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1 hr ago | Politico

Corker reaches across aisle

At Gene Sperling's goodbye party last month, Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers and Jack Lew toasted the president's economic adviser at the Old Executive Office Building before migrating to the W Hotel's rooftop lounge, where they were joined by a lonely Republican guest - Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Timothy Geithner, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

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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, 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, Bill Haslam, US Governors

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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Nashville Scene

Eat REAL Tennessee Announces the First REAL Certified Restaurants in Tennessee

Eat REAL Tennessee , an organization developed through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Healthful Food Council, has announced the state's first food-service establishments to achieve REAL Certification.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Life, Food, Dining, Pop/Rock

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, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

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, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Nashville Scene

Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

After years of struggling to pop the cork for selling wine in grocery stores, consumers have a second reason to celebrate this legislative session after the General Assembly added so-called "high gravity" beers to the mix.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Alabama Government, Alabama

Lebanon Democrat

15 bills to watch as state legislature tries to wrap up 2014 session

The Tennessee General Assembly is working to end its 2014 session Tuesday or Wednesday, plowing through scores of bills in the process.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee, Education, School Vouchers, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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: Tennessee, US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Journalism

WKRN

Open carry gun bill faces fiscal note criticism

A bill to allow gun owners to openly carry their weapons faces a controversial path if it were to passed in the Tennessee House like it was last week in the State Senate.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Chattanoogan.com

Water Company Surcharge Is Approved

The Tennessee Regulatory Authority has approved Tennessee-American Water Company's request for a surcharge that the company says collectively covers approximately $7.5 million in local water infrastructure improvements that the company has made or will make in 2014.

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Medford Mail Tribune

April 14, 1914

Sam W. Small will speak on prohibition at the Page theater April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Admission free.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Tennessee, Journalism

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Murfreesboro Post

Notices of Substitute Trustee's Sales for 4/14/14

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS , default having been made in the payment of the debts and obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed on February 7, 2003, by Leviticus L Gray to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee, for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and appearing of record in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Tennessee, Rutherford County, TN, Christiana, TN, Cedar Grove, TN

Memphis Commercial Appeal

'Corrected' cost to implement proposed gun carry bill in Tennessee puts measure in doubt

In an unusual maneuver, Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has apparently used state legislative procedures in a move to kill a bill that would allow Tennesseans to carry handguns openly without a permit.

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The Daily News Journal

Our View: Legislators keep state protected from Un

Election officials in Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine may regret that the United Nations will be able to focus its attention on them rather than the Volunteer State, and it's nice to know that Tennessee does not have any serious problems like a revenue deficit.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Star Press

Charles C. Haynes: Are 'religious viewpoint' laws needed in public schools?

Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader that she couldn't write about God as the person she admired most? Well, members of the state legislature didn't forget.

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The Jackson Sun

Hearts to all who helped Elks fight against breast cancer

From the readers: The Jackson Elks Lodge 192 would like to send hearts and thanks to the Foundation Fund of West Tennessee Healthcare.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Tennessee, Madison County, TN

WTVF Nashville

Capitol View Commentary: Friday, April 11, 2014

THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG; A SURPRISE DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN; INSIDE POLITICS; THE VOTE THAT JUST KEEPS ON GROWING; ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF AS THE AMP TURNS; I'M NOT MARSHA; TWICE REMEMBERED; MONEY; THE NEXT BATTLEFRONT OF THE EDUCATION WARS; SEBELIUS When Governor Bill Haslam announced that state revenue collections were so bad he'd had have to go back ... (more)

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