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Bond program to release additional request for proposal for energy conservation projects

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Office of Energy Programs announced the release of the state's Qualified Energy Conservation Bond Program's second request for proposals, which will detail how local governments can submit proposals for low-interest bonds to finance qualified energy savings projects.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NewsOne

Re: Tenn. Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Obama

A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Tennessee

Lebanon Democrat

Alert: TDOT announces traffic stoppage on State Route 109

Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced bridge construction Saturday, July 26-Tuesday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on State Route 109 over the Cumberland River.

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WKRN

Murfreesboro daycare plans to fight license revocation

A long-time Murfreesboro daycare is fighting to get its license back after it was revoked Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

Tennesseans to share $10 million in refundsTennesseans to share $10...

Tennesseans to share $10 million in refunds The refunds will average $53 per family Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1mIZ9eU More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Business Journal

a Koch bothers direct ire, money against Tennessee judges

The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity , a network of conservative organizations founded and funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch , says it is launching "a major new effort" to unseat three Tennessee Supreme Court justices and the state's attorney general.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, US Governors, Phil Bredesen

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health says Parents need to discuss Sexually...

Sex. It's a difficult topic for many parents to discuss with their children, but those conversations may save a life or prevent pain and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Health

Washington Times

PHILLIPS: Lamar Alexandera s secret weapons

Liberal Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is in serious trouble. Polling shows his support is declining while challenger Joe Carr 's support is taking off like a Saturn 5 rocket.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee, Tea Party

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Meth cleanup contractor enters guilty plea

Meth cleanup contractor enters guilty plea Douglas Earl McCasland was charged with illegally creating certificates for homes Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/23/meth-cleanup-contractor-enters-guilty-plea/13081101/ A Tennessee contractor charged with illegally certifying that homes where ... (more)

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Chattanoogan.com

Seven Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined For Emerald Ash Borer

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Entomology, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture

The Hill

Ingraham: Retire Alexander like an 'old sweater'

Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham urged a ballroom full of Tennessee conservatives on Tuesday night to retire Sen. Lamar Alexander like an "old sweater" that's gone out of style.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Immigration Reform, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election

The Hill

Man accused of threatening to kill Obama, Romney, Ryan

A man in Tennessee has been accused of threatening to kill President Obama, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan and some state officials, according to The Associated Press .

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Examiner.com

Growing evidence: Public backs gun rights, more armed citizens

There is growing anecdotal evidence that the public is not as fearful of firearms as gun prohibitionists contend, as underscored by the national popularity of a "guns welcome" restaurant in Tennessee, an open carry eatery in Colorado , and yesterday's reports of spiking concealed carry licensing in South Carolina and Kansas .

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Colorado, Colorado Government, Guns, Kansas, Washington, Washington Government

WKRN

Tennessee diamond dealer sued over pricing

A Tennessee jewelry store is being sued after a customer accused them of selling diamonds for more than the jewels are worth.

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Free Republic

A Simple Solution to the Highway Trust Fund Deficit

So you won't be surprised that I've called for the abolition of the Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Senator Chris Murphy, Tennessee

Bloomberg

Tennessee Treasurer Pushes Pension Funding: 5 Questions

Chances are that no matter where a distressed public pension is based, it shares a pitfall with others: not getting its full required payment, says Tennessee Treasurer David Lillard Jr. The 60-year-old Republican pushed for a law signed by Governor Bill Haslam in May that requires cities, school districts and other governmental units with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Pension, Personal Finance, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Retirement

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Vote Campfield Tennessee Senate District 7

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WTVC

The Political Landscape of Common Core

"I have been fairly strong in my comments about how critical it is to not back up on Common core," said Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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WKRN

New tool lets Tennessee parents see daycare violation records

A new tool is helping parents keep track of their children's daycare. Starting this month, the State of Tennessee is putting daycare inspection reports online.

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Business Journal

Beretta moving all Maryland firearms manufacturing to new Tennessee facility

Beretta USA is moving all of its Prince George's County manufacturing operations to its new production facility in Tennessee, a move that will reportedly result in the loss of 160 jobs in Maryland.

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