Johnson City Press Friday, August 29, 2014
Opinion
Should wearing a helmet be optional for adults?

Should wearing a helmet be optional for adults?

March 31st, 2014 9:41 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee lawmakers have once again turned back a measure that would make helmets optional for experienced motorcycle riders over 25 who take safety courses and agree to carry added liability and medical insurance.

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Opinion
Obamas need to help young people get on the right path

Obamas need to help young people get on the right path

March 31st, 2014 9:30 am by JACK VAN ZANDT

Most of those who have read my letters have probably determined that I am on a slightly different page than the prevailing political thinking in Washington D.C..

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Columns Community Voices
Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

March 31st, 2014 9:19 am by Rebecca Horvath

I've written in this space before about the befuddling controversy over the Disney princesses.

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Cockfighting bill looks to be stalled yet again in committee

Cockfighting bill looks to be stalled yet again in committee

March 31st, 2014 9:15 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee lawmakers are once again debating legislation to return cockfighting to a felony offense and to strengthen penalties for attending a cockfight.

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Columns Out of My Head
Jan Hearne

Remembering Mrs. Walker, her almost pathological optimism

March 31st, 2014 8:58 am by Jan Hearne

The philodendron dripping down the side of my red bookcase is more than 50 years old now.

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Columns As I See It
Robert Houk

Tinfoil Hat Caucus at forefront of good legislation

March 31st, 2014 8:53 am by Robert Houk

There are many websites and videos downloaded on the Internet detailing how to make a tinfoil hat.

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News Local News
Local firefighters want to douse 'reckless burning'

Local firefighters want to douse 'reckless burning'

March 30th, 2014 9:38 pm by Max Hrenda

Firefighters who have worked in Washington County say that there have been a higher number of brush fires this year, and that the majority of those fires may have resulted from illegal burning.

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Johnson City Schools prepares to 'rejoice' in student talent

Johnson City Schools prepares to 'rejoice' in student talent

March 30th, 2014 9:32 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Rejoice in the Arts, Johnson City Schools' annual showcase of its elementary, intermediate and middle school students' talents, will be held Thursday night at The Mall at Johnson City.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Leigh Weaver 'captured' by allure of photography at early age

Meet Your Neighbor: Leigh Weaver 'captured' by allure of photography at early age

March 30th, 2014 9:18 pm by Becky Campbell

When Leigh Weaver was a little girl, she was one of those kids always on her daddy's heels, or maybe he was on hers as he always had a camera in his hand recording family memories.

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News Regional & National
U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

March 30th, 2014 9:10 pm by Matthew Lee, Associated Press

The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadloc

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