Politics
  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 03:27 PM
    Mayor Andy Berke said Chattanoogans should continue to stay home for everyone's safety - even though Easter is around the corner. He said, "This Sunday is Easter, which is one of the most important religious holidays of the year for many people in our region. Our recent executive orders related to the coronavirus strictly prohibit large gatherings of any kind, and this, unfortunately, includes worship services. This is another deeply sad decision that I have had to confront in the last several weeks: the very things that give us so much joy and life -- community and fellowship, particularly through ...
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 03:52 PM
    The Chattanooga City Council on Tuesday night approved what Mayor Andy Berke called "the largest list of paving projects for roads in the history of our city." The mayor said, "As we have held budget meetings all over town - and as I hear from Chattanoogans regularly - the need for infrastructure investment has always been a top priority for our residents. While we have traditionally under-invested in roads, my administration has more than tripled the city's yearly budget for paving. "The City Council unanimously approved the request last night. That means we will begin working on more than $8 ...
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:44 AM
    As many urban areas adopt “smart city” initiatives, Chattanooga is doing so with a slightly different approach—and now, the city is being recognized for its ethical practices. The Smart 50 Awards, created by US Ignite, Smart Cities Connect and Smart Cities Connect Foundation listed Chattanooga’s data analytics practices as a winner in the Digital Transformation category, which recognizes projects that deal with data, artificial intelligence, sensors, IoT (or Internet of Things), cybersecurity, privacy and blockchain (data security). “Chattanooga is pioneering smart solutions that can improve people’s lives, and we are proud that we’re doing that in a way that keeps ...