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8 hrs ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tennessee Democrats say failure of Medicaid expansion overshadowed legislative accomplishments

Tennessee legislative Democrats said Tuesday that their biggest disappointment in the 2014 legislative session was the failure to expand Medicaid to cover more of the state's uninsured working poor.

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11 hrs ago | Media Matters for America

Covering Dark Money's Tennessee Takeover

With Republicans in control of the state legislature and governor's office, Tennessee has become an easy target for out-of-state dark money groups looking to push corporate interests through state legislatures.

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17 hrs ago | The Leaf-Chronicle

Guest Editorial: Students win big in Legislature

The Legislature's finest moment came when lawmakers passed a bill that will allow any high school graduate to attend a community college or trade school free of charge.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee, Lottery, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Middlesboro Daily News

Tenn. fire marshal urges caution with oxygen

The presence of portable, medical oxygen in Tennessee homes has grown over the past decade, and so has the need for education about the fire hazards associated with its use.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Salon

"You can't always trust people to do the right...

Tennessee is poised to pass a law that would send new mothers to jail, and it's driving a wedge between Republicans The Tennessee state Legislature recently passed the first bill in the nation that would charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her fetus or newborn is considered harmed as a result.

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Jalopnik

UAW Gives Up On Unionizing Volkswagen Plant For Now

The United Auto Workers put an end to their current attempt at unionizing Volkswagen's Tennessee plant today by announcing they were dropping their appeal of the February vote, in which workers decided against letting the UAW in, 712-626.

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Professional Surveyor

Duncan-Parnell expands into Tennessee

Duncan-Parnell is excited to announce expansion into Tennessee. Effective May 1, 2014, Tennesseans can purchase geospatial products and services directly through Duncan-Parnell.

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WCYB

Delays possible as I-26 construction continues

Heads up if you will be driving Interstate 26 through Johnson City this week -- delays are possible on several afternoons.

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The Jackson Sun

Littered streams will be cleaned

Three littered creeks in Madison County will receive a cleanup Tuesday in honor of Earth Day.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tenn. man receives military medals after 70 year wait

A veteran from Tennessee is getting recognition for his military service 70 years ago.

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ABC News

Tenn. Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Tennessee, US News, ATF, OSHA

The Daily News Journal

SPOTLIGHT: Local governments have limited revenue options

Limits on local taxing autonomy severely restrict funding opportunities for Tennessee's local governments and may affect services available to citizens.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Greenville Sun

US Nitrogen's Water Permits Draw Fiery Debate At Thursday Hearing

Sun Photo By O.J. Early Britton Dotson, deputy director of the Division of Water Resources for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, speaks to the crowd assembled at West Greene High School on Thursday night to offer comments on US Nitrogen's revised water permit applications.

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Washington Examiner

Bob Corker, other Tennessee Republicans refuse subpoenas from Big Labor

Sen. Bob Corker , R-Tenn., said Thursday he will not comply with a subpoena issued by the United Auto Workers to appear at a regional National Labor Relations Board hearing April 21. Fellow Tennessee Republicans, Gov. Bill Haslam and state Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, said Wednesday they will likely refuse UAW ... (more)

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WKRN

Clarksville woman celebrates 110th birthday

A Clarksville woman celebrated her 110th birthday Thursday. Jennie Beatrice Burton Ramey, known to family and friends as "Mama Jennie," will officially turn 110 years old this Saturday.

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CNN

Groups urge Tennessee governor to veto prenatal drug use bill

A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Criminal Defense Law, Law

WKRN

TDOT halts road construction for Easter weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is halting all interstate construction this Easter weekend.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Daily Kos

Great News! Tennessee Agrees To Give High School Grads Two Years Of Free College Tution

Yes, yes! In a rare and grand bi-partisan move, Tennessee legislature approved an educational measure called the Tennessee Promise .

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The Leaf-Chronicle

108th General Assembly adjourns for year

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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WTVF Nashville

108th General Assembly Adjourns For The Year

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that doesn't give pay increases to state employees and teachers.

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