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EDITOR'S NOTE: Kelly Kroll, an East Ridge parent, said her two children, Callan and Kendall, wrote the letters below after last week's Hamilton County Commission meeting about proposed school building projects. Both children attend CSLA, a magnet school which was among the schools considered for building additions or replacement. As has happened before, CSLA did not make the final cut.

  • March 24th, 2014  |
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Last week was Sunshine Week, the seven days when media organizations across the country highlight the vital importance of governmental transparency and openness in democracy.

There's nothing we do in Hamilton County with your tax dollars that's more important than education. -- Mayor Jim Coppinger, March 2011

To a large extent, Gen. Braxton Bragg’s calamitous defeat at Missionary Ridge came about as a culmination of his inability to get along with his subordinate generals.

  • March 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By R. Smith Murray
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Earlier this month in a House subcommittee a police chief expressed alarm that anyone could come in to his department and get access to police information after a case is closed.

  • March 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Deborah Fisher
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Right out of an episode of "House of Cards," about half of Senate Democrats did what a big donor wanted.

  • March 21st, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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If you know anything about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, you know the rest of the quote.

  • March 20th, 2014  |
  • By By Mike Chambers
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Allen Casey's barge needs to stay right where it is.

It was Saturday, a Halle Berry of an afternoon. I was piddling in the backyard. My retired neighbor was grilling burgers, that charcoal scent filling the air like the springtime version of Vatican incense.

Feb. 14 was a good day for right-wing extremists who subjected Volkswagen’s Chattanooga workers to a two-week barrage of anti-UAW propaganda, outright lies, distortions, and threats to pull state tax incentives.

  • March 18th, 2014  |
  • By Gary Casteel
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The United Auto Workers (UAW) lost its bid to organize Volkswagen’s Chattanooga auto factory on Feb. 14.

  • March 18th, 2014  |
  • By Matt Patterson
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The Russian “invasion” of Crimea has caused an international stir with world leaders calling for economic sanctions and a demand for the withdrawal of military forces.

You’d think that any parent would want to know what the plan is for keeping their child’s school safe.

By now, the old saying about literacy has become a cliché: “The most important thing for our kids is teaching them to read” or “reading at grade level by third grade is the best indicator of a child’s success.”

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Mayor Andy Berke
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Meet Andrew Reynolds, the luckiest little kid around.

Right now, 800,000 uninsured Tennesseans have an incredible opportunity.

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By By Andy Berke, Madeline Rogero, AC Wharton Jr. and Karl Dean
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