Johnson City Press Monday, July 6, 2015
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2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

June 30th, 2015 8:45 am by KEN ARAGAKI and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

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'I don't want anybody to forget her': Father prays for safe return of NE Tennessee girl missing with sex offender

'I don't want anybody to forget her': Father prays for safe return of NE Tennessee girl missing with sex offender

June 30th, 2015 8:36 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

As the search for his daughter and a convicted child molester enters its second week, Ed Wilson finds himself in a helpless position that would be a nightmare for any parent.

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Possible tax increase in Jonesborough's future to benefit police department

Possible tax increase in Jonesborough's future to benefit police department

June 29th, 2015 10:04 pm by Jessica Fuller

Jonesborough residents may see a rise in property taxes, as the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen pushed ideas around for meeting expenses in the 2015-16 town budget Monday evening.

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Washington County reorganizes legal team

Washington County reorganizes legal team

June 29th, 2015 10:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County is reshaping its legal team to mirror that of Johnson City, setting its two-person lineup with a staff attorney position, as well as a private attorney held on retainer to handle more weighty matters, such as court cases.

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Carter County fireworks sales set to explode before July 4

Carter County fireworks sales set to explode before July 4

June 29th, 2015 10:00 pm by Tony Casey

Brooks Russell isn't from the United States, but he thinks the way Americans celebrate their independence day on July 4 is great.

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Sarah Wells retiring from Good Samaritan Ministries, new leadership team to take helm

Sarah Wells retiring from Good Samaritan Ministries, new leadership team to take helm

June 29th, 2015 9:58 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The leadership at Good Samaritan Ministries is in transition.

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'Will you marry us?' Elected officials weigh in on performing same-sex wedding ceremonies

'Will you marry us?' Elected officials weigh in on performing same-sex wedding ceremonies

June 29th, 2015 9:53 pm by Becky Campbell

State law allows a pretty long list of people - including religious leaders and elected officials - who are permitted to perform marriage ceremonies, but a quick poll among the public officials show few who actually perform ceremonies.

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Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with pickup truck in Elizabethton

Motorcyclist critically injured in collision with pickup truck in Elizabethton

June 29th, 2015 4:16 pm by John Thompson

Douglas Barnett remained unconscious at Johnson City Medical Center.

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NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired

June 29th, 2015 3:55 pm by David Bauder, AP Television Writer

NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.

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Lawmakers seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Lawmakers seek to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

June 29th, 2015 3:49 pm by Associated Press

Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee are renewing an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies.

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