Johnson City Press Friday, July 25, 2014
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More local bands

More local bands

June 11th, 2014 9:15 am by DAVE PALMER

Congratulations to the organizers, vendors, volunteers and all others who were connected with putting on another fine Blue Plum Festival.

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Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

June 11th, 2014 8:40 am by CHRIS DULA

The Blue Plum Festival has the potential to become a truly significant regional event each year, akin to the size and scope of festivals such as Belle Chere or Rhythm & Roots.

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Enough talk: Stoney Creek needs new school

Enough talk: Stoney Creek needs new school

June 11th, 2014 8:37 am by Johnson City Press

The Stoney Creek area of Carter County is in need of a new school. In fact, it's in need of several.

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Misleading media

Misleading media

June 10th, 2014 9:45 am by KEN AUER

The media seems to thrive on establishing polarization within our United States. I have written letters previously on this subject. The May 28 edition of this newspaper is another example as to how information is emphasized in a misleading way.

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School spending

School spending

June 10th, 2014 9:15 am by RON DAWSON

The Johnson City Board of Education is lobbying for a 20-cent tax increase (12.5 percent). Maybe in their spare time, members of the school board can lobby Washington, D.C., for a similar increase in Social Security payments. After all, seniors are the on

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EPA regulations also will bring cleaner air, new jobs

EPA regulations also will bring cleaner air, new jobs

June 10th, 2014 8:41 am by J. CHRIS HENRY

The uproar over new Environmental Protection Agency regulations focused on reducing carbon emission pollutants inevitably provoked indignation and predictions of thousands of jobs lost in the coal industry. Yet neither opponents nor supporters of tougher

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Drug abuse prevention

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June 9th, 2014 10:00 am by ROBERT H. KEITER

Thank you for the June 5 editorial on drug abuse and addiction. If prevention is the best medicine, then health education in our schools must address this serious social and health issue.

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Do you support new EPA rules?

Do you support new EPA rules?

June 9th, 2014 9:35 am by Johnson City Press

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled standards last week that will force this country's power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent in 16 years.

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Fair taxation

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June 9th, 2014 9:30 am by ROBERT GOODHAND

How much time do you spend every year worrying about, managing, accounting for and altering your financial world trying respond to and protecting yourself from the federal taxation system?

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Ecotourism benefits environment, economy

Ecotourism benefits environment, economy

June 9th, 2014 9:16 am by Johnson City Press

June has been designated Great Outdoors Month, and we here in Northeast Tennessee have a lot to celebrate.

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