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Friday afternoon, there's a groundbreaking for a new park on Atlanta’s Westside. Cook Park will honor civil rights leaders. It will also help with long-term flooding and pollution in the area.

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On March 1, buried down under all the options for presidential nominees, Atlantans will get to vote on whether or not to renew a tax that funds a big part of city’s water and sewer projects.

On one of the many rainy days this winter, stormwater rushes underground in the Historic Fourth Ward Park, headed toward a big pond that holds the excess water and takes pressure off the pipes.

Lisa Hagen

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed a law authorizing an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study on cleaning up the lower basin of Proctor Creek.

The tributary flows through northwest Atlanta into the Chattahoochee River. Mayor Reed says the city plans to invest up to $1.5 million toward the three-year study. The funds will be matched by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.