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Gerber: Papers collaborate on 'Outside Influence' report

Published May. 3 2015

On today's front page you'll find a story about the growing influence of out-of-state organizations that spend millions of dollars...

Today's social frustrations can become tomorrow's riots

Published May. 3 2015

Last week it was Baltimore. Before that it was Ferguson. It simmers in Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Anywhere, America --...

Kennedy: Finding answers in kids' many questions

Published May. 3 2015

You can tell a lot about your kids by paying attention to their questions.

Good Deed: Kudos to UTK architecture student helping others by design

Published May. 3 2015

Signal Mountain native Matthew Barnett was recently honored as a Torchbearer -- the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, highest student honor....

Cook: The mind is a terrible thing to draft

Published May. 3 2015

By the end of Saturday's final round of the NFL Draft, 256 players were drafted out of college and into...

Summers: John N. Popham IV Chattanooga's iconic newsman

Published May. 3 2015

The history of newspaper reporting in Chattanooga has included many talented journalists.

Dear Abby: Saying grace causes dad to panic during restaurant outings

Published May. 3 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm comfortable with my faith and pray before a meal at home and at friends' houses.

Police care -- for birds and us, too and other letters to the editors

Published May. 3 2015

Those of us in the public eye are used to opinions about how we do our job.

The Rant

Published May. 3 2015

Let's face the fact. Obama is a comedian. His six years as president proves my point! ...

Krauthammer: Men wielding power in hellish times

Published May. 3 2015

WASHINGTON -- "Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII -- and most dramatically,...

Don't Know Much About History

Published May. 3 2015

How will we know where we're going as a country if we don't know where we've come from? ...

Gunning for state symbols in all the wrong places

Published May. 2 2015

The buying of the Tennessee General Assembly -- especially the House of the Representatives -- might as well have been...

Dear Abby: Boss' unwelcome advances make job uncomfortable

Published May. 2 2015

DEAR ABBY: I'm 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for...

Erlanger And Lessons Learned

Published May. 2 2015

Though it might have been more circumspect for Erlanger hospital authority board members to wait until the end of the...

Whites, blacks must solve the problem and other letters to the editors

Published May. 2 2015

The protests in Baltimore have brought the racial divide in America back into the spotlight. But unlike the protests in...

Discretionary Funds Deserve Scrutiny

Published May. 2 2015

When all nine Hamilton County commissioners were running for election or re-election last year, most advocated either getting rid of...

Greeson: Baltimore, Barges, Bud Light, Buses and the Bible

Published May. 2 2015

The images of Baltimore are awful and tiring.

Gerson: A pastor's faith in Baltimore

Published May. 2 2015

BALTIMORE -- Upstairs in the church office of Bethel A.M.E. Church, located several blocks from recent rioting, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...

Scrutinize all PILOT deals

Published May. 1 2015

Are there other Alstom Powers out there, businesses that entered special tax incentive agreements with the city but haven't lived...

Cook: A monumental man for a monumental church

Published May. 1 2015

It was the spring of 1981. A large coalition of black citizens had petitioned Chattanooga government to rename Ninth Street...

Dr. Caldwell Shared His Gifts

Published May. 1 2015

If all there was to tell about the Rev. Dr. Virgil Caldwell was that he pastored New Monumental Baptist Church...

Dear Abby: Speedy diagnosis key to treating Lyme disease, preventing it from becoming chronic, debilitating

Published May. 1 2015

DEAR ABBY: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. I'm a longtime Canadian reader who has suffered from it for many...

Hart: Clinton Foundation benefits the Clintons

Published May. 1 2015

I've stated before that the Clinton Foundation is nothing more than a political operation disguised as a charity.