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If Chattanooga and Hamilton County Schools officials actually follow through this time with a tentative agreement for the city to pay delinquent liquor taxes, and if the school system actually forks over delinquent city sewer stormwater fees, then perhaps our children will benefit more than the lawyers.

  • July 16th, 2014  |
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What a relief to finally get to write that the new Volkswagen SUV will, in fact, be built in Chattanooga.

President Barack Obama last week urged Congress to quickly provide almost $4 billion to confront “an urgent humanitarian situation” — a surge of young migrants from Central America crossing the border into Texas.

There is no excuse for Tennessee to have such a fouled-up TennCare application process.

In the Tennessee hills, and apparently in the offices of the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen, there's still more than one way to skin a cat.

  • July 11th, 2014  |

Finally — something we’re not dead last in (but wish we were): Chattanooga ranks 12th in the nation for economic inequality out of the top 100 markets for the ratio of lower ­income households to high-­income households.

Cecil Harris, of Palmer, Tenn., in Grundy County, died too young and too far from home.

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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