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April 2015

Finally! Casey barge has been moved…. to the other side of the river.

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Chattanoogans rejoice! The Casey barge has been moved, to the other side of the river! The move comes after months and months of failed attempts to have the dilapidated barge moved.  “I’m grateful we were finally able to get that eyesore out of here,” exclaimed Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “I…

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

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Just Busted magazine (Used under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: http://flic.kr/p/8pomkN)

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

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Senator Bob Corker on the $20 bill

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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State legislators propose 9-month waiting period for abortions

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After the Tennessee Senate approved a bill that would require a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, some legislators proposed extending the length of the waiting period to nine months. “We just want to make sure women have really, really thought this through before having an abortion,” said State…

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

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Billy Ray Cyrus

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

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TN State Senator Todd Gardenhire

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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