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Federal judge strikes down Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage

Federal judge strikes down Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage

October 17th, 2014 1:08 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage.

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Don't leave the flu shot off your 'to do' list

Don't leave the flu shot off your 'to do' list

October 17th, 2014 11:41 am by Becky Campbell

While it may seem like just yesterday you were getting the 2013 flu shot, it's time now for the 2014 vaccination.

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Carter Co. school board celebrates Valley Forge's improvement

Carter Co. school board celebrates Valley Forge's improvement

October 17th, 2014 10:34 am by John Thompson

The designation is for ranking in the top 5 percent of schools across the state in gains from two years ago to last year in student test scores on state comprehensive examinations.

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Johnson City man gets 40 years on child molestation conviction in Georgia

Johnson City man gets 40 years on child molestation conviction in Georgia

October 17th, 2014 10:16 am by Becky Campbell

Details about the incidents were unavailable but involved a girl under age 16.

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Texas health care worker quarantined aboard cruise ship

Texas health care worker quarantined aboard cruise ship

October 17th, 2014 9:48 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement Friday that the woman had shown no signs of the disease and has been asymptomatic for 19 days.

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WHO admits it botched response to the Ebola outbreak

WHO admits it botched response to the Ebola outbreak

October 17th, 2014 9:45 am by MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer

In a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency says "nearly everyone" involved in the response failed to notice the potential for Ebola's explosive spread.

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Music to the ears of a country hurting in the Ebola crisis

Music to the ears of a country hurting in the Ebola crisis

October 17th, 2014 9:36 am by Brad Hicks

Pianist from Liberia to hold recital Sunday in Johnson City to raise money for music school in Ebola-torn country

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Carter commissioners' budget process draws warning

Carter commissioners' budget process draws warning

October 17th, 2014 8:46 am by John Thompson

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson sent a letter to the Carter County Commissioners on Oct. 3, warning the local lawmakers that their budget process over the past two years has raised his concern because the county's budgeted amount for d

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Commissioners vote to adopt flood buyout plan

Commissioners vote to adopt flood buyout plan

October 16th, 2014 9:17 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City now has a Floodplain Buyout Program in which properties in areas that flood can be purchased from owners at their discretion when alternative methods prove unsuccessful.

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Mountain States, Wellmont working together to prevent local Ebola outbreak

Mountain States, Wellmont working together to prevent local Ebola outbreak

October 16th, 2014 9:06 pm by Gary B. Gray

Both Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance remain focused on the potential Ebola threat, especially the early identification of high-risk symptoms and isolation of patients who may exhibit signs of the deadly virus.

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