Johnson City Press Friday, October 24, 2014
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Medicaid expansion benefits everyone in the community

Medicaid expansion benefits everyone in the community

April 7th, 2014 9:18 am by Judy Garland

A criticism of my support for Medicaid expansion appeared in a letter to Forum a few months ago.

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Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

March 31st, 2014 9:19 am by Rebecca Horvath

I've written in this space before about the befuddling controversy over the Disney princesses.

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Annexation law needs meaningful overhaul

Annexation law needs meaningful overhaul

March 24th, 2014 8:59 am by Danny Sells

I had the opportunity to attend each of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovermental Relations hearings on the many annexation bills last year. These were some of the very best discussions I have experienced.

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Masquerade

Masquerade

March 17th, 2014 10:15 am by Larry French

In his "Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose Bierce defines politics as, "A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

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Big cities could learn from small towns

Big cities could learn from small towns

March 17th, 2014 10:13 am by Dr. Jim Holt

Last summer, I read an article on small-town life in my alumni magazine. A professor of social sciences, Robert Wuthnow, had written a book about his research on small towns in the United States: "Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future.

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Dealing with ALS and some very hard choices

Dealing with ALS and some very hard choices

March 10th, 2014 9:17 am by Kenneth D. Gough

A terrible disease recently struck close to home. A neighbor, the 30-something nephew of one of my wife's best friends, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Legislators aren't writing bills -ALEC is

Legislators aren't writing bills -ALEC is

March 10th, 2014 9:05 am by Jennie Young

Last year, our state legislature considered a bill familiarly called the "ag-gag" bill, which sought to prevent whistleblowers from exposing animal abuse, unsafe working conditions and environmental violations on industrial farms.

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Consider donating to our area's own children's hospital

Consider donating to our area's own children's hospital

March 3rd, 2014 10:05 am by Rebecca Horvath

The Niswonger Children's Hospital Radiothon will be held Monday and Tuesday. The second annual event aims to top last year's highly successful fundraiser, which raised $125,000.

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Why does GOP seek to hurt working poor?

Why does GOP seek to hurt working poor?

February 24th, 2014 9:38 am by Judy Garland

The United States has the distinction of being the only industrialized nation that doesn't provide basic health care to all its citizens.

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It's time to consider the national debt

It's time to consider the national debt

February 24th, 2014 9:21 am by Murvin H. Perry

On a golf course in California on Feb. 15, President Obama signed two bills approved by both the House and Senate.

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