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Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

December 10th, 2014 4:26 pm by Jen Todd, The Tennessean

Despite the abundance of outdoor activities and a health care hub as its capital, Tennessee is lagging behind 44 states in overall health.

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Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

December 10th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

The state Senate's Republican caucus has once again nominated Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as Speaker of the Senate, a post he will likely re-assume as the 109th General Assembly convenes in Nashville next year.

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Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

December 10th, 2014 9:45 am by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging another president could undo it all.

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Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

December 10th, 2014 7:55 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced several proposals for Tennessee teachers, including adjusting the way they're evaluated and creating a Governor's Teacher Cabinet in which educators could provide ideas.

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UN official calls for torture investigation

UN official calls for torture investigation

December 10th, 2014 7:33 am by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

December 9th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

City Manager Pete Peterson has requested Washington County restore to Johnson City a more than $100,000 annual appropriation to the city's fire department -- the only department among nine currently not funded.

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Boones Creek students bring science to life

Boones Creek students bring science to life

December 9th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jessica Fuller

It's alive!Science, that is.

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Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

Historic Johnson City depot to be transformed into new brewery

December 9th, 2014 10:24 pm by Nathan Baker

Developers are trying to hold it back, but information about a new downtown project is spilling out like foam from a freshly poured pilsner.

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