if they had the manpower, said Oliver Delk...
Disputed ethics office had targeted Gov. Deal and former Rep. Broun
 The collapse of a Republican bid to curb the powers of a U.S. House of Representatives ethics office preserved an independent watchdog that has a record for calling Georgia congressmen to account. The Office of Congressional Ethics targeted Gov. Nathan Deal in 2010 over money he made through a salvage business while he served in the...

11:30 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

The collapse of a Republican bid to curb the powers of a U.S. House of Representatives ethics office preserved an independent watchdog that has a record for calling Georgia congressmen to account. The Office of Congressional Ethics targeted Gov. Nathan Deal in 2010 over money he made through a salvage business while he served in the...