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The doorway to TennCare is like "the eye of a needle," according to legal and health care experts.

While Tennessee's Sen. Lamar Alexander campaigns to keep the tea party alligator known as Joe Carr off his heels, a young innovative Democrat named Terry Adams is campaigning around the state.

Ardena Garth has built a legacy of good work from the Hamilton County Public Defenders Office that she built in 1989 from the ground up, and the office continues to be an example across the country.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
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Die-hard tea party enthusiasts — not those who lent their names to the movement in 2010 simply to object to President Barack Obama's economic overreaches — would like to believe they have an opportunity to knock off Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw said he was fortunate to follow in the footsteps of longtime Judge Suzanne Bailey, who ran a "tight ship" and a "constitutionally sound" court.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
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General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell is so esteemed by her colleagues and the judicial community that the worst overall grade her opponent in the upcoming Aug. 7 Hamilton County general election could give her is "a solid 'B'."

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A U.S. House and Senate known for gridlock may be on the verge of passing legislation that is not only bipartisan but has a positive benefit for citizens.

  • July 28th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Summer camp season is drawing to a close at the Kennedy house. It’s time to put away the duffle bags and the Deep Woods Off towelettes.

Marvin Gaye’s lyrics to an America twisting in turmoil over the war in Vietnam resonate not only with those who lived through the struggles decades ago, but also with those — like me — who fear our country has given up on civility and discourse today.

  • July 27th, 2014  |
  • By By Ed Gilmour
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Two mules at once! What a shot!

  • July 27th, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Anthony Hodges
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Before you condemn Russia for killing 300 people, guess who supplied Israel the bombs and rockets to kill 650 Palestinians?

  • July 27th, 2014  |
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Are all UAW members as unhappy as those in the July 11 front page photo appear to be? Try smiling for a change.

  • July 20th, 2014  |
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President Obama goes to Texas not to check the border but to pick up a check.

  • July 13th, 2014  |
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Several Patsy Hazlewood fans have touted her for District 27 representative because she is “politically flexible” with “no political obligations.” If those statements are true, so, too, is the corollary; she has no political convictions, either.

Recently my 8-year-old granddaughter sent me a letter.

  • July 27th, 2014  |
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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that has been dedicated to voter education since 1920.

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