Johnson City Press Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Should companies provide paid sick leave to employees?

Should companies provide paid sick leave to employees?

October 21st, 2013 8:57 am by Staff Report

While there is no federal law requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, some employers do offer such coverage as part of their benefits

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Support fire department

Support fire department premium content

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

The West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department records its 44th year of service in October.

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Roe’s hypocrisy

Roe’s hypocrisy premium content

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

After reading the story Oct. 18 on Congressman Phil Roe, I am reminded of the famous 1950s quotation: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? Have you no sense of decency?” Roe told the Johnson City Press one thing, then a month later he does the opposite.

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Too much time is spent fundraising

Too much time is spent fundraising premium content

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

Whether you are a conservative, moderate or liberal, or whether you are a tea party member, Republican, Democrat or independent, we should all be able to agree on one thing — our politicians spend too much time and effort raising money from big business t

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Art can bring new life to downtown Johnson City

Art can bring new life to downtown Johnson City

October 20th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

It’s often been said that art can nourish the soul. It’s true. Art can provide meaning to life and give life to the meaningless.

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Football is big business; a great game to enjoy

Football is big business; a great game to enjoy

October 19th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

Although it will not be played until September 2016, the matchup between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech University at Bristol Motor Speedway is already being billed as the football game of the half century. That may not be an exaggeration.

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Clean water a vital resource that must be protected

Clean water a vital resource that must be protected

October 18th, 2013 9:03 am by Staff Report

We applaud state officials for seeking an injunction against a drain cleaning business owner to stop his company from continuing to dump sewage near Brush Creek.

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Sea level rise and the government shutdown in Thursday's Forum

Sea level rise and the government shutdown in Thursday's Forum premium content

October 17th, 2013 8:36 am by Staff Report

Readers weigh in on the sea level rise and the government shutdown.

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The shutdown and Affordable Care Act in Wednesday's Forum

The shutdown and Affordable Care Act in Wednesday's Forum

October 16th, 2013 9:08 am by Staff Report

Readers share thoughts on shutdown, Affordable Care Act and football at BMS.

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City Commission should pass spay/neuter law

City Commission should pass spay/neuter law

October 16th, 2013 8:49 am by Staff Report

More than 4 million unwanted, abused or aggressive dogs and cats were euthanized last year in the United States. In Johnson City, more than 2,920 animals taken to the local shelter have been euthanized this year.

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