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TWRA examines fishy outlook for Boone Lake drawdown

TWRA examines fishy outlook for Boone Lake drawdown

February 27th, 2015 9:45 pm by Max Hrenda

While local concern grows over the potential ill effects the Tennessee Valley Authority's extended repair on Boone Dam may have on local recreation, residences and businesses, a state agency has begun looking into its potential environmental and biologica

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Costs of cold leave Johnson City Public Works with frozen assets

Costs of cold leave Johnson City Public Works with frozen assets

February 27th, 2015 9:33 pm by Max Hrenda

While city residents might be hopeful the persistent snow, ice, frost and other wintry hazards that have befallen the region may be at an end, so, too, might certain city officials.

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Group hopes to unite community for change in honor of Black History Month

Group hopes to unite community for change in honor of Black History Month

February 27th, 2015 9:26 pm by Jessica Fuller

Saturday marks the last day of February and Black History Month, but that doesn't mean cultural diversity or civil rights is shifting out of focus.

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Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

February 27th, 2015 9:25 pm by Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Chattanooga Volkswagen worker says he was suspended last week after complaining to state legislators that factory officials are trying to circumvent last year's vote that turned back an effort to organize employees.

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VA physician contracts end, vets sent into community for care

VA physician contracts end, vets sent into community for care

February 27th, 2015 9:21 pm by Tony Casey

In 2013, the Mountain Home VA Medical Center had 164 physicians on staff. In 2014, that number increased to 192.

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Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

February 27th, 2015 9:21 pm by Michael Patrick, Knoxville New Sentinel

Knoxville will be home this fall to a national academic program in which middle and high school students learn to start their own businesses, Gov. Bill Haslam announced during a breakfast with the Knoxville Chamber on Friday.

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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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