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Opinion - Times Editorials

EPA's new ash rule is a Christmas lump of coal

Published Dec. 22 2014

Don't tell residents of East Tennessee that coal ash is just trash.

The chemistry we never want to think about needs thought

Published Dec. 21 2014

East Tennessee got a scare last week when emergency officials were called to a chemical leak Tuesday at the Y-12...

In Tennessee, let's call ACA 'Finallycare'

Published Dec. 17 2014

There is good news and Christmas cheer for Tennesseans.

Is school board closing door on parental involvement?

Published Dec. 16 2014

There is absolutely no excuse for the Hamilton County Board of Education to ignore parents of children in our schools.

Pam's Points: Separating haney from TVA, and jury gives justice to magistrate

Published Dec. 15 2014

Who in their right mind could think it would be a good idea to let Franklin Haney, a former Chattanooga...

Cops with trust work to build more trust

Published Dec. 14 2014

Police tactics have gotten a lot of news time in recent weeks.

Pam's Points: The crumminess spending bill and our schools' worst achievements

Published Dec. 13 2014

Things in Washington this week have taken on a sense of life imitating art — if you take the prickly...

Pam's points: New latte library has nothing on Butch Jones — costwise, anyway

Published Dec. 12 2014

Seems to me the new library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga — while it may need a donor...

Our use of torture a stain on national honor

Published Dec. 10 2014

'When we fight to defend our security we fight also for an idea, not for a tribe or a twisted...

Looking for transparency in health care costs?

Published Dec. 9 2014

Erlanger bonuses anger Tennessee lawmakers, local officials

Pam's points: Still time for walking horses, child sex victims, Veterans Bridge flags

Published Dec. 8 2014

Horses in congressional race for time

Follow the money - your money

Published Dec. 7 2014

Don't you feel sorry for Tennessee lawmakers?

Pam's points: Discretionary funds and Chuck's first idea

Published Dec. 6 2014

It's all about governing

On social media instant intimacy runs cheap

Published Dec. 3 2014

Twitter, Facebook and Internet websites offering and soliciting reader comments -- including newspaper web pages -- have given everyone a...

Pam's Points: Catanzaro sails into the sunset, but city youths still need help

Published Dec. 2 2014

Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro 's resignation ends months of turmoil

Let's power it up! On our roofs

Published Nov. 30 2014

The U.S. power grid is a 450,000-mile system of giant towers that crisscross the landscape to carry electricity and connect...

Pam's points: It's all about money, air and taxes: Jingle, jingle

Published Nov. 29 2014

Here comes glutton gifting

Another take on climate change and saving the planet

Published Nov. 28 2014

In September, NASA told us that August 2014 was the warmest August on record. Then, to add insult to injury,...

Catanzaro's priorities problem

Published Nov. 26 2014

Even if Jim Catanzaro's supporters don't think two no-confidence faculty votes and his controversial hiring of a senior executive assistant...

Hands up. Don't shoot: Lessons of Ferguson

Published Nov. 25 2014

Hands up, don't shoot. It will be a chant that will live and should live. It will be a chant...

The fact and fiction of the GOP's climate denial

Published Nov. 23 2014

Mark your calenders: The GOP is fighting meaningful carbon-cuts policy now (think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crying that Kentucky...

Beware of conservative posers - and talk radio

Published Nov. 22 2014

The immigration firestorm has begun - another faux scandal manipulated by the guileless conservatives in a GOP party that used...

President's immigration order is both just and overdue

Published Nov. 21 2014

There are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and soon nearly 5 million will be protected from...