Johnson City Press Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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State lawmakers are the true takers' in Nashville

State lawmakers are the true takers' in Nashville

March 23rd, 2015 4:54 pm by Jennie Young, Guest Columnist

With the governor, the state's hospital groups and almost two-thirds of the state's population on our side, we're a sorry lot if we can't send them back for a do-over.

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Columns As I See It Opinion
Divisions are growing inside the GOP ranks

Divisions are growing inside the GOP ranks

March 23rd, 2015 4:21 pm by Robert Houk

Legitimate issues that impact the daily lives of most Tennesseans get lost in the noise of partisanship and ideology.

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Columns Local News Running Around
Tony Casey

Five Tri-Cities half marathons in eight months is Beastly

March 19th, 2015 10:46 am by Tony Casey

The half marathon is the most popular road racing distance in the United States, and it's no surprise that within the Tri-Cities area there is a series that challenges participants to complete five 13.1-mile races in just eight months.

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Community Columns Local News Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Good Neighbor: Fundraising underway for local child's special needs

March 19th, 2015 10:11 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Friends of R.J. Morelock, a 21-month old Washington County child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic neuro-muscular disease that renders him immobile and requires him to use a respirator, have been busy raising funds for a special computer controlled

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Columns As I See It
New attacks on open government in Tennessee

New attacks on open government in Tennessee

March 18th, 2015 1:32 pm by Robert Houk

Tennessee's Open Records Act is very direct. It says every Tennessean has a right to obtain certain information under the law - no questions asked.

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Columns All About Abby
All About Abby: Are 'typical' teens future residents of the prison system?

All About Abby: Are 'typical' teens future residents of the prison system?

March 16th, 2015 9:10 am by Abby Hathorn

First of all, what exactly is a "normal teenager"? Is it the unwillingness to learn, the hatred of school, the disrespect of authority figures, wild parties, drugs, and underage drinking?

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Entertainment Columns Local Entertainment Mystery Diner
Sunday brunch at Cafe One 11 not to be missed

Sunday brunch at Cafe One 11 not to be missed

March 13th, 2015 9:23 am by Mystery Diner

I finished the meal with four empty plates stacked in from of me. It would have been five if not for hissed stage whisper from my dining partner about "leaving something for the others there, big boy."

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Columns Running Around
Tony Casey

Caffeine: Morning-enhancer or performance-enhancing drug?

March 12th, 2015 9:49 am by Tony Casey

I'm not one of these people. I'm not anti-caffeine by any means, but I've never noticed a jolt from drinking coffee, soda, energy drinks or running energy gels. And I've tried on occasional, leaving myself wondering whether I'm broken or my body just does

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Columns Community Voices
Vietnam: 'The most disastrous and ill-conceived war the United States has ever been involved in'

Vietnam: 'The most disastrous and ill-conceived war the United States has ever been involved in'

March 10th, 2015 1:43 pm by Larry French, Community Voices Columnist

"While rewriting history is impossible, we certainly should have learned from our mistakes. Unfortunately, this has not been the case" - Larry French.

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Columns All About Abby
All About Abby: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

All About Abby: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

March 9th, 2015 10:44 am by Abby Hathorn

Why would anyone change her baby girl's diaper AT THE TABLE next to where people were forming and standing in line waiting to place their orders AND next to where the peanuts were for the taking.

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