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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 23rd, 2015 12:26 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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News Regional & National
Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

February 23rd, 2015 12:15 pm by Erica Werner, Associated Press

A partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department loomed at week's end, but no solution was in sight as senators returned to the Capitol from a week-long recess Monday to confront an impasse over the issue.

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Opinion
Legislator benefits: Tennesseans are entitled to know the facts

Legislator benefits: Tennesseans are entitled to know the facts

February 23rd, 2015 12:12 pm by Johnson City Press

Records show 116 members out of 132 who serve in the state General Assembly are now covered under the state's health care plan.

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Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

February 23rd, 2015 11:16 am by Johnson City Press

State Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, is sponsoring a bill to include a sniper rifle in the same ranks as tomatoes, the "Tennessee Waltz" and the raccoon.

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Columns As I See It
Politicians now seeking to fill news void

Politicians now seeking to fill news void

February 23rd, 2015 11:05 am by Robert Houk

We don't like the idea of politicians masquerading their propaganda as true journalism.

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NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

February 23rd, 2015 10:43 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

TDOT is in the process of creating a new, 25-year long-range transportation plan that will provide the foundation for prioritizing transportation investments across the state.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

February 23rd, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

A Knoxville financial adviser is suing Morgan Stanley, saying the company fired him for cooperating with the FBI in the investigation of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill

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Columns All About Abby
All About Abby: Getting rid of your Digital Dirt

All About Abby: Getting rid of your Digital Dirt

February 23rd, 2015 9:59 am by Abby Hathorn

Do you have a Facebook? What about a Twitter, Instagram, or Vine? If you have one (or all) of these, what kind of things do you post about your life?

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News Crime Regional & National
Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

February 23rd, 2015 9:36 am by Associated Press

The killings followed a nonviolent argument over an $80 cellphone bill reported to police.

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Reader Photo: Frozen falls

February 23rd, 2015 9:29 am by Brian Perhne

Brian Perhne sent us this photo of frozen Sill Branch Falls in the Clarks Creek community of southern Washington County.

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