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Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

Tri-Cities home sales report has positive signs

November 20th, 2014 9:05 pm by Tony Casey

In looking at figures from October 2013 to October 2014, it would be hard to make the case that things aren't improving overall in the housing sector.

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How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

How to teach self-driving cars ethics of the road

November 19th, 2014 1:50 pm by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of the dangers around them. The cars of the future - those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power - will have near-perfect perception and react b

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Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

Ferguson, Mo. gun sales surge ahead of grand jury decision on shooting

November 19th, 2014 11:07 am by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

November 19th, 2014 10:27 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

Explosives in the Holston River? Group sues Kingsport Army ammunition plant over pollution

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.

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Bicycle chain making Trek to downtown Johnson City

Bicycle chain making Trek to downtown Johnson City

November 17th, 2014 9:34 pm by Nathan Baker

A new business expects to roll into downtown Johnson City this spring, building on the area's recent turn toward two-wheeled transport.

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Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

November 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A University of Tennessee report released Monday says that 7.2 percent of Tennessee's 6.5 million residents are without some form of health insurance coverage.

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Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

November 17th, 2014 1:47 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks.

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Kingsport's 99-year contract with AEP set to expire in 18 months

Kingsport's 99-year contract with AEP set to expire in 18 months

November 17th, 2014 10:50 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Kingsport officials are planning to negotiate a new agreement with AEP, one more advantageous to the city and its residents.

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Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

Companies accuse Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

November 16th, 2014 7:11 pm by Associated Press

Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts, according to recent court filings.

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