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Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

March 30th, 2015 9:21 pm by Rick Wagner, NET NEWS SERVICE

Wellmont Health System is set to announce a merger with Mountain States Health Alliance on Thursday, according to broadcast reports citing no source within either system.

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Tennessee school voucher bill passes Senate

Tennessee school voucher bill passes Senate

March 30th, 2015 9:16 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has passed the Senate.

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House OKs bill to allow permit holders to be armed in parks

House OKs bill to allow permit holders to be armed in parks

March 30th, 2015 9:14 pm by Associated Press

The House has passed a bill to strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

March 30th, 2015 9:12 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a revived version of his Insure Tennessee proposal.

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Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

March 30th, 2015 9:08 pm by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the cou

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Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

March 30th, 2015 9:05 pm by DAVID ESPO, Associated Press and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antido

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Forbes announced as Bucs' new head coach

Forbes announced as Bucs' new head coach

March 30th, 2015 5:59 pm by Staff Report

It's official - Steve Forbes will lead the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers' men's basketball program, replacing recently ousted Murry Bartow.

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New Hampshire woman shot, killed 2 young daughters, then herself

New Hampshire woman shot, killed 2 young daughters, then herself

March 30th, 2015 4:36 pm by Associated Press

The attorney general's office on Monday identified them as Nina Obukhov, her 8-year-old daughter Katherine and her 6-year-old daughter Elizabeth.

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Gray woman arrested on pot growing charge after reporting armed robbery; 2 men charged with robbery

Gray woman arrested on pot growing charge after reporting armed robbery; 2 men charged with robbery

March 30th, 2015 4:25 pm by Becky Campbell

Deputies discovered a marijuana growing operation in Gray when a woman reported that she had been robbed by two men at gunpoint earlier this month, Sheriff Ed Graybeal announced today in a news release.

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Will Indiana allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, other minorities?

Will Indiana allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians, other minorities?

March 30th, 2015 4:24 pm by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

Republicans say they will "clarify' the religious freedom law. Democrats want a full repeal.

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