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Ooltewah Needs Transit Alternatives Before It Becomes A Wasteland Of Traffic

  • 2/4/2023

If the city wants to continue to grow into Ooltewah like it is set to, without turning into a wasteland of traffic, we need to build a strong viable transit alternative to I-75, not more highway lanes. Chattanooga repeatedly fails to build transit and car alternatives where they’re needed and ends up talking about how it needs to widen and change already enormous highways and roads to accommodate more cars, which as any city planner will tell you is a fool’s plan. Right now, there is no way to get from Ooltewah to anywhere without a car. Nobody living there can choose to take a bus, bike, or anything but a car to get anywhere. There just isn’t a viable way without a car right ... (click for more)

In Opposition To Government Overreach Into The LGBTQIA+ Community - And Response

  • 2/3/2023

As the Tennessee state legislature begins its work in this new year, we, an ecumenical coalition of clergy, rabbis, and faith leaders from different religious traditions in East Tennessee, wish to declare that we stand proudly alongside all of those who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of our community, of our state, of our nation, and of the world, unconditionally and unequivocally. While we walk different spiritual paths, we are united in supporting each individual’s human dignity and worth. We believe every person in Tennessee, and beyond, should feel safe and nurtured as they live their lives. We are united in ... (click for more)

2023 Tennessee State Of The State Preview On Education

  • 2/3/2023

Governor Bill Lee gives his 5 th State of the State Speech on Monday. He will certainly mention education. It is unclear how much he will speak on this critical subject. His focus will likely be on transportation and infrastructure. School safety may be one focus area. School security will remain a persistent problem for policymakers. Tennessee ... (click for more)

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  • 2/3/2023

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2023 Tennessee State Of The State Preview On Education
  • 2/3/2023

Governor Bill Lee gives his 5 th State of the State Speech on Monday. He will certainly mention education. It is unclear how much he will speak on this critical subject. His focus will likely be on transportation and infrastructure. School safety may be one focus area. School security will remain a persistent problem for policymakers. Tennessee has done a relatively good job in this area. But vigilance is always needed. We look forward to seeing how Governor Lee plans to keep school ... more

Cleveland Wrestlers Win State Championship(s)
  • 2/5/2023

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — To the surprise of no one, the Tennessee AA duals wrestling championship came down to the usual suspects, five-time defending champion Cleveland and Bradley Central — winner of 21 state wrestling championships. The Bears last won a duals title in 2017, since then the Blue Raiders have frustrated the Bradley on the mat at the state championships five consecutive times — and tossed in four regular season duals wins this season alone, two by a single point. Saturday ... more

Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
Dan Fleser: When Vescovi Ended Game's Field Goal Drought, Vols Were Headed For Win Over Auburn
  • 2/4/2023

Bert Bertelkamp removed his glasses and rubbed his eyes. The image of the Tennessee men’s basketball radio analyst in that moment was worth a thousand words he might’ve used ... more

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