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Museum brings the art of healing to veterans

Bill Fritschler said a part of the Frist exhibit that shows troops throwing candy to children reminded him of giving away chewing gum when he was in the Vietnam War.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight said it was not immediately clear which plant was involved.

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Related Topix: Explosion

Chattanoogan.com

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Jonesborough, TN, Johnson City, TN, Harrison, TN

The Daily News

Memphis Making Progress on Rape Kit Testing

City officials say they have tested more than 4,000 sexual assault kits and generated 14 indictments from evidence found in them, as they try to reduce a backlog of more than 12,000 rape kits that sat untested since the 1980s.

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WCYB

Early voting underway in Tennessee

Early voting for the May primary kicked off today in Tennessee. There was a lot of activity at the Election Commission in Blountville Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Blountville, TN, Sullivan County, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Eyes on Tennessee as it begins free communitya

Education experts will have their eyes on Tennessee as it works to provide free community college to all high school grads.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tennessee Government, Lottery, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University

Sunherald.com

Tennessee makes more sense for USM's Tyndall than other openings

Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall being linked to the Tennessee job opening should come as no surprise to USM fans, and I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't listen if the Volunteers came calling.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Knoxville, TN

WKRN

Mural of Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason retouched

A Nashville artist has finished retouching a mural of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason after the school's NAACP chapter complained about the original one.

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Related Topix: African-American

The Memphis Flyer

House Resolution Seeks To Defend Tennessee Marriage Amendment

Tennessee Representative Joe Carr is pushing a resolution that criticizes the federal courts for granting a preliminary injunction to recognize the same-sex marriages of three Tennessee couples who were wed in states with marriage equality.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gov. Haslam's 'Tennessee Promise' for tuition-free community college wins final legislative approval

The House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to Gov. Bill Haslam's "Tennessee Promise" plan for free community college and colleges of applied technology starting with the high school class of 2015.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Cold Snap Threatens Tennessee Strawberry Crops

The timing is especially bad for strawberries, which would normally be harvested in the next few weeks.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather

Examiner.com

Unanswered questions in Tennessee's ancient past

Until the 1790s the Tennessee River had a Maya Indian name. The Nashville area was the home of an advanced indigenous culture that disappeared before the arrival of European settlers.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Tennessee Government, Jackson, TN

AmmoLand

Tennessee Switchblade Ban & Length Limit Repeal Bill Signed into Law by Governor Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB1771, Knife Rights' bill repealing the state's antiquated ban on switchblade knives and possession of knives over four inches in length " with intent to go armed ."

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

ThinkProgress

Tennessee Is About To Turn Pregnant Women Into Suspected Criminals

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their pregnancy.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

The Jackson Sun

Feds file more charges in armory shooting that injured West Tennessee soldiers

Federal prosecutors have added new charges against a Tennessee National Guard recruiter accused of trying to kill four superiors in a shooting at an armory northeast of Memphis.

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Related Topix: Prison, US National Guard, US Military, US Navy

TheDailyBeast.com

Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy

The state legislature has passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-taking mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their addiction.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Business Journal

University of Memphis proposes 43 percent tuition break for out-of-state students

In a proposal submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents late last week, the University of Memphis requested fee reductions of 43 percent for full-time undergraduate students from within a 250-mile radius of Memphis and 13.7 percent reduction for students outside of a 250-mile radius of Memphis.

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Related Topix: University of Memphis

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Open gun carry bill defeated in Tenn. House panel

A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits was overwhelmingly defeated a House subcommittee on Monday night.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic

Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee's unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU's renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17. MTSU alumnus Hunt, author of "Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee Government, Journalism

The Jackson Sun

Reports differ on Blackburn running for president

A report over the weekend that Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn might launch a 2016 Republican presidential bid spurred a non-denial denial from her campaign staff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, 2012 Presidential Election, US Senate, John McCain

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