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6 hrs ago | Lebanon Democrat

Gov. Haslam: Tennessee Promise begins for high school seniors

It's back-to-school time in Tennessee, and this fall our high school seniors have an opportunity to change the future - for themselves, their families and for our state.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Opinion

10 hrs ago | CBS News

WWII soldier missing since 1945 finally comes home

Friends and family of a Tennessee soldier who was missing for nearly 70 years were finally able to say goodbye Friday, CBS Chattanooga affiliate WDEF-TV reports .

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13 hrs ago | The Horse

TWH Celebration VAC Committee Membership Questioned

Members of a veterinary medical committee charged with testing horses for Horse Protection Act compliance at a the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration say rumors that one member never agreed to be on the committee are false.

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17 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Tenn. tea party supporters take heart from vote

For U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the elder statesman of Tennessee politics, a primary challenge by a little-known tea party opponent was supposed to be little more than a glorified victory lap around the state.

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

21 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

New nursing wing opens at UT Martin Parsons CenterNew nursing wing...

New nursing wing opens at UT Martin Parsons Center Student Jessica Brownyard has a lot to say about the UT Martin Parsons Center.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Vet denies participating in walking horse panel

A published report says a veterinarian touted as being part of a council to guard against horse soring says he never agreed to serve and hasn't had any dealings with the group.

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Daily Kos

Next red state up for Medicaid expansion: Tennessee

Neighboring the nation's two biggest Obamacare success stories has apparently made Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in Tennessee reconsider his refusal of Medicaid expansion under the law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Tennessee, US News, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Business Journal

Trimming the fat in your health care costs

As recent as two months ago, I wrote about the rising cost of health care and what choices we have to control it.

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World Magazine

Tennessee promises students free community college

Free college might sound too good to be true amidst national concern over the rising cost of higher education, but that's what Tennessee is promising its high school seniors.

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WKRN

Metro Health Department warns of privacy issue

Metro Nashville's Health Department discovered that around 1,700 people's personal information may have been lost in July.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Prescription Drug Abuse situation in Tennessee

Abuse of prescription opioids, ie: pain medications, is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans receiving publicly funded assistance for treatment services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Deadline for Tenn. AG applications is noon Friday

The deadline to apply with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general is noon Friday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

BlueCross Foundation Commits $1 Million To Neonatal Abstinence Fight

In response to a surge of babies being born dependent on drugs and suffering the painful symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant for construction of a new NAS treatment unit at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Medicaid, Health

Windsor Beacon

GOP senators in Tenn. target 'revisionist' AP history

Advanced Placement U.S. History could become a new education battleground in Tennessee after a pair of Republican state senators alleged the course leaves out key founding fathers, principles of the Declaration of Independence and iconic American figures.

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WKRN

2 fired after teen suicides at state facility

Two officers have been fired and a manager has resigned after an independent review of two suicides at a youth detention center in East Tennessee.

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Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Treasury Department To Host Series Of Webinars On Saving For College

Beginning Sept. 10, the department will host a series of free web-based seminars - or webinars - on topics related to college savings.

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CBS Local

Hours-Old Newborn Left Outside Fire Station

When they opened the door, no one was there. So they got a flashlight to look around; a baby's toes were poking out from under a blanket in a basket There was no note left with the baby girl on their doorsteps, no sign of who might have left her.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

TDOT to halt road construction Labor Day weekend

TDOT to halt road construction Labor Day weekend The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closures on interstates and highways over the long weekend.

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JD Supra

Tennessee Adopts Expansive Trade Secret Preemption Standard

In a case of first impression decided August 19, 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals has decided the standard for determining the scope of preemption under the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act .

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Philly.com

George Barrett | Civil rights lawyer, 86

George Barrett, 86, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, died Tuesday at a hospital where he was being treated for inflammation of the pancreas.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee

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