July 2012 – Andy Berke
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Andy Berke seeks state review of online education vendor K12 Inc.

NASHVILLE — State Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, is asking state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to conduct an independent review of the operations and effectiveness of a for-profit virtual school operating under contract with the Union County school system. In a letter to Huffman, sent Wednesday, Berke cites a study released this month by the National…

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255 pain clinics and counting across Tennessee

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Adam Loveless recognizes the customers addicted to prescription drugs. Their voices full of gravel, their demeanor edgy and nervous. They come into Toliver’s Pawn and Gun frequently, carrying family items — a TV, jewelry, games. They need money. “They’ll say it’s for diapers or groceries, but you know what they really do…

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Andy Berke flexes fundraising muscle for mayoral run

State Sen. Andy Berke is already posting behemoth numbers for a mayoral election that is still eight months away. The Chattanooga Democrat has raised $271,050 since he declared in May that he would run for mayor of Chattanooga. He now has $383,000 in cash on hand, putting him in a fundraising position not seen since…

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