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1 hr ago | The Jackson Sun

Our View: Haslam refusal to address the TennCare issue is shameful

The recently concluded Tennessee General Assembly offered Haslam and other state leaders an opportunity to put the issue on the table and act in the best interest of Tennessee's uninsured, financially stressed hospitals, endangered health care jobs and Tennessee residents and taxpayers, and they failed.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Fewer people get food stamps, but TN still ranks high

Americans' reliance on food stamps has declined for the first time since 2007, with a better economy reducing the number of people who turn to the government for help in buying food, according to newly released data.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Life, Nutrition, Food, Agriculture, Science

Lebanon Democrat

Alert: TDOT announces lane closures

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced there will be alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound and westbound from Central Pike to East of Highway 109 in order to pave and to shift traffic eastbound.

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Business Journal

Tennessee passes nation in broadband Internet use

Broadband adoption in Tennessee jumped from 43 percent of households in 2007 to 72 percent of households in 2013, according to data released today by Connected Tennessee.

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Chattanoogan.com

Residential Broadband Adoption in Tennessee Surpasses National Average

Connected Tennessee today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Tennessee surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 43% in 2007.

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CNews

Tenn. woman hid loaded revolver in vagina, police say

A Tennessee woman arrested for driving with a suspended license had a stolen, loaded gun hidden in her vagina, police say.

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Metropulse.com

Kooky Koch Cuts: Tennessee Doesn't Need More Tax Cuts

It's heartening to see how cooler heads in the state Legislature managed to thwart a concerted effort by right-wing interlopers to ram through a tax cut at the very time when Gov. Bill Haslam has felt compelled to drop his proposed pay raise for teachers because of a state revenue shortfall.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tax, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Clarksville, TN, Nashville, TN

Tomahawk Online

East Tennessee was against secession in Civil War

Spanish-born philosopher George Santayana once said, 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'

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Related Topix: Tennessee, History in the News, Johnson County, TN

Tue Apr 22, 2014

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

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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Related Topix: Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

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

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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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Tennessee, Prison, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

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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