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Past articles by Judy:

Lamar Alexander votes with Democrats on shutdown bill

The Washington Post reported that Tennessee's senior U.S. senator, Lamar Alexander, broke ranks with Republicans and voted for the Democratic bill. → Read More

With CARTA looking to change its bus system, here's how the Chattanooga City Council can help

The way Chattanooga grows affects how its citizens get around. → Read More

Cleanup of abandoned Lupton Mill could begin in April

More than two years after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and City Councilman Jerry Mitchell stood on the site of the partially demolished R.L. Stowe mill in Lupton City and promised to clean it up by the summer of 2017, the city is finally preparing to award a contract for the cleanup work to begin this spring. → Read More

Chattanooga City Council blasts police department, raises concerns over police brutality

Responding to last week's video of a Chattanooga officer punching and cursing a compliant man during a traffic stop, city council members on Tuesday demanded explanations and action. → Read More

Tennessee American confirms interest in WWTA purchase

Voting down a sewage treatment plant in Ooltewah last month might have been popular, but it didn't do anything to solve a problem that could cost Hamilton County millions in penalties and lost growth opportunities, a county commissioner said Wednesday. → Read More

James McKissic leaving city government to join Urban League of Greater Chattanooga

The city of Chattanooga is losing its multicultural affairs director to the Urban League. → Read More

Grocery stores uncork wine Sunday sales on Jan. 6

The last, faint tint of color in Tennessee's blue laws will be pretty much washed away on New Year's Day when a law takes effect allowing Sunday wine sales in grocery stores. → Read More

Authorities recover body of woman who was swept away in flooded Marion County creek

The body of a woman who was swept away in a flooded Marion County creek has been located, Sheriff Bo Burnett says. → Read More

Hamilton County Commission votes not to put sewage plant on Mahan Gap Road

A packed house of people opposed a new sewage treatment plant on Mahan Gap Road cheered and clapped as Hamilton County commissioners turned thumbs down on the project. → Read More

Mahan Gap residents rally ahead of Hamilton County Commission's sewer plant meeting

Neighbors around the site of a proposed sewage treatment plant met Monday to rehearse before their only formal opportunity to sway Hamilton County commissioners against the idea on Wednesday. → Read More

Discretionary fund vote fails in Hamilton County Commission

Hamilton County commissioners failed in an attempt to bring back their $100,000 discretionary accounts, but a tie vote means the idea may not be dead. → Read More

Republicans hold power in state races

The Republican red wall held firm in Hamilton County's state House and Senate districts. → Read More

Public supports building limits on steep slopes, flood plains

To judge from the dozen or so local residents who stepped up to the mic at Tuesday's Chattanooga City Council meeting, local folks are strongly for the idea of regulating development on steep slopes and flood plans. → Read More

Blackburn revs up Republicans in East Ridge rally

Local Republicans roared approval Saturday as U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn asked them to elect her so she could support President Donald Trump's agenda of border security, tax cuts and getting conservative judges on the bench. → Read More

Raucous crowd rejects proposed sewer plant [photos]

If tar and feathers had been available, an angry and raucous crowd may have used them on the folks who tried to sell them on the idea of a sewage plant in their neighborhood Thursday night. → Read More

Mixed-up agenda leads to Hamilton County Commission confusion

Hamilton County commissioners got seriously out of order Wednesday, in a mixed-up session that found them voting in what technically was last week's meeting on next week's agenda. → Read More

Two-way race in District 30: Independent candidate drops out, endorses Democrat

The independent candidate running in Tennessee's House District 30 race is tabling his bid and throwing his support behind Democrat Joda Thongnopnua. → Read More

Chattanooga postal workers join national rally against privatization [photos]

Members of postal unions in Chattanooga and their supporters did their part Monday in a nationwide event to rally support against turning mail delivery into a for-profit business. → Read More

Hamilton County Commission flushes land purchase plan for Ooltewah area sewer plant

Plans for a new sewage treatment plant in the Ooltewah area got a setback Wednesday. → Read More

Coonrod apologizes for calling inner-city residents 'complacent and lazy'

Chattanooga City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod on Tuesday apologized for her part in a shouting match with constituents at last week's council meeting in which she called inner-city residents "complacent and lazy." → Read More