Johnson City Press Monday, July 6, 2015
Opinion
Take steps to keep the bears away

Take steps to keep the bears away

April 10th, 2015 10:03 am by Johnson City Press

The black bear population here in Northeast Tennessee has reached a 100-year high, which means more bears are showing up on backyard patios and even in busy commercial districts.

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Opinion
WETS needs your support to stay on the air

WETS needs your support to stay on the air

April 10th, 2015 9:53 am by Johnson City Press

More than half the funding for WETS comes from listener support.

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Crime Opinion
Tennessee lawmakers continue to protect cockfighting

Tennessee lawmakers continue to protect cockfighting

April 10th, 2015 9:19 am by Johnson City Press

State legislators have routinely declined to get tough on cockfighting, even after hearing testimony from federal agents who say Tennessee is part of the infamous "Cockfighting Corridor," where criminals who engage in this blood sport flock to ply their h

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Opinion
Learn to do your part to help prevent child abuse

Learn to do your part to help prevent child abuse

April 6th, 2015 9:41 am by Johnson City Press

Unfortunately, this is a problem that we see nearly every day in every community in this country.

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Opinion
Should alcohol be banned for repeat DUI offenders in Tennessee?

Should alcohol be banned for repeat DUI offenders in Tennessee?

April 6th, 2015 9:26 am by Johnson City Press

Tennessee lawmakers are debating a bill to ban the sale of alcohol to anyone with three or more convictions of driving under the influence.

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Columns As I See It Opinion
Lawmakers could soon be packing heat on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers could soon be packing heat on Capitol Hill

April 6th, 2015 9:21 am by Robert Houk

With the National Rifle Association gathering in Nashville this week, Tennessee legislators went all out to make conventioneers feel welcomed.

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Business & Technology Opinion
Sound off: Is a Wellmont, MSHA merger good for the region?

Sound off: Is a Wellmont, MSHA merger good for the region?

April 2nd, 2015 8:57 am by Johnson City Press

Tell us what you think.

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Opinion
Sound Off! Gender equality for pay is behind the times

Sound Off! Gender equality for pay is behind the times

March 30th, 2015 11:59 am by Johnson City Press

In general, women who work full time, year-round make 77 cents for every dollar men earn.

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Columns As I See It Opinion
Grassroots help to revive health plan

Grassroots help to revive health plan

March 30th, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Houk

Many of these campaigners are not connected to the Internet and have poor cellphone service, so they do things the old-fashioned way - they go door-to-door and talk to their neighbors.

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Opinion
Should medical marijuana be legal in Tennessee?

Should medical marijuana be legal in Tennessee?

March 30th, 2015 8:41 am by Johnson City Press

Supporters of medical marijuana say it can be an effective and safe treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma. Opponents to legalizing medical marijuana, however, say various legal drugs are already available to treat pai

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