The Washington Post’s opioid database is driving crucial coverage of a national crisis

The opioid crisis is a nationwide problem that requires nationwide response from the media, according to Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s investigative editor. That’s why the Post published a database from the Drug Enforcement Administration that the paper said “tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States.” “We truly believe…

Zuckerberg’s charm offensive shows Facebook founder has learned from his previous trips to DC

There’s a side of official Washington that few Americans typically see, let alone experience. It exists, for the most part, beyond the reach of television cameras, away from congressional meeting rooms, often after normal business hours; a world of private cocktail receptions, salon dinners and one-on-one sessions with powerful people. This is the world Mark…

International Day of Peace: Preventing conflict through climate action

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world’s commitment to seeking peace. Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations and is usually marked with a particular theme. The theme is announced on the 100-day countdown to Peace Day by the UN Secretary-General. This year’s…

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Person shot at Billiard Club in Cleveland Friday night

Person shot at Billiard Club in Cleveland Friday night

CLEVELAND, Tenn (WDEF) – Cleveland Police confirm one person was seriously injured in a shooting at a billiard club in Cleveland Friday night. Sgt. Evie West says the person received life threatening injuries in the shooting. Officials say it happened at CBC on 185 Inman Street East. Police say they have a party of interest detained…

Locals join international climate strike

Locals join international climate strike

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Many people in Chattanooga joined an international climate strike. On Friday, several people, some from organizations, came together in front of the Tennessee Aquarium to rally. They’re calling for action to slow the rate of climate change. They hope to inspire people to do simple things like plant trees, recycle, conserve…

Fire ban in Sequatchie County

Fire ban in Sequatchie County

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture signed a declaration of a ban on open burning Friday. The ban applies to Sequatchie County. It’s in effect until further notice.     The post Fire ban in Sequatchie County appeared first on WDEF.

Parking Day turns parking spots into min playgrounds downtown

Parking Day turns parking spots into min playgrounds downtown

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Chattanooga Design Studio hosted this years Parking Day. Parking Day is an international day that takes metered parking spaces and turns them into mini public parks called parklets. This is the eleventh year that Chattanooga has participated. Several businesses and organizations created their own parklet. Krystin Hill of the Creative Discovery…

Nix The Noise In ‘Nooga

Nix The Noise In ‘Nooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – Nix The Noise in ‘Nooga is a petition making its way around Chattanooga. From late night motorcyclists, to early morning construction, some Chattanoogan’s are fed up. Frankie Hendricks has lived in her home for three years. It is located right across from Bayberry Apartments. Frankie says that she’s thankful that they…

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Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one By Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to…

How to Help Your Kids Plan for College While They’re in High School

How to Help Your Kids Plan for College While They’re in High School

If you’re a parent, here’s something we’re both passionate about: making sure your kids have a great future. I want to help you and your kids get ready for life after high school so they can continue to college (and beyond) with a plan and a purpose! And a huge part of that is paying for school without student loans.