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Some electricity needs to crackle at EPB — the city-owned electricity and fiber optics cable distributor whose board last week told City Council members that the utility is working to fix a problem that has resulted in the city being overbilled for more than $1.2 million for Chattanooga streetlight energy.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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It's been quite a week — lots of congressional saber rattling about presidential overreach, but, oops, our congressmen and congresswomen really just wanted to complain, not really debate and vote.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Cooler heads may be prevailing on the ill-conceived plan to leave the police shooting range open and operational on Moccasin Bend.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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Let's think about the glamorous headlines for the moment.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Someone has hijacked "tolerance," beaten it over the head, stuffed it into the trunk, taken it to a remote location and tried to change its meaning.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Nobody denies educational attainment in Chattanooga could be better.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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Our government has never been more secretive than it is today.

The shocking video of a woman knocked unconscious by her partner — an NFL star athlete — in an elevator and photos of cuts on a 4-year-old boy's body at the hands of his father — another NFL star — put a spotlight on domestic violence and family abuse in recent weeks.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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I remember the sting of my father's belt. I don't dwell on it, but I remember it.

Remember the day Alex Gallman died?

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Is Vladimir Putin or Dick Cheney the worst warmonger of our time? Think about it.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Our Nobel Peace Prize president had better earn the award or return the $1 million.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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If teachers canceled their cable television service and their fancy telephones, they could afford the $100 monthly insurance increase.

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Last month there was a local food drive by the Chattanooga Fire Department.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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I was reading the Sept. 13 Times Free Press article about a little duct tape and a lot of love.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Saturday night (Sept. 13), we spent two memorable hours as part of a small but enthusiastic audience privileged to see three of our city’s exquisitely talented female performers (and one very promising young actor) bring to life the story of the women of Gee’s Bend, Ala., whose now-famous quilts were created against a background of civil rights abuses and victories.

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