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Before there was Chattanooga, there was Ross’s Landing, established by John Ross, who was elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1828.

  • Aug. 10th, 2014  |
  • By By Kay Baker Gaston
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I like to think I'm an even-tempered guy.

  • Aug. 9th, 2014  |
  • By By David Carroll
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But don’t you understand?

It’s difficult to overstate the petulance of our president. In his latest news conference, Obama took credit for every perceived good and blamed Republicans for every perceived bad.

  • Aug. 8th, 2014  |
  • By By Ron Hart
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Fewer than 10 percent of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are still alive, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

There are 40,000 students in Hamilton County public schools who are counting on you today.

  • Aug. 7th, 2014  |
  • By By Alison Lebovitz and Linda Mosley
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You know, this is how "The Walking Dead" started.

Thursday, when so many things merge together.

For the past 50 years, the government’s annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting.

  • Aug. 5th, 2014  |
  • By Robert Rector
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As many, I am an avid reader of various media — newspapers, online news sites, social posts, research literature and most any other available resource.

  • Aug. 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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August is a slow month in youth sports. Summer leagues are winding down and fall leagues haven't started.

Last November, Chattanooga embraced fairness and equality by adding protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance and offering domestic partnership benefits to city employees.

  • Aug. 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Hedy Weinberg
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There is not much that has elicited such a divide and strong emotion for many residents of Chattanooga as the domestic partnership ordinance.

  • Aug. 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Mark D. West
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Here's a lawyer joke you haven't heard.

“There’s no safer place in the world for a Jew than Israel,” a neighbor told my wife last week. At the time, they were standing in a bomb shelter outside of Tel Aviv after being alerted to rocket fire.

  • Aug. 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Thomas P. Balázs
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If the Great Recession taught us anything, it was that decisions made around the country and around the world have very local impact. The lack of ability to understand that and mitigate risk brought the global economy to its knees.

  • Aug. 3rd, 2014  |
  • By By Michael Walton
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