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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.

I hope Volkswagen has a forgiving spirit.

  • June 17th, 2014  |
  • By Bill Freeman

Say it ain't so, Ironmen and Ironwomen!

  • June 16th, 2014  |
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Public education in Hamilton County is paramount to our community’s future.

They have become a gruesome sign of the times: Shootings that really have no clear motivation — just a gnawing hole of hate in the shooters. Shootings that plant a cancer of insecurity in the public psyche.

Climate scientists said it would be like this: Warmer and wetter with more insect-borne diseases.

Don't give up on Chattanooga's stop-the-shooting program.

Tennessee-American Water Co. passes with A's on its annual drinking water quality report for Chattanooga. But a clean water group laments that "good enough for government work" doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.

  • June 10th, 2014  |
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Erlanger needs ignored by city, county

Our Southern forests are not what they used to be.

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