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Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

January 8th, 2015 1:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

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Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

January 8th, 2015 1:04 pm by Holly Fletcher and Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam is calling a special session of the legislature to hear a joint resolution on Insure Tennessee, a two-year pilot that would provide health coverage to more than 200,000 Tennesseans without direct access to coverage.

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Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

January 8th, 2015 1:03 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The air temperature at the time was 8 degrees at Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

January 8th, 2015 12:17 pm by Associated Press

Two Tennessee towns will lose nearly 2,000 jobs over the next three years as Goodman Manufacturing moves the positions to a new plant being built in Texas.

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Police: Johnson City man stole check, increased the amount and cashed it

Police: Johnson City man stole check, increased the amount and cashed it

January 8th, 2015 11:39 am by Staff Reports

Police say a Johnson City man is being charged with criminal simulation and theft of property over $1,000 following a incident that occurred last December.

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Cold Play

January 8th, 2015 11:31 am by Gary B. Gray

Suede Mays dares the frigid temperatures Thursday by doing a little strumming on West Main Street.

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Elizabethton firefighters put out Hughes Street fire

Elizabethton firefighters put out Hughes Street fire

January 8th, 2015 10:01 am by Staff Report

Firefighters contained an Elizabethton home fire to a utility room Thursday morning, sparing the rest of the structure from catastrophic damage.

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Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off 60-foot-high bridge in Florida

Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off 60-foot-high bridge in Florida

January 8th, 2015 9:36 am by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Her body was recovered in the bay about a mile from the bridge and hour and a half later.

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Electricity usage soars as TVA, JCPB renew calls for conservation

Electricity usage soars as TVA, JCPB renew calls for conservation

January 8th, 2015 9:26 am by Staff Report

With the region still in the midst of a cold snap, the Johnson City Power Board and the Tennessee Valley Authority renewed their requests for energy conservation, as the federal power agency predicted one of its highest usage peaks on record today.

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Tony Casey

There's no bloody excuse for not donating - VIDEO

January 8th, 2015 9:14 am by Tony Casey

Though I've always understood what Hitchens was talking about when discussing why moral decisions like donating blood are innate in us, I carried on, trying to keep as much of my blood in my body, where it belongs, for as long as possible.

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