David Cook Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse /Times Free Press. A few weeks ago, the Urban Institute released an online database that measures inclusion in 274 of the largest U.S. cities, along with an accompanying report "Inclusion Recovery in U.S. Cities." "Everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from economic prosperity," the institute proclaims. "This is our definition of inclusion." An inclusive city contains wealth that is tasted not just by some, but all, especially "historically excluded populations," as the institute says. Using data from 1980-2013, the institute measured two types of inclusion. Economic inclusion. And racial inclusion. Both reflect the ability of residents — either residents of color or residents with lower incomes — to participate in and enjoy a city's economic growth. The institute measured economic inclusion through income segregation, housing affordability, dropout rate for high-schoolers, and the percentage of working … [Read more...] about Cook: How inclusive is Chattanooga?
More than 500 trees located in downtown Chattanooga are infested with a small insect and suffering from elevated pH levels that threaten the health and existence of the plants that line the hub of the city's downtown core. Taxpayers may have to foot a sizable bill this year to treat the problem or watch as the trees wither and die, providing an eyesore in one of the region's most-trafficked areas and potentially more expense if the trees have to be replaced, officials said. City Forester Gene Hyde holds the branch of an overcup oak tree on Riverfront Parkway Tuesday May 16, 2018. City workers planted the tree after an infestation began killing the city's willow oak trees. However, the infestation spread and is now impacting both trees. City Forester Gene Hyde holds the branch of... Photo by Mark Pace /Times Free Press. The infestation is suffocating willow oak trees on Broad Street, Market Street and Riverfront Parkway at Ross's Landing, depriving them of water … [Read more...] about Downtown Chattanooga trees infested with scale insects, suffering from high pH levels
Men's Health Month may be two weeks away, but a group of men visiting the city for this weekend's Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga are doing what they can to make prostate cancer a topic of conversation year-round. "The bottom line is guys don't talk about this stuff. They don't want to talk about it," Georgia resident Peter Crescenti said. The schedule Friday, May 1812-7 p.m.: Ironman Village at Ross’s LandingSaturday, May 199 a.m.: Ironkids Chattanooga Fun Run9a.m.-5 p.m.: Ironman Village2 p.m.: Athlete panelSunday, May 206:50 a.m.: Race start7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Ironman Village4 p.m.: Awards ceremony and 70.3 IM 70.3 World Championship slot allocation/rolldown ceremony Crescenti is competing in Sunday's race with a team of about 15 others. They call themselves ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. Most of the group's members are competing in memory or in honor of brothers, fathers and others who have suffered from the second most common form of deadly cancer among men. However, three men in … [Read more...] about Group of men who had prostate cancer racing in this weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
One man was injured in a shooting on the 1200 block of Grove Street just after noon on Thursday, according to Chattanooga police. Demarcus Martez Brown, 20, was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, a news release stated. Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. … [Read more...] about Afternoon shooting injures man on Grove Street in Chattanooga
Of 38 educators selected for the upcoming class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, five are from the Chattanooga region, the State Collaborative an Reforming Education announced Thursday. Four educators are from Hamilton County: Ranita Glenn, of Hardy Elementary School; Aleisha McCallie, of East Brainerd Elementary School; Jen Semanco, of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy; and David Sneed, of Soddy-Daisy High School. A fifth is from Marion County: Lynn Cooper, of South Pittsburg High School. The fellowship is a year-long program that helps teachers, counselors and librarians learn about education policy and equips them to advocate for their students and their profession. "The fellows' diverse perspectives and experiences are invaluable as they work both inside and outside the classroom and participate in state conversations on preparing all students for postsecondary and workforce success," SCORE Executive Chairman and CEO Jamie Woodson said in a statement. The 38 educators … [Read more...] about 5 Chattanooga area teachers selected as Tennessee educator fellows