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Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

Haslam plan uses old scores in some teacher evaluations

February 24th, 2015 8:30 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

In one of Gov. Bill Haslam's key legislative proposals, student test scores will still play largely the same role in the evaluations of certain Tennessee teachers.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

February 24th, 2015 4:57 pm by Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

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Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

February 24th, 2015 4:15 pm by JENNIFER KAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Islamic militants abduct at least 70 Christians in Syria

Islamic militants abduct at least 70 Christians in Syria

February 24th, 2015 3:26 pm by Zeina Karam and Ryan Lucas, Associated Press

The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria.

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Carter County commission's move to set stable meeting time fails

Carter County commission's move to set stable meeting time fails

February 24th, 2015 2:18 pm by Jessica Fuller

Carter County is no closer to having stable commission meeting times a motion to set meetings for 6 p.m. every third Monday of the month fell through Monday night in a close 11-9 vote.

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PHOTO GALLERY: A big helping of snow surprise

February 24th, 2015 10:53 am by Nathan Baker

More snow photos from Jonesborough and Johnson City.

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Photo Gallery: Snowpocalypse in Johnson City

February 24th, 2015 10:32 am by Joe Avento

Our own Joe Avento got out and about to find the snowplows, shovels and snowblowers in action.

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UPDATE: Johnson City, Washington County schools out Wednesday

UPDATE: Johnson City, Washington County schools out Wednesday

February 24th, 2015 9:22 am by Tony Casey

Both Johnson City and Washington County schools have canceled classes because of severe winter weather.

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ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

ACT easy as 1, 2, 3 for 9th-ranked Elizabethton High School

February 23rd, 2015 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Elizabethton students once again achieved high marks in comparison with other school districts in the state.

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