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Hamilton County Commission endorsements

Pam Ladd easy pick for District 4, Isiah Hester offers vitality for District 5

It’s no secret that our county’s leaders don’t seem to play well with others when it comes to meeting and talking with leaders of local municipalities, school board officials or even dog catchers.

  • April 9th, 2014  |
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In a few months, Hamilton County will have at least one new face on its nine-member county commission. Potentially — though not likely — there could be as many as seven new faces on the commission. Today, the newspaper’s two editorial pages begin a week of endorsements.

  • April 8th, 2014  |
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Climate change is not a conspiracy — at least not a political one.

Nothing illustrates this country's gummed up leadership better than the stalled Chickamauga Dam lock.

It's official, Tennesseans. When the state's Republican leaders talk about recruiting jobs during their campaign speeches, they're not being completely honest.

  • April 4th, 2014  |
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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander should know better.

  • April 2nd, 2014  |
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The sky is falling. It will snow tonight. State and congressional lawmakers will soon tell nothing but the truth, and the newspaper will only report good news.

How many times do we have to read stories about cruelty to show horses before we protest loudly enough to make it stop?

  • March 30th, 2014  |
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In Hamilton County, elementary schools do not automatically receive funds to hire art or science teachers.

  • March 25th, 2014  |
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Well, voters, the back-room Hamilton County commissioners were too fast for us — unless we rally and let them know exactly what we think this week before they vote Wednesday.

  • March 23rd, 2014  |
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Chattanooga is staging a community intervention.

Doesn't it strike anyone as odd that there is so much consternation about shootings in Chattanooga and gunfire in local neighborhoods, yet our state lawmakers are busily trying to undo local laws that prohibit that gunfire and gun carrying?

  • March 21st, 2014  |
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City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem needs to take a deep breath.

  • March 20th, 2014  |
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Ericka McCurdy couldn’t pay her sky-high January electric bill without help from Chattanooga’s Metropolitan Ministries.

Alzheimer's disease has long been said to be the sixth leading cause of death in America, but a new study indicates it may be much more common.

  • March 17th, 2014  |
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