Johnson City Press Sunday, September 14, 2014
Is is time to raise the minimum wage?

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Is is time to raise the minimum wage?

September 9th, 2014 12:22 pm by Johnson City Press

President Barack Obama says raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour would offer dignity and opportunity to the 8 million working Americans who still live below the poverty line.

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Regional & National Opinion
Sound off: Is the president's plan enough to punish ISIS?

Sound off: Is the president's plan enough to punish ISIS?

September 11th, 2014 9:07 am by Johnson City Press

The president's plan will be scrutinized in great length today by members of Congress, foreign affairs analysts and news pundits. The most important assessment, however, is to come from the American people.

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Opinion Downtown JC
Community theater would be a great fit for downtown Johnson City

Community theater would be a great fit for downtown Johnson City

September 5th, 2014 10:38 am by Johnson City Press

The theater company is going to need a lot of community support and cash.

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Opinion
Should Johnson City revise its regulations for murals?

Should Johnson City revise its regulations for murals?

September 2nd, 2014 9:36 am by Johnson City Press

Do you think Johnson City's sign and zoning regulations are too restrictive when it comes to murals and wall paintings in the downtown area?

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Opinion Rails to Trails
Tweetsie Trail will be a benefit to the entire region

Tweetsie Trail will be a benefit to the entire region

August 29th, 2014 10:16 am by Johnson City Press

The opening of the trail - on schedule and under budget, by the way - is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all who have been involved with this public/private project.

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Opinion
Sound off! Name 3 things that would improve Johnson City

Sound off! Name 3 things that would improve Johnson City

August 26th, 2014 12:07 pm by Johnson City Press

These ideas don't have to represent a paradigm shift. They should be things to lift the quality of life in this city without putting an additional burden on local taxpayers.

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Opinion
Would an MSHA/Wellmont merger benefit the region?

Would an MSHA/Wellmont merger benefit the region?

August 25th, 2014 10:13 am by Johnson City Press

Wellmont Health System is looking for a partner. Some local business and community leaders think Mountain States Health Alliance should be that partner.

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Opinion
Question of the Week: What changes would you suggest for the Appy Fair?

Question of the Week: What changes would you suggest for the Appy Fair?

August 18th, 2014 12:27 pm by Johnson City Press

From the Ferris wheel to the blue-ribbon entries for canned food, the Appalachian Fair represents the last hurrah of summer for those who make the trip to the fairground.

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Opinion
Sound off! Should NFS be reissued a waste storage permit?

Sound off! Should NFS be reissued a waste storage permit?

August 15th, 2014 8:37 am by Johnson City Press

Linda Modica, a Jonesborough resident, told TDEC officials she would prefer the state keep NFS on a "shorter leash" by issuing a permit that spans far less than the 10 years now under consideration

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Opinion
Oaks Castle arts center project needs your help

Oaks Castle arts center project needs your help

August 14th, 2014 12:13 pm by Johnson City Press

Supporters of the idea will have just 60 days to raise the money they've calculated is needed for a down payment, cover the first year's mortgage payments and pay for renovations to the 90-year-old Italian-styled estate.

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Opinion
Bullying continues to be a problem in Tennessee schools

Bullying continues to be a problem in Tennessee schools

August 13th, 2014 9:43 am by Johnson City Press

A state report released last year identified 5,478 confirmed cases of bullying in Tennessee schools.

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