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2 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Prison, Tennessee

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

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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Related Topix: Tennessee

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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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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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Related Topix: Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat

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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Related Topix: Tennessee, Kids, Family

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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Related Topix: Maryland, Tennessee

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Indianaa s bills for highway damage faces challenge

A trucking company wants the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation's authority to sue over damage done to state highways.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Health insurance may no longer be affordable for some Tenneseans

Health insurance may no longer be affordable for some Tenneseans Health insurance could no longer be affordable for Tennesseans who qualified for tax credits on the federal exchange.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WBIR-TV Knoxville

TN children make strides on Kids Count measure

School improvements and better health care propelled Tennessee up the charts in the newest national ranking of the well-being of children.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Family, Kids

WBIR-TV Knoxville

State puts day care violations online

State puts day care violations online Check and see if your child's day care is safe.

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Related Topix: Tennessee

WKRN

Tenn. man arrested for threatening President

A Tennessee man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly threatened President Barack Obama and other state employees in a voicemail to the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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