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In the fall of 2012, the cost of school lunches increased in public school systems throughout the region as districts worked to incorporate healthier — and more costly — federal meal guidelines, according to local news stories.

The final round of a Chattanooga legal fight on how to word a ballot question in the final hours before the ballot goes to the printer will be decided Monday morning.

Let's celebrate our freedoms today, but know that we have unfinished business.

By his own back-handed admonition in a debate Wednesday, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann handed a license to 3rd Congressional District voters to yank him out of Washington, D.C., come the Aug. 7 state Republican primary.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in favor of freedom — unless you don't believe in it.

The number of shootings in Chattanooga is down from this time last year.

Just think of cross-over voting as the new bipartisanship.

"The Hamilton County Schools system is $2.1 million closer to its next building project. But board members will need to sell their projects to county commissioners before a dime gets spent."

  • June 28th, 2014  |
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Tennessee and the nation lost a political legend Thursday when Howard Baker died at age 88.

Just as the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major statement on privacy rights in the digital age Wednesday by ruling, in a 9-0 vote, that police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest, a Google Maps vehicle with a 360-degree camera mounted on the roof was plying the roads of Chattanooga to photograph streets and homes for virtual travel on the Internet.

  • June 26th, 2014  |
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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has faced quite the Republican backlash for his bipartisan plan to raise federal gas and diesel taxes for the first time in 20-plus years for road building and road improvements on the nation's highways and bridges.

So much water; so little time and effort to save it.

  • June 22nd, 2014  |
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More than 240 dogs were rescued from a puppy mill in Bradley County by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last week — mostly beagles and small-breed dogs.

  • June 19th, 2014  |
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Tennessee has remained among the worst states for overall health since America's Health Rankings began ranking the states in 1990.

  • June 18th, 2014  |
  • By Dr. Rick Mathis

Fixing the problem of homeless veterans — actually of all homelessness — is much harder than it sounds. Even with sufficient resources, homelessness is problem that keeps coming back if we lose focus. And we have.

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