Before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

Published Jan. 20 2017

Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by...

East Ridge forum buzzes over medical marijuana and gas tax hike legislation

Published Jan. 20 2017

A proposed gas tax hike and medical marijuana received some buzz at an East Ridge community forum hosted by a...

Trump's Treasury pick defends his foreclosure actions [video]

Published Jan. 19 2017

Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, on Thursday defended his handling of thousands of foreclosures during...


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Rick Perry says he regrets call to eliminate Energy Department

Published Jan. 19 2017

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, said Thursday he regrets his...

Gravitt named to head House GOP panel

Published Jan. 19 2017

State House Majority Leader Glen Casada has named Rep. Marc Gravitt, R-East Ridge, to head the House Republican Caucus Bill...

Haslam acknowledges likely rough road on gas tax hike plan

Published Jan. 19 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday proposed hiking Tennessee gas and diesel taxes for the first time since 1989.

Hamilton County Commission explains decision to shoot down firing range proposal

Published Jan. 19 2017

The Hamilton County Commission shot down a proposed commercial firing range on Tuesday morning.

Looming sale of former East Brainerd School back in spotlight after Central track vote

Published Jan. 19 2017

The commission voted 5-4 to indefinitely table a resolution that would have authorized $500,000 in county credit to replace the...

Trump picks former Georgia governor as agriculture secretary

Published Jan. 18 2017

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person...

Obama's parting message: We're going to be OK [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

In the final minutes of his final presidential news conference, Barack Obama insisted he's not just tossing out reassuring platitudes...

Senate panel decisively approves James Mattis for defense secretary

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary.

UPDATE: Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Published Jan. 18 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized...


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Pointed questions for Trump's pick for health secretary [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday that the health care system is losing focus on patients, its...

Haslam unveils plan to raise money for transportation with gas tax increase

Published Jan. 18 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled what he calls a comprehensive way to move Tennessee forward that raises new money for...

Berke offers Chattanooga workforce plan

Published Jan. 18 2017

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today released a four-point workforce development plan that includes offering jobs services which target neighborhoods with...

Hamilton County Commissioners table motion for funds to replace Central track

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Hamilton County Commission voted Tuesday to table a motion that would have authorized $500,000 in bond funds to replace...

Proposal for commercial firing range shot down by county commission

Published Jan. 18 2017

The Hamilton County Commission shot down a proposed commercial firing range on Tuesday morning, citing location as the primary drawback...

Mayors call for continued workforce development

Published Jan. 18 2017

Mayor Andy Berke named workforce development as one of Chattanooga's biggest challenges.

Commissioner asked to step down after 'racist pig' comments

Published Jan. 18 2017

Several people are demanding a Gwinnett County commissioner resign after he called U.S. Rep. John Lewis a "racist pig" in...

Trump pick DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice [video]

Published Jan. 18 2017

In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle...

Tennessee education commissioner explains new A to F grading system for schools

Published Jan. 18 2017

In an effort to increase accountability, the state will start giving schools a grade of A to F.

Tennessee bill requiring 'In God We Trust' on license plates stirs controversy

Published Jan. 18 2017

A bill requiring all Tennessee license plates to sport the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' is a 'wonderful idea,'...

Council eyes sewer relocation at former Harriet Tubman public housing site

Published Jan. 18 2017

Chattanooga might put another $1 million or more into the site of the former Harriet Tubman public housing site to...