Local Politics

The United Auto Workers is serving subpoenas on 24 people, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, for a planned hearing on its appeal of February's Chattanooga Volkswagen plant vote.

A month after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's milestone fire and police pension reform was approved, a group of retired officers and firefighters has challenged the legality of the changes.

The hotly debated ordinance that would enable pedicab owners to allow drinking on their pedal-powered machines passed its first reading.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger is seeking his first full term as the county’s executive, but he won’t enjoy a walk-in election like 13 other incumbent county officials.

Only three of the 11 incumbent local judges who qualified Thursday for the Aug. 7 election face challengers in their races.

The list of candidates for Chattanooga police chief has been narrowed to fewer than 20, and Mayor Andy Berke's blue-ribbon panel is interviewing some of them in person this week.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Three out of seven of the Bradley County Commission's two-seat district races will be settled in the Republican primary.

Whether 15 people should have the freedom to strap a cooler of beer to the back of a pedal-powered pedicab and ride across downtown Chattanooga is in the hands of the City Council.

Potential candidates for nonpartisan elected offices in Sequatchie County, Tenn., have until noon Thursday to file qualifying papers to run on the August ballot, election officials said.

Eight months ago, Chattanooga City Council members rejected an out-of-town developer’s plan to build a 260-apartment complex in East Brainerd after neighbors complained it would add to Gunbarrel Road’s congestion.

Meigs County Mayor Garland Lankford, a Republican, will not be running for re-election in 2014, leaving his seat open to one of four candidates vying for the county's top office.

The NRA is disputing Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff Jim Ruth's claim he has its endorsement for the upcoming election.

Pitching ideas, discussing their views and exchanging a handful of jabs, the candidates for the District 7 Hamilton County Commission seat gathered Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church to debate the issues facing the district.

The Republican primary for county mayor leads the ballot in Franklin County, Tenn., where three men are vying for the GOP slot to take on the Democratic incumbent.

A Hamilton County Schools lawsuit demanding nearly $12 million from the city of Chattanooga in unpaid liquor taxes won't be filed just yet, as the two sides have agreed to meet over the dispute.

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