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Driver In Deadly Chattanooga Bus Crash Accused Of Speeding Before Veering Off Road

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.22.2016 | Crime

The driver charged with homicide in a Tennessee elementary school bus crash that killed five children and critically injured six others appeared to be...

Ironman Chattanooga and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

I'm surrounded by super-fit bodies in athletic gear as I drive over the Walnut Street Bridge for a local program on a global topic -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For a third year, the Ironman endurance event transforms the Scenic City of Chattanooga, the smallest of the major cities in Tennessee.

Expats and Their Families - Chattanooga Style

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The attendees at the International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce were a diverse mix of nationalities, professions, expats, and industries. The annual meeting of the IBC, the Chamber's newest council, attracted students, family members, colleagues, and executives.

Interfaith Response To Massacres

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Interfaith services following tragedies like the one in Chattanooga are increasingly common place in the American landscape. These memorial services were held after the shootings in Charleston's church and Orlando's gay nightclub.

A DIVERSIFY Moment In Chattanooga

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

For the third year, the Chattanooga area Chamber of Commerce hosted its Diversify marketplace, showcasing the area's growing number of diverse vendors...

Portrait of an Innovator, Engineer, and Educator: Dr. Ed McMahon

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.13.2016 | Education
Deborah J. Levine

Back in 1969, when the University of Chattanooga merged with the University of Tennessee system and became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ...

Orlando Shows That ISIS is Today’s Cold War Moscow

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

The National Review’s headlines might lead one to believe that we are at war. In the common struggle against the single enemy of ISIS they say, we h...

International Business Trends: A Chattanooga Story

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of many small and medium size Southern cities to see an influx of international companies in the past decade. Their impa...

Women GroundBreakers: Immigrant Stories

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 03.23.2017 | Women
Deborah J. Levine

Chattanooga's 2016 GroundBreakers Storytelling Series began with a session on immigrants. Introduced by entrepreneur Denise Reed, three women who immi...

President Obama's Speech: How Can We Fight Terrorism If We're Confused About Its Causes?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.

Self-awareness in Leadership: Lean In Wisdom

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 11.09.2016 | Women
Deborah J. Levine

Chattanooga's Lean In Chapter began its exploration of global leadership where leadership begins: self-awareness. Why is self-awareness the integral ingredient to real leadership? These Women Groundbreakers answered that question with the energy and passion of people who have "been there -- done that."

Making the Chattanooga-German Connection

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Will Chattanooga impact Volkswagen's future path? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we continue to Go Global.

Globalization in a Small Southern City

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The transformation of the South by international industry has picked up speed. In 1974, there were only 19 foreign-owned manufacturers in Tennessee.

The Power of One

Liza Long | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
Liza Long

Like many Americans, I held my breath on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. as I waited for the verdict to be read in the James Holmes case.

Southern Women Lean In

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Deborah J. Levine

The ground breaking women addressed the underlying education issues in Chattanooga before turning to the social environment that affects the creation of successful women.

These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new program to improve life in...

We're Just Haggling Over Price

Eric Conrad | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Eric Conrad

I am a Southern, white, gun-owning male who worries that one day my family will have to pay the price for America's unwillingness to stand up to the gun lobby. Let me be very clear: I am not opposed to personal gun ownership. What I am opposed to is the gun lobby's stranglehold on our elected leaders.

Muslims, Mass Shootings and the Media

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.31.2016 | Media
Kelly James Clark

My analysis of the media coverage related to each mass shooting revealed a pattern. For every non-Muslim shooting suspect, the media never mentioned their religion. Moreover, in nearly every case, it was claimed that the mass shooters were suffering from some sort of mental instability.

Race, Legacies, and the Confederate Flag

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Deborah J. Levine

According to Morris Dees, Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), hatred runs deeper than many are recognizing.

Florida Gun Store Sets Up A 'Muslim-Free Zone' After Chattanooga Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

The owner of a gun store in Florida is responding to last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which killed five service members, by declaring h...

Franklin Graham Should Worry About Radicalizing Right-Wing Christians, Not Muslims

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

In his July 17 Facebook post, Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, spewed unhinged hatred and bigotry against American Muslims. Writing his response to the Chattanooga shooting. Such language would, and does, radicalize ignorant youth. It fosters terrorism.

Chattanooga Mourns, Prays and Hopes

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Whether it was terrorism or not, the traffic was fierce on Martin Luther King Boulevard as people flocked to the interfaith service at Chattanooga's Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Olivet, had grown from humble beginning in the 1920s to one of the city's largest African-American churches.

War Without End

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Pierce

We cannot create a desert and call it peace, and we cannot fight for eternity. We must dedicate ourselves to making an end, one that meets our standards of justice.

Chattanooga Shooting Highlights FBI Concerns

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The deadly shootings at military sites in Tennessee illustrate the threat that FBI officials have warned about: violence directed a...

Imam Explains Why Muslims Shouldn't Be Blamed For Chattanooga Shooting

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

The Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting spree on Thursday that killed four U.S. Marines, allegedly at the hands of a Kuwaiti-born Jordanian, came during ...