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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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Columns As I See It Opinion
Insure Tennessee gets a hearty  'Amen!' from state residents

Insure Tennessee gets a hearty 'Amen!' from state residents

May 26th, 2015 9:17 am by Robert Houk

"Politicians have health insurance. Why can't the working people of Tennessee have health insurance?" - Dr. Patrick MacMillan.

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How should we truly observe Memorial Day?

How should we truly observe Memorial Day?

May 25th, 2015 11:00 am by Johnson City Press

Memorial Day was established in 1868 as a day to remember the nearly half-million Americans who died in the Civil War.

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Buckle up and drive sober this weekend

Buckle up and drive sober this weekend

May 22nd, 2015 1:30 pm by Johnson City Press

Driving while intoxicated has many consequences that not only include arrest, court fees and jail time, but serious injury or death - not only for drunken driver, but anyone who has the misfortune of meeting him on the highway.

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Creating the will for Congress to tackle climate change

Creating the will for Congress to tackle climate change

May 20th, 2015 9:12 am by Robert Houk

Personally, I think the CCL would have a better chance of convincing members of Congress to give free ice cream to every inmate on federal death row than it would getting them even to admit climate change exists.

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Should posts on social media be grounds for dismissal?

Should posts on social media be grounds for dismissal?

May 18th, 2015 2:49 pm by Johnson City Press

You never know who might be checking out these sites.

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