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April 2015

Just Busted wins Pulitzer for fearless reporting of bong-related arrests

in Business

The local mugshot newspaper Just Busted was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism today, for what was described by the Pulitzer committee as “fearless journalism about bong and dimebag-related arrests.” “Few other publications are brave enough to put photos of these weed-smoking teenagers alongside mugshots of wife-beaters, rapists…

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Sen. Corker commemorated on $20 bill

in Politics

Senator Bob Corker, a former mayor of Chattanooga who was recently named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” was commemorated by having his face put on the $20 bill. The U.S. Department of the Treasury was able to roll out the transition overnight, even retroactively…

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TN House votes Billy Ray Cyrus bio “Hillbilly Heart” as official state book

in Culture/Politics

The biography of country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, “Hillbilly Heart,” was voted by the Tennessee House of Representatives to be the official book of Tennessee. The GOP-led effort, spearheaded by Representative Jerry Sexton, originally sought to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee but ran into resistance from…

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Loose hobbit spotted downtown

in Culture

The Chattanooga Police Department has urged residents to remain calm after numerous people have reported sightings of a loose hobbit in the downtown area over the last few days. “Hobbits generally appear to be friendly creatures, around four feet tall with giant, hairy feet, but don’t be deceived,” said Galen…

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State Sen. Gardenhire unveils new “Insure the Assholes” plan

in Health/Politics

After Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” plan to provide coverage for approximately 280,000 uninsured Tennesseeans was voted down for a second time on Tuesday, State Senator Todd Gardenhire announced that he had drafted a bill called “Insure the Assholes” and is seeking bipartisan support. Gardenhire received criticism from progressives for…

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