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No leak found in U.S. side of International Space Station; work returns to normal

No leak found in U.S. side of International Space Station; work returns to normal

January 14th, 2015 11:42 am by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA evacuated astronauts from its side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. Officials later said a false sensor reading or computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than an actual leak of

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GOP leader says Tennessee lawmakers will approve VW incentives

GOP leader says Tennessee lawmakers will approve VW incentives

January 14th, 2015 10:12 am by Associated Press

A top Republican in the Tennessee General Assembly says he expects his colleagues to approve the state share of a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen despite misgivings about the role of the United Auto Workers union at the German automaker's pl

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Milligan's tax preparation program about to begin its seventh year

Milligan's tax preparation program about to begin its seventh year

January 13th, 2015 9:52 pm by Tony Casey

Year after year, Milligan professor Dr. Harold Branstrator is shocked to hear how many people in the area pay as much as $500 to have their taxes processed.

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TennCare ends contract with computer vendor

TennCare ends contract with computer vendor

January 13th, 2015 12:16 pm by Associated Press

TennCare says it is ending its contract with computer vendor Northrop Grumman Corp. and will find another company to develop a computer system to determine Medicaid eligibility.

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Displaced Erwin business set to open in Jonesborough; regulations under debate

Displaced Erwin business set to open in Jonesborough; regulations under debate

January 12th, 2015 10:30 pm by Brad Hicks

As one food cart that previously occupied Erwin prepares to relocate, town officials are still looking at ways to regulate such enterprises that would set up with Erwin's limits.

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Senate finance committee chair questions legality of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

Senate finance committee chair questions legality of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

January 12th, 2015 9:50 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News-Sentinel

In a letter to the state attorney general, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Randy McNally has posed a series of questions about the legal validity of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to expand Medicaid, suggesting potential problems in several areas.

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10 months set aside to mark 100 years

10 months set aside to mark 100 years

January 11th, 2015 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

Two publications printed nearly a century apart, although authoring organization, and their purpose, are the same.

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ETSU makes mark with new logo design

ETSU makes mark with new logo design

January 10th, 2015 11:02 pm by Nathan Baker

In today's rapidly shifting higher-education landscape, where public colleges more and more frequently use students' tuition dollars to offset declining or stagnant state funding, a successfully marketed brand identity is nearly as important in terms of e

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County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

County mayor, city manager reflect on annexation study

January 10th, 2015 10:55 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee's annexation laws have undergone serious scrutiny, and it now appears city and county leaders are ready to join forces and mend metaphorical fences.

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Despite uptick in incidents, JCPD says downtown still a safe place

Despite uptick in incidents, JCPD says downtown still a safe place

January 10th, 2015 10:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Incidents and arrests in downtown Johnson City rose by nearly 100 offenses in 2014, but a police department official said part of the reason was more enforcement focused on that area.

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