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Even those people who didn't vote for Barack Obama in 2008 had hoped some things about race relations might change for the better.

  • Aug. 22nd, 2014  |
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The 1988 triple murder of Kenneth Griffith, Earl Smock and Richard Mason on Signal Mountain was dramatized in a new episode of "Bloodlands" on the Investigation Discovery cable television channel Monday night.

  • Aug. 20th, 2014  |
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Anyone with a room or basement full of old bills, Dad's letters to Mom from the war, the children's elementary-school drawings and old newspapers will understand what the city of Chattanooga wants to do.

  • Aug. 19th, 2014  |
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An apparently dangerous book has returned to Navy base lodges.

What are Roy Herron and other Democrats afraid of?

Chattanooga has been there before -- been where Ferguson, Mo., is today, that is.

Among candidates in competitive races in the Aug. 7 state primaries and general election, District 6 Hamilton County Board of Education member Joe Galloway made the biggest improvement between early voting and Election Day tabulations, according to unofficial results from the Hamilton County Election Commission.

  • Aug. 15th, 2014  |
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News stories on the continued debacle that is the U.S. Postal Service always helpfully tell us "the Postal Service is an independent agency that receives no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control."

It all comes down to hubris.

George Davis is baring his soul and a lot more in his effort to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

If President Barack Obama had given Ukraine some of the firepower it needed to push away the pro-Russian separatists currently ensconced in the eastern sector of the country earlier this year, a Chattanooga missionary to the Eastern European country and his family might be closer to returning to their home there.

What's clear about the Republican primary vote in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District is that later voters turned toward challenger Weston Wamp in his ultimately unsuccessful effort to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, indicating the latter's late distortions and negative advertising may have had the opposite effect from what was intended.

Third District voters appeared to say “yes” to U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s negative campaigning, to his repeated disinterest in working across party lines and to his many “no” votes on legislation put forth by his proclaimed axis of evil, Obama, Pelosi and Reid, and award him the Republican party nomination for a third term in the House on Thursday night.

Why, indeed?

The constitutionality of Tennessee's marriage law, along with those in Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio, is before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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