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WASHINGTON — Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project.

When Rossville council members gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that would ban abortion in the Georgia city, they moved to pass a measure that experts say is likely unconstitutional.

Hamilton County school board member ready to sue state

$14.5 million annually is at stake for schools

The Hamilton County Department of Education loses out on about $14.5 million annually because Tennessee doesn't fully fund the school district through its Basic Education Plan.

A day after state officials withdrew support for new stringent stormwater regulations in Chattanooga, City Council members voted to pass a first reading of the proposed guidelines.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- More police reports have surfaced that suggest Bradley County 7th District Commissioner Mark Hall does not live in the district he represents, as required by law.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Bradley County Commission has been asked to decide whether it will authorize stray animal control services for county residents and how much it is willing to spend to do so.

Council members in Rossville unanimously passed two ordinances Monday night -- one to forbid abortion clinics within Rossville city limits, and one to help keep "pill mills" out of the city.

Chattanooga City Council Clerk Sandra Freeman won't be considered for her current job even though she has 30 years of governing experience, according to City Council members who recently decided to restructure their staff.

A former Tennessee House of Representatives candidate says poll workers in Monroe County broke election law during early voting by distributing a misleading, politically slanted guide covering the four constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Tim Shiflett, chairman of the Democratic Party in Chattooga County, Ga., had been waiting since spring to tell Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters he would never again be allowed to run as a Democrat in the county.

Larry Ziegler resigned Friday morning as principal of Marion High School — but his boss, Mark Griffith, the director of Marion County Schools, hopes Ziegler will change his mind.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An anonymous letter alleging mismanagement of Bradley County Fire & Rescue and claiming the support of 75 unidentified individuals has been given to the Bradley County Mayor's Office and the Bradley County Commission.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., urged Walker Valley High School students on Wednesday to embrace bold vision and give something back to their community.

Tuesday’s election brought historic changes to the state’s founding document and tossed Prohibition-era alcohol laws in cities across the state. But still, 124,457 Hamilton County voters were not enticed by the 2014 midterm ballot.

Concern mounted in the City Council on Tuesday over whether stiff regulations for stormwater runoff will hinder future economic growth in Chattanooga.

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