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Teacher licensure bill headed to governor

Teacher licensure bill headed to governor

April 8th, 2014 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

A bill seeking to forbid the state from using student standardized testing scores as a base to grant or renew teachers' licenses could soon be placed under the governor's pen, but that doesn't mean he'll sign it.

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House panel OKs Haslam's free tuition plan

House panel OKs Haslam's free tuition plan

April 8th, 2014 4:49 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to a full House vote.

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Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly votes for open gun carry without permit

Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly votes for open gun carry without permit

April 8th, 2014 2:34 pm by Associated Press

The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.

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Man accused in package-bomb deaths of former Johnson City couple gets Oct. trial

Man accused in package-bomb deaths of former Johnson City couple gets Oct. trial

April 8th, 2014 12:10 pm by staff and wire reports

The Setzers lived in Johnson City and graduated from Science Hill High School before relocating to Middle Tennessee.

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Halsam says he hasn't decided whether to pull incentives from VW if union vote voided

Halsam says he hasn't decided whether to pull incentives from VW if union vote voided

April 8th, 2014 12:01 pm by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

"We think democracy matters, no matter where you are" - Gov. Bill Haslam.

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U.S.-China face off: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

U.S.-China face off: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

April 8th, 2014 8:12 am by Staff Report

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Tennessee legislature abolishes jock tax

Tennessee legislature abolishes jock tax

April 7th, 2014 10:18 pm by Nate Raunrau, The Tennessean

The state legislature on Monday abolished the special tax professional hockey and basketball players pay when they play in Tennessee.

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'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

April 7th, 2014 4:51 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and NICK PERRY, Associated Press

After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.

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Army says Fort Hood shooter had requested leave

Army says Fort Hood shooter had requested leave

April 7th, 2014 4:25 pm by Associated Press

Army spokesman Chris Grey did not indicate during a brief news conference Monday whether Spc. Ivan Lopez was granted the leave.

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Tennessee school shooter who killed vice principal sentenced to time served

Tennessee school shooter who killed vice principal sentenced to time served

April 7th, 2014 1:59 pm by Associated Press

A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served.

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