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A committee's work to study police promotion methods has turned up an interesting and continuing need, especially in light of racial strains illuminated recently in Ferguson, Mo., where only about 6 percent of the 50-member police force is minority in a town that is almost 70 percent black.

When the haters can't find enough fault with the Affordable Care Act (that more and more users are finding to be both affordable and useful) or can't find enough differences in what the GOP vs. what President Barack Obama is already doing in Syria, Iraq or the Ukraine to keep the nation out of war, then they start harping about presidential vacations.

Certainly at this year’s 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration special honor should be accorded to Tennessee’s congressional delegation — especially Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

  • Aug. 24th, 2014  |
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Militarizing community police departments is not about safety. It's about money.

  • Aug. 23rd, 2014  |
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Kudos to Chattanooga and one of its contractors for seeking out ways to help felons get work in a depressed area of Chattanooga.

A massive fish kill and stinky mess that closed a portion of South Chickamauga Creek to outdoor enthusiasts for the past several days began with the failure of a mechanical signal that was supposed to start pumps at one of Chattanooga's 80 sewage pumping stations.

  • Aug. 20th, 2014  |
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We have a suggestion for a new Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, agreement: the Helen Burns Sharp legal fees fund.

Tanks, flash grenades and tear gas don't belong in the hands of street cops in America.

There's a lot at stake — especially for Democrats — in the November general election.

It’s almost Celebration time in Tennessee. Again.

In contemplating the fact that we're stuck with Chuck Fleischmann at least until Democrat Mary Headrick takes a shot at knocking him out of office in November, think about the potential downside of voting early.

A New York Times writer once quoted author Hunter S. Thompson saying Hubert Humphrey campaigned like “a rat in heat.”

In America, voting is how we practice democracy and how we choose leaders.

It is as it should be: With milder weather and customers who are gradually becoming more mindful of energy consumption (and their money), TVA’s power sales are down and expected to remain low over a four-year period.

People are finally beginning to figure out the convenience of early voting.

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