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An effort by City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem to reform the the city's Industrial Development Board died on the floor during an agenda session today.

The election is over, but Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell says it doesn't feel like it.

Residents at the back of Walden's Ridge will have to take the long way down the hill for the next month.

This month’s elections followed a 30-year trend: Republicans gained, Democrats lost and Hamilton County turned a deeper shade of red.

The long-awaited extension of the Tennessee Riverwalk that will connect downtown to St. Elmo is set to break ground next month, county officials say.

Hamilton County commissioners next week will vote whether to assign architects to four new school projects, send $26 million to the city's Industrial Development Board for the planned expansion at Volkswagen and confirm or deny a mayoral appointment to the Erlanger board of trustees.

Five counties out of the 16 in the 4th Congressional District could determine whether U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' razor-thin lead holds up or whether state Sen. Jim Tracy can overcome.

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office said provisional ballots cast in the 4th Congressional District will be counted this afternoon. But U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' campaign is declaring victory over challenger State Sen. Jim Tracy, again.

To defeat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in November, Democratic candidate Mary Headrick will need an army of support from the district's center — and that's what she hopes to get.

Thursday was a bitter loss for Weston Wamp. But political minds say it was an equally bitter win for his opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.

Weston Wamp kept it civil the whole campaign.

The day after a narrow primary loss in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, Republican candidate Weston Wamp says he will bow out of politics — at least for now.

With a lead of just more than 1,400 votes, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

With only a little more than a 1,000 votes ahead, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Area Republicans today will choose whether to back new blood in Congress or to give the incumbent another chance in November.

Roberts Mill Road will close later this month for up to 30 days for slope repairs adjacent to the road.

One Chattanooga businessman has a plan to encourage millennials to head to the polls this week — throw them a party.

EPB's much-praised gigabit broadband system has earned attention from a Washington, D.C., think tank that's looking into the validity of government-owned networks.

Experts say the outcome of the Republican primary for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will depend entirely on voter turnout.

The NAACP on Thursday blasted a number of local tax incentives offered to developers and corporations as undermining a "grand pillar of democracy."

With one week to go before the state primary, TV ad wars are raging in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

Hamilton County commissioners will vote next week whether to pay for the stabilization of one of the county's most treacherous roads.

After a super PAC supporting Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp dropped an additional $193,000 on a campaign ad this week, his rival's camp is again calling on Wamp to denounce the political action committee.

East Tennessee got a lot more colorful on the national seismic hazard map between 2008 and 2014.

For the first time this election cycle, 3rd District Congressional candidate Mary Headrick shared a stage with the Republican she will face in November — although voters will decide in about two weeks whether that will be incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann or challenger Weston Wamp.

Today kicks off early voting in Tennessee's 2014 primaries and local elections, and officials and community groups alike are urging voters to hit the polls.

Three weeks ahead of the Aug. 7 primary — and just before the start of early voting today — Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp faces a federal complaint over his campaign finances.

A Signal Mountain businessman has filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Tennessee 3rd District Congressional candidate Weston Wamp.

Nearly half of the $600 million expansion planned at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will be paid for by Tennessee taxpayers under the proposed incentives package signed this week by company and government officials.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann always has had more spending power than his Republican primary opponent Weston Wamp.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has kept his fundraising lead over primary challenger Weston Wamp, according to second quarter campaign finance reports.

Hamilton County Commissioners today were given copies of the new local memorandum of understanding between the county, city and Volkswagen Group of America.

Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to pay $20,000 to Brandon Carter after a his car was struck by a county vehicle last year.

If 3rd District congressional candidate Weston Wamp has been on paid leave from Lamp Post Group — as a founding partner said early this month — he could find himself in an election finance nightmare.

An apparent communications breakdown at the Hamilton County Election Commission on Thursday caused much consternation for candidates and party leaders. The commission released only a portion of the second-quarter campaign financial disclosure reports to the public after Thursday's deadline.

Second-quarter campaign disclosure reports would have shown voters who has been raising and spending the most money ahead of the Aug. 7 county election -- but only 15 county candidates filed by the Thursday deadline.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign launched a volley against Republican opponent Weston Wamp on Thursday over pro-Wamp advertising that began airing Thursday, paid for by a Virginia-based political fundraising group.

The Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk's post is not a political job. The clerk makes no policy, wields no real power and largely performs administrative work.

Republican voters in Tennessee House District 27 may be able to make their Aug. 7 decisions based squarely on issues.

Both candidates agree: Wednesday's 3rd Congressional District Republican primary debate got straight to the core differences between two-term incumbent Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and challenger Weston Wamp.

It's settled once and for all. It's not OK to campaign at the courthouse or any county property — except 101 feet or more from polling locations.

Hamilton County Commissioners today voted to prohibit campaign signs, endorsements or any kind of political messaging on county property — except for property adjacent to polling places.

The incumbent is a two-term, staunchly conservative congressman who earned his spot in Washington on a nationwide wave of tea party buzz. He finished April with $640,000 in total campaign support.

The House District 27 Republican primary just became a head-to-head race.

A letter supporting Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell's re-election may end up marring the 20-year incumbent's campaign.

After some confusion and an emergency meeting, a ballot question asking voters to support or reject same-sex benefits for Chattanooga employees will appear in its original form on the Aug. 7 ballot.

The House District 27 Republican Primary just became a head-to-head race.

The Hamilton County Election Commission voted today to approve the language of the ballot question seeking to recall the city of Chattanooga's same sex employee benefits ordinance for the Aug. 7 ballot.

On Thursday, Howard Baker Jr. pulled Washington politicians together for the last time.

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