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More than two decades after the Tennessee Aquarium opened and changed the face of the city, Chattanoogans need to think about the next big thing, tourism officials said Tuesday.

Government watchdog Helen Burns Sharp spent more than $77,000, including tens of thousands of dollars out of her retirement account, fighting what she sees as a pattern of secret — and therefore illegal — decisions by a city board.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is "evaluating options" about a debate with Democratic challenger Mary Headrick, a campaign spokesman said.

After months of public debate, private discussions and recent litigation for millions of dollars, the city's Electric Power Board concedes that it overbilled Chattanooga more than $1.2 million for its streetlight energy.

In the 27 years that Capt. Corliss Cooper has been with the Chattanooga Police Department, she's seen a significant shift in the city's demographics.

The Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday rejected the easiest method to replace four members of the Industrial Development Board, opting instead for an arcane process that includes multiple committee meetings and drawing names from a hat.

The rusty rails that rest throughout the heart of Chattanooga may be revitalized if a new federally funded study shows a proposed light-rail route is feasible for the Choo-Choo city.

A communal fear of not being understood by police exists in Chattanooga's Spanish-speaking community, Lorenzo Juarex Maldonado said through a translator.

The Chattanooga City Council was at a stalemate Tuesday on how to appoint new board members to the city’s Industrial Development Board that faces public criticism and is in a legal brawl over a $9 million Black Creek tax-increment deal.

For the first time since it became federally protected in 2002, Moccasin Bend Archaeological District may be able to map out a 20-year building strategy.

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