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1 hr ago | WKRN

tennessee breastfeeding

That ranking comes despite a push to educate new moms at hospitals in middle Tennessee.

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5 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Tourism Round Up: The Soundtrack Of Summer

Tennessee's upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar .

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Related Topix: Grease Sing-Along, Chattanooga, TN, Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home

9 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next year

A struggling online cyber school that serves students throughout Tennessee faces closure at the end of the upcoming school year unless it shows significant gains - the latest blow in an intense back and forth between Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Union County school officials.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Union County, TN, Kids, Family

10 hrs ago | Washington Times

Correction: Overdose Deaths-Antidote story

Drug overdoses are again a leading cause of death in Tennessee, ahead of motor vehicle accidents and homicides.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

14 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

East Tennessee health premiums among nation's lowest

East Tennessee health premiums among nation's lowest Chattanooga is one of the 10 least expensive insurance markets in the country.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Knoxville, TN, Nashville, TN

19 hrs ago | Business Journal

What's at stake for business in the battle over Tennessee's Supreme Court?

The election has grown into a heated debate and the first serious challenge to sitting justices in almost 20 years, as Tennessee Lt.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, US Governors, Phil Bredesen

22 hrs ago | Business Journal

Tennesseans have complaints about Bank of America

Bank of America has had more complaints filed against it by Tennesseans than any other bank, and it's not even close.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Former LexCath golfer Mahle wins amateur tourney in Tennessee

Former Lexington Catholic High School golfer Matthew Mahle shot a 1-under par 71 on Wednesday to overtake leader Nick Blakely in his hometown and win the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational Tournament.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, College of Charleston

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 1st through August 3rd, 2014

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Computers

WFIE-TV Evansville

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee.

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Sys-Con Media

New State Bill Pushes Legal Funding Companies Out of Tennessee

This bill, which was pushed through by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the insurance company lobby, makes operating in the state too risky and expensive for legal funding companies.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health says Drug Overdose Deaths continue to rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health's Vital Statistics office today released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative Says It Saves 533 Lives, $75 Million in Three Years

A unique collaborative of Tennessee surgeons, hospitals, and insurers, established in 2008 to share data, compare results, and improve outcomes, said it came up with impressive results to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference in New York City this week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Collegedale, TN, East Brainerd, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Oneida man killed in fiery weekend crash

Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.

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Related Topix: Oneida, TN, Knoxville, TN

TheBlaze.com

Furious Tennessee Governor Demands 'Immediate Answers' to ...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fuming after the Obama administration reportedly released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in his state without ever informing him of the decision.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Nashville, TN, US Politics

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee

County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, TN, Davidson County, TN, Rutherford, TN, Lincoln County, TN, Williamson County, TN

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health reminds parents now is the time to get back-to-school immunizations

Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Chickenpox, Health, HPV, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Washington Post

For Tennessee GOP, it's the tea party vs. the legacy of Howard Baker

On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr. , the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Frist, Tennessee Government, Immigration Reform

WKRN

Former Clarksville officer pleads guilty, sexually assaulted mentally disabled woman

According to the Leaf Chronicle , a jury trial for Charles "Chuck" Denton was supposed to begin Monday, but instead he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Russia Taday

Gun manufacturer Beretta moves to Tennessee, blames Maryland's gun laws

Italian weapons manufacturer Beretta is high-tailing it out of its home state of Maryland for the greener, more gun-friendly pastures of Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Maryland Government, Maryland, Guns

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