Johnson City Press Monday, July 6, 2015
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A child left alone in a hot car is a recipe for disaster

A child left alone in a hot car is a recipe for disaster

June 12th, 2015 1:53 pm by Johnson City Press

Public safety officials across the nation are once again reminding people never to leave a child alone in a hot car. What does it say about our society when parents and other adults have to be reminded not to do such a stupid thing?

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Let your lawmakers know what you think about Insure Tennessee

Let your lawmakers know what you think about Insure Tennessee

June 11th, 2015 2:08 pm by Johnson City Press

The Republican-controlled General Assembly is stubbornly entrenched in its opposition to expanding Medicaid coverage under the state's TennCare plan.

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Don't forget the purpose of new downtown facility

Don't forget the purpose of new downtown facility

June 11th, 2015 9:48 am by Johnson City Press

"Farmers market" should remain a part of its designation.

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Anti-tax pledges are hollow gestures

Anti-tax pledges are hollow gestures

June 8th, 2015 2:16 pm by Johnson City Press

Elected leaders who claim to want to run government like a business should know better.

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Question of the Week: Does Tennessee really need a logo?

Question of the Week: Does Tennessee really need a logo?

June 8th, 2015 9:02 am by Johnson City Press

What do you think of the $46K red box? Send us a letter. Leave a comment here.

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Take steps now to keep mosquitoes at bay

Take steps now to keep mosquitoes at bay

June 1st, 2015 9:55 am by Johnson City Press

You can take steps to control the mosquito population on your property by eliminating breeding habitats for the insects.

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What role should wind, sun play in national energy plan?

What role should wind, sun play in national energy plan?

June 1st, 2015 8:34 am by Johnson City Press

TVA's total carbon emissions are currently 30 percent below 2005 levels, and they are projected to be 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

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Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

May 26th, 2015 9:38 am by Johnson City Press

After decades of locking up drug felons, leaders are now wondering if there might be a better way to address the problem.

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Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

May 26th, 2015 9:33 am by Johnson City Press

Unfortunately, none of the money to be gained from the markup hike will be going to help Tennesseans stop smoking. It is another example of how Tennessee lawmakers have squandered a chance to pay for smoking cessation programs.

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Children must be taught that guns are not toys

Children must be taught that guns are not toys

May 26th, 2015 9:29 am by Johnson City Press

Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention show that that between 2007 and 2011, an average of 62 children under the age of 15 died each of those years as a result of an accidental shooting.

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