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Congressman Roe, what are you doing when not inciting division and racism?

This morning, WCYB Reporter, John Engel, interviewed Tennessee’s First Congressional District Representative, Phil Roe, where Congressman Roe stated that “many” of the students taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in the Johnson City School System are here illegally. John Engel asked: “Congressman, if they’re hiring English learning language teachers, that doesn’t necessarily mean … Read more

What National Coming Out Day Means to Kate Craig

October 11 is a day I didn’t used to notice. I had no idea the significance of it or the significance it would one day hold for me. October 11 is National Coming Out Day. My story is much like others and yet also uniquely my own. I came out in 2007 at the age … Read more

A Democratic Majority in the U.S. Senate

Friday delivered a decided gut punch to many Democrats across the state when Governor Bredesen released a statement supporting U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. None of us knew how to react or how to respond when this happened. And no one is here to sugar coat this; this move was strategic and hurtful. It … Read more

Sign the Petition

Tell the Johnson City Commission that you do not support the proposed anti-homelessness ordinance! The Johnson City Commission has now passed ordinance 4659-18 on it’s second reading. This proposed ordinance would criminalize being homeless by allowing police officers to issue a fine to any homeless person found “camping,” “laying down bedding,” “setting down their belongings,” … Read more

Rachel Chanel Taylor

Rachel Chanel Taylor is a student at East Tennessee State University, currently pursuing a medical degree, but is debating changing her major to social work, or any other degree program where she believes she can help people in their day-to-day lives. For her, that is more important than any six figure paycheck. Rachel has survived … Read more

We are living in a state of emergency!

Last week, Governor Haslam gave his State of the State address and painted the current state of Tennessee has being competitive and a great place for all Tennesseans. Governor Haslam, what you said and what are facts are starkly different. While Tennessee offers a beautiful and diverse geography, with people from all over the world … Read more

Herb Greenlee

Many in Washington County, Tennessee know Herb Greenlee for his work with the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and now for his work at Carver Recreation Center. He worked to establish a memorial scholarship, the Melvin Stevens Scholarship, established in 1991 in memory of the previous director of Carver Rec. Herb has made … Read more

Adam Dickson

Adam Dickson is a local leader who challenges all of us to be our best selves while bettering the community in which we live. Adam serves as an Adjunct Instructor at East Tennessee State University where he is responsible for the development and instruction of the course, Black American Political Thought. Adam now serves as … Read more

“We” Will Prevail

Tonight, at 9 PM, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address to the American people. Many, like Representative John Lewis and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, won’t be in attendance; but instead leaving their absence as a protest against Trump and his unAmerican Administration and their policies. It is expected that he … Read more

Better education, health care on radar for local Democrats

Hours ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Monday, members of the Washington County Democratic Party gathered to discuss what they’d like to see moving forward for the state. Party leader Sydney Crowder said in her statement that she’d be looking for ways in which the governor will approach improvements to … Read more