Johnson City Press Monday, March 30, 2015
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Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

March 1st, 2015 3:04 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

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More documents released regarding Dentsply, still no signed confidentiality agreement

More documents released regarding Dentsply, still no signed confidentiality agreement

February 28th, 2015 9:52 pm by Nathan Baker

A signed, formally authorized confidentiality agreement between Washington County officials and representatives of Dentsply International, parent to Johnson City manufacturer Tulsa Dental Specialties, has not yet surfaced as part of the public record.

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Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

February 27th, 2015 9:25 pm by Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Chattanooga Volkswagen worker says he was suspended last week after complaining to state legislators that factory officials are trying to circumvent last year's vote that turned back an effort to organize employees.

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Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

February 27th, 2015 3:51 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

With hours to spare, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled Friday to approve stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security in time to prevent a partial agency shutdown.

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Got winter blues? A bowl of pho from Angkor Bistro will chase them away

February 27th, 2015 9:02 am by Mystery Diner

Growing up in a northern town, my parents could forecast how tough winter was going to be by watching the local TV weather guy.

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Boone Lake drawdown leaves local businesses high, dry

Boone Lake drawdown leaves local businesses high, dry

February 26th, 2015 9:44 pm by Nathan Baker

While TVA crews work this summer to plug the source of a leak in Boone Dam's earthen foundation, marina and restaurant owners around the waterway will try to hold back the tide of escaping revenues.

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Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

February 26th, 2015 8:44 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract.

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FCC approves 'net neutrality,' allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

FCC approves 'net neutrality,' allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

February 26th, 2015 1:13 pm by Emery P. Dalesio and ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers.

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Two jobs reports show conflicting results for Tri-Cities

Two jobs reports show conflicting results for Tri-Cities

February 26th, 2015 9:23 am by Staff Report

Conflicting employment data for the final quarter of 2014 left East Tennessee State University economic professor and researcher Steb Hipple of two minds regarding the outlook for the region's economy.

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Oaks Castle's in the air: Property returns to market after prospective deal falls through

Oaks Castle's in the air: Property returns to market after prospective deal falls through

February 25th, 2015 9:43 pm by Nathan Baker

After months under contract by an elusive out-of-town artist, the Oaks Castle is again for sale.

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