State Democratic Leader Hits Bill Blocking Same Sex Couples From Adoptions

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The chairperson of the Tennessee Democratic Party hit the passage of a bill blocking same sex couples from adopting a child.

Mary Mancini said, "Today was the first day of the state legislative session and Republicans wasted no time pushing unnecessary and cruel legislation. Passing this bill to keep same sex couples from adopting a child with no family or home is another example of Republican legislators trying to score political points and dividing Tennesseeans at the expense of our highest needs children.

"Not only does this bill harm orphaned children and our LGTBQ+ neighbors, it also damages Tennessee’s economy by painting the state as discriminatory and making our state less attractive to potential employers."


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

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Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BALDWIN, RONALD DEWEY 2342 LAKEVIEW DR ROSSVILLE, 30741 Age at Arrest: 61 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County ALIAS CAPIAS (THEFT OF PROPERTY - SHOPLIFTING) THEFT OF PROPERTY (SHOPLIFTING) ---- BARNES, KEON LAMONTE 842 ARLINGTON AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, 374064110 Age at Arrest: 20 years old Arresting Agency: ... (click for more)

Georgia Officials Report 81 More Coronavirus Deaths, 2,573 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Tuesday there have been an additional 81 deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 3,921. There were 2,573 new cases as that total reached 197,948 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 19,426 - up 302 since Monday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 57 cases, up 26; 9 deaths; 42 hospitalizations, ... (click for more)

Opinion

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When I was in high school, I would love it when the “Newspapers in Education” would roll around once a week. The Chattanooga Times was a real Godsend because it offered me something interesting to read during class and, man, I would pounce on the paper. I would immediately find the syndicated columnist, Jim Murray, and revel in his every word. He was - and this I believe to this ... (click for more)

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