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4th Avenue shooting punctuates Chattanooga crime study decision

On the same afternoon that the Chattanooga City Council approved funding for a major crime-reduction initiative proposed by Mayor Andy Berke, a shooting on one of the city’s more troubled streets sent a victim to the hospital, where he is

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Extreme makeover: recall edition

On November 6, 2012, Chattanooga voters opted to amend their city charter by repealing one section and inserting new language having to do with recalling an elected official. Or, put another way, Chattanooga voters simply made official what a state

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How to address your local government

If you’ve ever been to a Chattanooga City Council meeting, you may have witnessed the end of a session, where citizens can freely address their elected representatives on the council. Sometimes there is a valuable exposition of ideas; all too

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