Leslie Kidwell Robertson of the Revitalize Port Angeles Facebook group took a red-eye from Seattle to Chattanooga, arriving on July 29 with signed sympathy banners for the people of Chattanooga. The two cities were rivals in Outside magazine's Best Town Ever contest, but buried the hatchet when a 24-year-old gunman opened fire at two Chattanooga military installations, killing five service members.
A Chattanooga Police officer followed Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez on April 20 as he weaved over the white dotted lines on Market Street. Then the officer flashed his blue lights when the 24-year-old turned onto the Highway 27 on-ramp.
An estimated 322 Tennessee prison guards have quit working for the state since the Department of Correction in 2014 began phasing in a new overtime policy, which some state lawmakers blame for causing unsafe conditions and increased violence.