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Community Voices: Tennessee GOP has abandoned the poor and rural hospitals

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Community Voices: Tennessee GOP has abandoned the poor and rural hospitals

August 18th, 2014 11:21 am by Judy Garland

How very deeply wrong is any decision that threatens the functioning of such an exemplary unit in our local hospital, particularly when motivation is ugly and partisan. This mustn't stand.

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Summer means baseball and a game well played

Summer means baseball and a game well played

August 18th, 2014 11:34 am by Rebecca Horvath

Many things define summertime, but few are as American as baseball. There's nothing like the sound of the crack of a bat hitting a ball, hearing the crowd roar or watching a crafty pitcher baffle hitters over and over.

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Reliving the days of horror that were the Great War

Reliving the days of horror that were the Great War

July 29th, 2014 9:20 am by Larry French

We have reached that date in history. Monday is the 100th anniversary of the date (July 28, 1914) Austria declared war on Serbia in retaliation for Gavrilo Princip's (a Serbian nationalist) June 28, 1914, assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian

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Solar power, not 'dirty coal,' is the future

Solar power, not 'dirty coal,' is the future

July 29th, 2014 9:15 am by Jennie Young

One electronic advertising panel bordering the field at the World Cup stadium in Brazil grabbed my family's attention. Its huge letters spelled out YINGLI SOLAR, as bold as the usual ones like VISA, COCA COLA, NIKE, MACDONALD'S, POWERADE, FLY EMIRATES and

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At Last: A life jacket of my very own

At Last: A life jacket of my very own

July 22nd, 2014 9:20 am by Shuly Cawood

The other evening, I told my husband, "I want my own life jacket."

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Herbicide use is destroying butterfly population

June 9th, 2014 9:12 am by Frances Lamberts

"When you see an old field," writes ecologist Craig Holdrege, "the robust common milkweed plants stand out among the much sleeker grasses, asters or goldenrods."

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Columnist recounts the life of his special dad

Columnist recounts the life of his special dad

June 9th, 2014 9:02 am by Murvin H. Perry

Next Sunday is Father's Day - a day dedicated to the appreciation of the men who provide moral and material support for the next generation.

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What has happened  to women's empowerment?

What has happened to women's empowerment?

June 2nd, 2014 9:00 am by Rebecca Horvath

A recent conversation with my kids' pediatrician touched on the ever-evolving topic of women's empowerment. He wondered why, after years of women's empowerment, are we still not empowered? It's an excellent question.

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Cliven Bundy is no conservative

Cliven Bundy is no conservative

June 2nd, 2014 8:52 am by Kenneth D. Gough

Cliven Bundy, you may know, is the Nevada rancher who is fighting the federal Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for his cattle.

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Summer camps provide great opportunities for children

Summer camps provide great opportunities for children

May 27th, 2014 9:09 am by Bonnie Simmerman

School is out and summer vacation begins. For some children, the thing they look forward to now is summer camp

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Effort to oust judges crosses more than constitutional line

Effort to oust judges crosses more than constitutional line

May 23rd, 2014 9:04 am by J. Eddie Lauderback

In response to the recent "Question of the Week," which asked readers: "Should we allow dark money' to influence state elections?," my answer is:

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