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Middle Tenn. mayors urge road funding fix

Middle Tenn. mayors urge road funding fix

December 18th, 2014 6:59 am by Associated Press

A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue to pay for transportation needs.

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City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

City to discuss resolution asking state to up hotel tax max

December 17th, 2014 9:37 pm by Max Hrenda

In a bid to acquire additional revenue for pending city projects - without a property tax increase - the city will consider a resolution asking for the state's approval in increasing another tax.

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Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

Methadone clinic ordinance goes under examination by planning commission

December 17th, 2014 9:32 pm by Max Hrenda

Methadone clinics are coming to Johnson City, a local attorney said, but before they arrive, the city needs to be better-prepared to address the potential concerns that may come with them.

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Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

Erwin hopes to hammer down details on liquor by the drink

December 17th, 2014 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Officials with the town of Erwin will continue their work to nail down the town's regulations pertaining to liquor by the drink and retail package stores this Friday, as members of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a work session this Fri

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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

December 17th, 2014 4:27 pm by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmake

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Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

December 17th, 2014 9:31 am by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who received tainted steroids manufactured by the company, federal o

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Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

December 17th, 2014 7:12 am by Associated Press

More than 80 business, health care and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.

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Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

December 17th, 2014 7:03 am by LINDSEY BAHR, Associated Press

Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers.

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No tiff over TIFs: Business leaders say surrounding tax incentives won't lure away developers

No tiff over TIFs: Business leaders say surrounding tax incentives won't lure away developers

December 16th, 2014 9:51 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City and Washington County officials aren't worried by the competition in the residential housing market from nearby municipalities, some of which are offering incentives to developers for building.

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Tri-Cities retail sales see spike, says ETSU prof

Tri-Cities retail sales see spike, says ETSU prof

December 16th, 2014 9:43 pm by Nathan Baker

All seven counties in the Tri-Cities metro area made recent retail sales gains, according to an economic report released Tuesday, giving the region the best sales performance in years.

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