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Board of Education’s rushed decision was irresponsible

Board of Education’s rushed decision was irresponsible

August 23rd, 2013 1:00 pm by State Sen. Rusty Crowe

I can’t tell you how disappointed I was last week when the Tennessee State Board of Education voted to link the standardized test that students take each year to the potential termination of a teacher’s license.

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Mudslinging, questionable remarks need to be addressed

Mudslinging, questionable remarks need to be addressed

August 19th, 2013 2:00 pm by Larry French

While I’m not in the habit of answering emails or responding to letters written to the editor when someone disagrees with an opinion column I’ve written (since it is an opinion, and therefore open for debate); this time, refraining from additional comment

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Senate reform bill full of disconcerting factors

Senate reform bill full of disconcerting factors

August 19th, 2013 1:00 pm by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since being elected to Congress, it’s that Washington doesn’t do big well.

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Faithful should support reform that includes taking responsibility

Faithful should support reform that includes taking responsibility

August 19th, 2013 11:18 am by Alejandro Vazquez

The faith community has a golden opportunity to rise above the controversies that divide us and embrace the family values that unite us. That opportunity is immigration reform.

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West Coast landscape not so unlike that of East Tennessee

West Coast landscape not so unlike that of East Tennessee

August 12th, 2013 5:35 pm by Sydney Franklin

I recently took a trip that led me down the length of California from Sonoma County to Orange County to the Mexican border.

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Common Core will change education, one way or another

Common Core will change education, one way or another

August 12th, 2013 5:27 pm by Rebecca Horvath

This year, education is changing in Johnson City and across the country. In short, TCAP testing is out and Common Core is in.

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Conservatives don’t want radical change for sake of change

Conservatives don’t want radical change for sake of change

August 5th, 2013 10:13 am by Kenneth D. Gough

It’s easy to ridicule conservatives as stuck in the past, of being afraid of change, so wedded to the way things were that they cannot conceive of things as they might be.

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Presidential quotes offer good advice for life

Presidential quotes offer good advice for life

July 29th, 2013 9:22 am by Rebecca Horvath

I’ve always enjoyed a good quote. Fitting a nugget of wisdom or humor into a neat little package is perfect for my often too-busy brain.

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Top 12 movies of all time according to Larry French

Top 12 movies of all time according to Larry French

July 29th, 2013 9:19 am by Larry French, Community Voices

As summer passes rapidly through July, and each day becomes hotter than the previous, we reluctantly find ourselves heading toward those dreaded sweltering days of August.

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Fear of anything nuclear a bit overblown, unnecessary

Fear of anything nuclear a bit overblown, unnecessary

July 25th, 2013 9:41 am by Don Whittamore

Demonstrators are protesting the use of depleted uranium at the Aerojet, Rocketdyne Jonesborough facility.

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