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For a sixth go-round, builders, developers and Chattanooga officials will meet to talk about the weather — rain specifically.

Come November, Chattanoogans will make history.

State Sen. Jim Tracy has decided not to contest his loss to 4th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the Republican Primary.

Downtown motorists and two-wheeling college students are all about to get a little bit safer.

State Sen. Jim Tracy's campaign has only a few more days in which to concede or push for a recount in his race to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has selected Justin Wilkins to serve as his deputy chief of staff.

Voters in four local municipalities will get to decide in November whether they want wine and cheese to be a one-stop shopping experience.

The city of Chattanooga will get $243,222 from the state department of transportation, according to Gov. Bill Haslam's office.

A day after the ISIS extremist group released a filmed execution of an American journalist, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker blamed ineffective U.S. foreign policy for helping create a power vacuum in Syria and Iraq and said President Barack Obama needs a clear objective in the Middle East.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker called on Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday to seek a unity candidate with big vision for the 2016 Republican presidential primary — right before mentioning his ability to bring people together and make his decades-old vision of Chattanooga a reality.

A day after terror cell ISIS released a video claiming to show the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker today said conflicts in Iraq and Syria have been poorly handled, and President Barack Obama needs to develop a "clear objective" in the Middle East.

The Chattanooga City Council has given its first blessing on a controversial noise ordinance, and some music venues in the city's downtown and South Side may be able to keep the music playing — with the appropriate permits.

On first reading, the Chattanooga City Council has approved an amended version of a controversial sound ordinance that would designate an area that straddles downtown and the South Side as a "loud music zone."

An effort by City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem to reform the the city's Industrial Development Board died on the floor during an agenda session today.

The election is over, but Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell says it doesn't feel like it.

Residents at the back of Walden's Ridge will have to take the long way down the hill for the next month.

This month’s elections followed a 30-year trend: Republicans gained, Democrats lost and Hamilton County turned a deeper shade of red.

The long-awaited extension of the Tennessee Riverwalk that will connect downtown to St. Elmo is set to break ground next month, county officials say.

Hamilton County commissioners next week will vote whether to assign architects to four new school projects, send $26 million to the city's Industrial Development Board for the planned expansion at Volkswagen and confirm or deny a mayoral appointment to the Erlanger board of trustees.

Five counties out of the 16 in the 4th Congressional District could determine whether U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' razor-thin lead holds up or whether state Sen. Jim Tracy can overcome.

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office said provisional ballots cast in the 4th Congressional District will be counted this afternoon. But U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' campaign is declaring victory over challenger State Sen. Jim Tracy, again.

To defeat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in November, Democratic candidate Mary Headrick will need an army of support from the district's center — and that's what she hopes to get.

Thursday was a bitter loss for Weston Wamp. But political minds say it was an equally bitter win for his opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.

Weston Wamp kept it civil the whole campaign.

The day after a narrow primary loss in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, Republican candidate Weston Wamp says he will bow out of politics — at least for now.

With a lead of just more than 1,400 votes, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Randy Fairbanks' name was the only one on the ballot, but write-in competition from Rhonda Thurman posed a threat for the County Commission seat in District 1.

With only a little more than a 1,000 votes ahead, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann kept his job in Tennessee’s 3rd District Thursday over Republican challenger Weston Wamp.

Area Republicans today will choose whether to back new blood in Congress or to give the incumbent another chance in November.

Roberts Mill Road will close later this month for up to 30 days for slope repairs adjacent to the road.

One Chattanooga businessman has a plan to encourage millennials to head to the polls this week — throw them a party.

EPB's much-praised gigabit broadband system has earned attention from a Washington, D.C., think tank that's looking into the validity of government-owned networks.

Experts say the outcome of the Republican primary for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will depend entirely on voter turnout.

The NAACP on Thursday blasted a number of local tax incentives offered to developers and corporations as undermining a "grand pillar of democracy."

With one week to go before the state primary, TV ad wars are raging in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

Hamilton County commissioners will vote next week whether to pay for the stabilization of one of the county's most treacherous roads.

After a super PAC supporting Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp dropped an additional $193,000 on a campaign ad this week, his rival's camp is again calling on Wamp to denounce the political action committee.

East Tennessee got a lot more colorful on the national seismic hazard map between 2008 and 2014.

For the first time this election cycle, 3rd District Congressional candidate Mary Headrick shared a stage with the Republican she will face in November — although voters will decide in about two weeks whether that will be incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann or challenger Weston Wamp.

Today kicks off early voting in Tennessee's 2014 primaries and local elections, and officials and community groups alike are urging voters to hit the polls.

Three weeks ahead of the Aug. 7 primary — and just before the start of early voting today — Tennessee 3rd Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp faces a federal complaint over his campaign finances.

A Signal Mountain businessman has filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Tennessee 3rd District Congressional candidate Weston Wamp.

Nearly half of the $600 million expansion planned at Volkswagen's Chattanooga assembly plant will be paid for by Tennessee taxpayers under the proposed incentives package signed this week by company and government officials.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann always has had more spending power than his Republican primary opponent Weston Wamp.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has kept his fundraising lead over primary challenger Weston Wamp, according to second quarter campaign finance reports.

Hamilton County Commissioners today were given copies of the new local memorandum of understanding between the county, city and Volkswagen Group of America.

Hamilton County Commissioners voted today to pay $20,000 to Brandon Carter after a his car was struck by a county vehicle last year.

If 3rd District congressional candidate Weston Wamp has been on paid leave from Lamp Post Group — as a founding partner said early this month — he could find himself in an election finance nightmare.

An apparent communications breakdown at the Hamilton County Election Commission on Thursday caused much consternation for candidates and party leaders. The commission released only a portion of the second-quarter campaign financial disclosure reports to the public after Thursday's deadline.

Second-quarter campaign disclosure reports would have shown voters who has been raising and spending the most money ahead of the Aug. 7 county election -- but only 15 county candidates filed by the Thursday deadline.

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