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Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke signed an executive order Tuesday to create a task force to bring together community leaders, service providers and veterans to help "eradicate chronic veterans' homelessness" by the end of 2016.

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Chattanooga officials say they’ll look into the idea of bringing back the city’s Choo Choo but they’ll make no promises.

The crowd of more than 500 people stopped shaking hands and milling about as the lights dimmed in The Chattanoogan's ballroom. After the invocation and presentation of colors, audience members took their seats to learn about the state of their city.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission has taken exception to criticism that its initiative to seek animal shelter services through private means instead of contracting with the Cleveland Animal Shelter is forcing Cleveland taxpayers to actually fund two shelter operations.

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Assembly of a new vehicle at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is now more likely after the United Auto Workers backed off Monday on its appeal of the factory's union vote, an expert says.

NASHVILLE — The legislative session that just ended proved to be Gov. Bill Haslam's most challenging year yet as he faced a tough state budget and increasing pushback from his fellow Republican lawmakers — especially on education.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander wasted no time last month decrying a federal labor board's decision that opened the door for some college athletes to unionize.

In the winter of 1990, a group of law enforcement and medical experts descended on a Memphis asylum where hundreds of babies, children and adults — people who used to be called mentally retarded — were warehoused in barrack-style housing.

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U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., says there's no way the Chickamauga Lock will get funding this fiscal year, and its fate for the next few years depends on whether a House or Senate version of a bill to reform its funding prevails.

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

WASHINGTON — It was midnight when the plane carrying Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December on a Senate Foreign Relations Committee trip.

WASHINGTON — Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

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