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Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 12:18 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his proposal for a two-year pilot program to expand health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of state residents using federal dollars provided through the Affordable Care Act.

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Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 10:06 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has reached a tentative agreement with the Obama administration for an alternative health care expansion plan that would allow Tennessee to use federal funding to buy private health insurance for more working low income residents, similar

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London's Lofts offers public peek at renovated residences

London's Lofts offers public peek at renovated residences

December 12th, 2014 10:02 pm by Max Hrenda

After spending most of the year working to restore one of downtown Johnson City's landmark buildings, a local developer decided to show the public what all that work had created.

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Ramsey changes course on governor's Medicaid expansion plan

Ramsey changes course on governor's Medicaid expansion plan

December 12th, 2014 10:25 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says that if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam succeeds in his negotiations with President Barack Obama's administration on a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion, the result could be "sellable" to skeptical state lawma

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Mooney's Diner is Gray's best kept secret

Mooney's Diner is Gray's best kept secret

December 12th, 2014 8:52 am by Mystery Diner

With the majority of the East-West road traffic between Johnson City and Kingsport now traveling on Interstate 26, travel on the old Kingsport Highway (State Route 36,) takes a more sedate pace. Because of this, those travelling Highway 36 get a chance to

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UPDATE: Date for Wellmont merger decision postponed

UPDATE: Date for Wellmont merger decision postponed

December 11th, 2014 11:24 am by Staff Report

A decision by a regional health care provider on a question that could have consequences for one of the largest industry sectors in the Tri-Cities will not be made before the end of the year, according to a statement from the organization's board of direc

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Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

December 9th, 2014 10:24 pm by Nathan Baker

Developers are trying to hold it back, but information about a new downtown project is spilling out like foam from a freshly poured pilsner.

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Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

December 9th, 2014 10:08 pm by The Associated Press

The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. That would be 23 percent below this year's projected average and the lowest full-year average since 2009.

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TennCare considers scrapping $38M computer system

TennCare considers scrapping $38M computer system

December 9th, 2014 11:21 am by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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UAW makes first inroads into  Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

UAW makes first inroads into Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

December 9th, 2014 7:16 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.

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