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Tenn. gay couples: Supreme Court should fix 'checkerboard' laws

Tenn. gay couples: Supreme Court should fix 'checkerboard' laws

February 27th, 2015 9:15 pm by Stacy Barchenger, The Tennessean

Attorneys for three same-sex couples who lived in Tennessee have filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to fix "a checkerboard nation."

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Washington County Republican Women president slams county mayor, commission

Washington County Republican Women president slams county mayor, commission

February 27th, 2015 9:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Republican Women President Betty Ziesel has fired off an open letter slamming county government for permitting a power grab by Mayor Dan Eldridge and a lack of transparency and respect, as well as other procedural sins not in the best in

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Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

February 27th, 2015 5:38 pm by DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The vote was 224-203 against the measure, as 52 Republicans defected on the leadership-backed legislation.

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Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

February 27th, 2015 3:51 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

With hours to spare, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled Friday to approve stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security in time to prevent a partial agency shutdown.

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Leonard Nimoy, actor behind Mr. Spock, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, actor behind Mr. Spock, dead at 83

February 27th, 2015 12:36 pm by LYNN ELBER, AP TELEVISION WRITER

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

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Potential Republican presidential candidates flocking to Tennessee

Potential Republican presidential candidates flocking to Tennessee

February 27th, 2015 10:43 am by Associated Press

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates.

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Boone Lake drawdown leaves local businesses high, dry

Boone Lake drawdown leaves local businesses high, dry

February 26th, 2015 9:44 pm by Nathan Baker

While TVA crews work this summer to plug the source of a leak in Boone Dam's earthen foundation, marina and restaurant owners around the waterway will try to hold back the tide of escaping revenues.

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ETSU students stay active during surplus of snow days

ETSU students stay active during surplus of snow days

February 26th, 2015 9:37 pm by Tony Casey

ETSU spokesman Joe Smith said because it's been an on-again, off-again schedule with snow days to class days recently, the university hasn't done anything official to make sure students stay up on their studies, but with the amount of online classes, he e

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Lawsuit alleges Washington County jailers beat, sprayed, shocked inmate during argument

Lawsuit alleges Washington County jailers beat, sprayed, shocked inmate during argument

February 26th, 2015 9:31 pm by Becky Campbell

The Washington County Detention Center has another federal lawsuit to defend after an inmate filed a claim that his constitutional rights were violated by jailers he said used pepper spray and electronic shock to contain him during an argument, beat him u

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Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

February 26th, 2015 9:25 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County's Board of Education didn't move ahead Thursday with the buyout of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract, but members did approve procedures they will use in their search for a new director.

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