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  • White House Shrugs Off Stories Suggesting Trump Orchestrated Russia Cover-Up

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    At Tuesday’s press briefing, just a day after Anthony Scaramucci was fired from his role of White House Communications Director, that story already seemed distant. As Sarah Huckabee Sanders came out into the briefing room, everyone wanted to ask about two stories that had broken since the Mooch’s ignominious departure.

    The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump himself had dictated his son’s first, misleading statement that the discussion with a Russian lawyer—who we now know had contacted Don Jr. with the promise of handing over dirt on Hillary—had been about adoption.

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  • Update: Police Recover Stolen Equipment, Make Arrest in 40 Watt Break-In

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    Dozens of pieces of music equipment were stolen from the 40 Watt Club during a break-in this morning, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

    The burglary happened sometime between the legendary downtown music venue's closing at 2:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., police said. Owner Barrie Buck reported it to police earlier today.

    Officers noted damage around the the rear door and called in a forensic unit to collect evidence, said Sgt. Epifiano Rodriguez, ACCPD's public information officer.

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  • Russell Edwards Is Running for Commission District 7

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    Flagpole reported a couple of weeks ago that activist and business owner Russell Edwards was considering a run for mayor.

    As it turns out, Edwards is passing on that race, but he will seek the Commission District 7 seat currently held by Diane Bell.

    In a statement released this afternoon, Edwards said:

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  • Chase Street Road Diet Will Be Reversed—for Now

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    Removing a lane from Chase Street has caused traffic to back up at the Loop.

    Athens-Clarke County officials said Wednesday they will restripe part of Chase Street between the Loop and Newton Bridge Road, returning it to four lanes.

    But that may not be the last change to the street, according to ACC Transportation and Public Works Director Drew Raessler. A consultant hired to update the county's bike and pedestrian master plan will produce a Complete Streets study of the corridor in November.

    "We can't simply go back and say 'that's it,' in my opinion," Raessler said.

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  • Police Identify Men Involved in Fatal Downtown Stabbing

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    The 909 Broad apartment building.

    Police identified this morning the two men who were involved in a fatal stabbing at a downtown apartment building Friday.

    Robert E. Bryan, 21, stabbed his roommate, Wesley Ford, 24, during a dispute about Bryan moving out of their apartment at 909 Broad, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

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  • Podcast: Alternative Voices Are Silenced

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    On this week’s special episode, co-host Marc Steiner and Baynard Woods are joined by Baltimore City Paper and Democracy in Crisis editor Brandon Soderberg and City Paper staffer Lisa Snowden-McCray to discuss the impending doom that is facing both "The Marc Steiner Show" and the City Paper.

    Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner, produced and engineered by Imani Spence for The Center for Emerging Media. Theme music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra.

    The podcast will take a two-week break and return Aug. 10.

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  • Kelly Girtz Is Finally Officially Running for Mayor, Almost

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    Commissioner Kelly Girtz speaks at a rally to expand Medicaid in 2015.

    Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Kelly Girtz has already told Flagpole, the Banner-Herald and WXAG 1470 AM, among others, that he plans to run for mayor in 2018, but he hasn't done much, you know, actual campaigning. That will change soon.

    Girtz announced a campaign kickoff event this morning, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.–noon at the Lyndon House Arts Center. 

    "We can build a strong foundation that will support Athenians of every walk of life, one that will set the stage for great lives for generations ahead,” Girtz said in a news release. “A safer, healthier, more prosperous Athens is awaiting, and I can't wait to work with you to build it.”

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  • Kemp Hits Back at Abrams' Voter Suppression Jab

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    Secretary of State Brian Kemp's feud with House Minority Leader and Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams continued this week after Abrams accused Kemp of voter suppression at an Athens campaign rally.

    For Kemp, "voter suppression is a way of life," Abrams said Saturday, criticizing Georgia's aging electronic voting machines and photo-ID requirement.

    Monday, Kemp released a statement in response to the AJC's summary of Flagpole article:

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