Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal

February 3, 2011 - An independent report identifies 28 coal ash dump sites from Massachusetts to Nevada where hexavalent chromium has been detected in the groundwater at levels exceeding federal or state standards. Hexavalent chromium is one toxic waste product created by coal-fired power plants known to contain potentially dangerous levels of heavy metals, combustion byproducts and radioactive elements.

TN Senate 08 Update

By R. Neal
September 6, 2007 - The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that West TN businessman Mike McWherter, the son of wildly popular former TN Governor Ned Ray McWherter, is still the front runner among unannounced candidates to challenge Sen. Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate.

Joe Biden is apparently not from around here

By R. Neal
July 24, 2007 - During the highly publicized "CNN/YouTube Debate" last night, a couple of guys from Tennessee asked via YouTube video if any of the candidates' feelings were hurt because the media seems more interested in whether Al Gore will run than in them.

Fred Thompson watch update

By R. Neal
July 11, 2007 - With the McCain campaign circling the drain, there is speculation that Thompson's announcement, which earlier rumors said would happen on the 4th of July, may have been delayed t

White supremacist groups target Knoxville

By R. Neal
June 19, 2007 - In January of 2007, a Knoxville TN couple out on a date were carjacked, raped, and brutally murdered. The victims were both white. All five suspects arrested in connection with the crime are black. You can read about the horrific crime here.