Times Opinion and Editorials

How many times do we have to read stories about cruelty to show horses before we protest loudly enough to make it stop?

  • March 30th, 2014  |
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In Hamilton County, elementary schools do not automatically receive funds to hire art or science teachers.

  • March 25th, 2014  |
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Well, voters, the back-room Hamilton County commissioners were too fast for us — unless we rally and let them know exactly what we think this week before they vote Wednesday.

  • March 23rd, 2014  |
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Chattanooga is staging a community intervention.

Doesn't it strike anyone as odd that there is so much consternation about shootings in Chattanooga and gunfire in local neighborhoods, yet our state lawmakers are busily trying to undo local laws that prohibit that gunfire and gun carrying?

  • March 21st, 2014  |
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City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem needs to take a deep breath.

  • March 20th, 2014  |
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Ericka McCurdy couldn’t pay her sky-high January electric bill without help from Chattanooga’s Metropolitan Ministries.

Alzheimer's disease has long been said to be the sixth leading cause of death in America, but a new study indicates it may be much more common.

  • March 17th, 2014  |
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What’s next at the 36-acre ghost town that once housed 440 families in the Harriet Tubman Homes?

  • March 16th, 2014  |
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In the aftermath of the union recognition vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, much debate has focused on the intervention of politicians when workers want the right to decide freely on whether to form a union and on the future of a works council model.

  • March 16th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Fichter

The Affordable Care Act's intent is to help Americans get affordable access to health care with insurance they choose and purchase, sometimes with a government subsidy.

  • March 15th, 2014  |
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County voters need to get together in secret meetings to plot how to recall, vote out -- whatever it takes -- to end the back-room reign of Fred "Boss" Skillern, Jim "King" Coppinger and any other county official who even contemplates meeting secretly to decide what new schools are built and how.

It is fitting that the ArtsBuild Arts Leadership Award, presented for the first time Tuesday to Ruth Holmberg, will hereafter be named the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award.

  • March 13th, 2014  |
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The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear meltdowns in Japan following a 9.0 Richter-scale earthquake and a tsunami continue to provide us with lessons that we may or may not be heeding.

Herbert "Buzz" Franklin, district attorney for the Lookout Mountain (Ga.) Judicial Circuit, needs to reconsider his decision not to prosecute a man who killed an unarmed Alzheimer's patient in north Georgia.

  • March 11th, 2014  |
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