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Thanks, EPB, for your unflinching efforts to embrace transparency with more noise and a smokescreen.

Gov. Bill Haslam seems poised to slide straight back into his chair in Tennessee's Capitol building this November and that's really too bad for Tennesseans.

The National Park Service recently spent nearly $50,000 to conduct an environmental cleanup assessment for Chattanooga's and Hamilton County's police firing range under the assumption that the range would be moved, the soil cleaned, and the land donated to the Park Service for the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District and the benefit of our community.

This weekend may be all about the Ironman triathlon when more than 2,500 people from around the globe swim, bike and run through Chattanooga and North Georgia in a world-class event, but coming Thursday -- from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- the new Stringer's Ridge Park "pump track" will open.

Police, like professional and college football players, haven’t been doing themselves any favors this year. Both have hogged headlines with stories about beatings and domestic violence.

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.

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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It is past time -- but hopefully just in the nick of time -- for the U.S. and the world to ramp up a fight against the rapidly spreading Ebola virus in Africa.

  • Sept. 17th, 2014  |
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Who saw this curve ball coming?

  • Sept. 16th, 2014  |
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"The government agency responsible for maintaining America's nuclear arsenal wants to continue to use a TVA nuclear power plant to produce bomb material even though tritium leaks from the process have been nearly four times what was originally projected."

Some 24 hours before President Barack Obama began talking to the nation about his strategies to defeat ISIS and his hope that Congress will debate war plans and support him with a vote, Congress members were falling all over themselves to spin other scenarios.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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Chattanooga’s new police chief, Fred Fletcher, acted very professionally and very wisely in asking Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston to seek a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations that a major crimes detective sexually harassed a woman whose reported rape he was assigned to investigate.

Getting ready for work Thursday and driving into the city, I listened as television and radio stations replayed the news — verbatim — of Sept. 11, 2001.

There's much gnashing of teeth today about NFL player Ray Rice finally getting knocked out -- pun intended -- of his job because he got caught on video slugging his fiancee, now his wife.

  • Sept. 10th, 2014  |
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