Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives

A coalition of Black advocacy groups and labor activists are organizing a nationwide strike to pressure corporations, such as McDonald’s, Amazon, Uber and Lyft, to raise wages and allow their workers to form unions. Thousands of workers are expected to walk off the job in more than 25 cities on July 20 in a mass…

DeSantis downplayed coronavirus help from New York after Florida health department praised it

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly downplayed New York’s role in providing his state with shipments of an antiviral drug to help combat the coronavirus pandemic after a staffer in The Sunshine State’s health department had privately praised the assistance, CNN has learned. Speaking to reporters last Thursday, DeSantis pointedly denied that New York was helping…

Pope Francis ‘very saddened’ as Turkey converts Hagia Sophia from museum into mosque

Pope Francis stood in silence for several minutes at his weekly Angelus prayer Sunday, after he talked about Turkey’s decision to convert the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. “The sea takes my thought a bit far, to Istanbul,” the pontiff said during the prayer, which commemorates people who work at sea. “I think of…

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HCSO plans on enforcing mask requirement starting Friday

HCSO plans on enforcing mask requirement starting Friday

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – By the end of the week Hamilton County deputies will be enforcing a facial covering requirement. The county mayor announced a mask mandate on Monday. “This is certainly not something he’d wish he’d have no more than I would as sheriff, but I think we have to look at the…

Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks tests positive for Covid-19

Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks tests positive for Covid-19

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Brooks is currently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and double pneumonia in Tennova-Cleveland’s medical intensive care unit. The mayor told the Cleveland Daily Banner everyone should wear masks in public. He’s been in the hospital since last week. The post…

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – July 7th, 2020

Weather Update: Tuesday Night’s Forecast – July 7th, 2020

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): Starting To Lock Into A Typical Summer Weather   Pattern, And The “Dog Days” Of Summer Are Back! Tonight: Any showers will diminish by midnight, otherwise warm and humid.  Some patchy fog late with lows 70-72. Tomorrow: Hot and humid again for Wednesday, and again you can expect highs around 91, a bit…

Masks in School

Masks in School

Hamilton County school leaders are encouraging students of all ages to wear mask this school year. The post Masks in School appeared first on WDEF.

New Covid-19 death in Hamilton County

New Covid-19 death in Hamilton County

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Health Department reports another death from Covid-19 on Tuesday. That makes a total of 36 fatalities of Hamilton County residents. And we have seen six deaths in the last week. The number of ICU cases in local hospitals also hit 20 on Tuesday, which is the second highest during…

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Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dear Dave, My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered…