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Some electricity needs to crackle at EPB — the city-owned electricity and fiber optics cable distributor whose board last week told City Council members that the utility is working to fix a problem that has resulted in the city being overbilled for more than $1.2 million for Chattanooga streetlight energy.

It's been quite a week — lots of congressional saber rattling about presidential overreach, but, oops, our congressmen and congresswomen really just wanted to complain, not really debate and vote.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Cooler heads may be prevailing on the ill-conceived plan to leave the police shooting range open and operational on Moccasin Bend.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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Vice President Joe Biden did not have a good week. Last Tuesday, he used what is often recognized as an anti-Semitic slur to refer to people who gave bad loans to members of the military.

  • Sept. 22nd, 2014  |
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Let's think about the glamorous headlines for the moment.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Someone has hijacked "tolerance," beaten it over the head, stuffed it into the trunk, taken it to a remote location and tried to change its meaning.

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A few events discussed recently in this space have upset some "powers that be" — so much so that their discomfort resulted in professional threats and name-calling.

  • Sept. 22nd, 2014  |
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Our government has never been more secretive than it is today.

The shocking video of a woman knocked unconscious by her partner — an NFL star athlete — in an elevator and photos of cuts on a 4-year-old boy's body at the hands of his father — another NFL star — put a spotlight on domestic violence and family abuse in recent weeks.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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I remember the sting of my father's belt. I don't dwell on it, but I remember it.

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Is Vladimir Putin or Dick Cheney the worst warmonger of our time? Think about it.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Our Nobel Peace Prize president had better earn the award or return the $1 million.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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If teachers canceled their cable television service and their fancy telephones, they could afford the $100 monthly insurance increase.

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Community, schools, teachers and students are fortunate to have the Public Education Foundation (PEF) as a champion in the Chattanooga area.

Last month there was a local food drive by the Chattanooga Fire Department.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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I was reading the Sept. 13 Times Free Press article about a little duct tape and a lot of love.

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