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A New York Times writer once quoted author Hunter S. Thompson saying Hubert Humphrey campaigned like “a rat in heat.”

In America, voting is how we practice democracy and how we choose leaders.

It is as it should be: With milder weather and customers who are gradually becoming more mindful of energy consumption (and their money), TVA’s power sales are down and expected to remain low over a four-year period.

People are finally beginning to figure out the convenience of early voting.

In just one mile of U.S. 127 north of Dayton Boulevard, more than 120 political signs line both sides of the busy highway.

Vote "for" the Chattanooga Domestic Partnership ordinance on Thursday's ballot.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has become an electoral battleground for Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and a group of fellow conservatives, including state house Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, and Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville.

State election officials are warning the state's 475 Democratic and Republican county election commissioners that they will get bounced off the local panels if they cross over and vote in the opposite party's Aug. 7 primary election.

  • July 30th, 2014  |
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Our tired and unoriginal 3rd District incumbent Republican congressman, Chuck Fleischmann, has adopted the ultra-right's "we-can't-trust ..." chant often aimed at the president to paint his youthful and energetic opponent with a completely deceptive message and manipulated photograph in a mailer advertisement sent out last week.

The doorway to TennCare is like "the eye of a needle," according to legal and health care experts.

While Tennessee's Sen. Lamar Alexander campaigns to keep the tea party alligator known as Joe Carr off his heels, a young innovative Democrat named Terry Adams is campaigning around the state.

Ardena Garth has built a legacy of good work from the Hamilton County Public Defenders Office that she built in 1989 from the ground up, and the office continues to be an example across the country.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
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Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell has been busy since she became the first female General Sessions judge elected to an eight-year term here in 2006.

Mayor Jim Coppinger is the best Aug. 7 choice in his re-election bid against independent candidate Richard Ford of Birchwood.

It's time to return Democrat John Allen Brooks to the Hamilton County Commission District 6 seat.

  • July 23rd, 2014  |
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