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New nonprofit program to educate, empower people with intellectual disabilities

New nonprofit program to educate, empower people with intellectual disabilities

March 22nd, 2015 9:17 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A new faith-based nonprofit program to provide individualized educational opportunities beyond high school for people in the Tri-Cities area with intellectual disabilities is conducting an online fundraising campaign to hire its first teacher.

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Police: Shoplifting leads to multiple charges for 2 Virgina women

Police: Shoplifting leads to multiple charges for 2 Virgina women

March 22nd, 2015 8:57 pm by Staff Report

Two Virginia women found themselves arrested on shoplifting and drug charges at JCPenney, 2011 N. Roan St., according to a Johnson City Police Department news release.

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Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

March 22nd, 2015 2:16 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universiti

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This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

March 22nd, 2015 2:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Two area building contractors are now the subject of a criminal investigation after allegedly building a $30,000 room addition so poorly in Mount Carmel late last year that it literally had to be torn down before it fell down and hurt

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Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

March 22nd, 2015 2:07 pm by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

A machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot by a sheriff's deputy who stopped his rampage at New Orleans' international airport had a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, authorities say.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

March 22nd, 2015 2:03 pm by CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press

Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took eff

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Rally draws hundreds to support medical use of marijuana

Rally draws hundreds to support medical use of marijuana - VIDEO

March 21st, 2015 9:48 pm by Jessica Fuller

The intersection of University Parkway and State of Franklin Road was alive with cheers and neon signs decorated with phrases - and five-pointed leaves - Saturday afternoon as passersby honked and waved in support.

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100 Girls of Code receives hefty turnout for Johnson City session

100 Girls of Code receives hefty turnout for Johnson City session

March 21st, 2015 9:43 pm by Jessica Fuller

Saturday served as a milestone for an initiative dedicated to inducting more women into the field of computer science.

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Building steam: Individual residential project showing success, while market performance stalling

Building steam: Individual residential project showing success, while market performance stalling

March 21st, 2015 9:39 pm by Nathan Baker

Though a group of residential developers in an up-and-coming section of Washington County are clamoring for more land on which they hope to expand their growing neighborhood, local housing market performance has been slow to recover from the crash of seve

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County's extended budget crunch may get shorter

County's extended budget crunch may get shorter

March 21st, 2015 9:37 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County's deadline for passing its annual budget is the third Monday in July, but good luck finding many involved in that process who say that actually happens on a regular basis.

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