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Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

April 9th, 2014 3:56 pm by Associated Press

The House version is awaiting a vote in a subcommittee of the House Finance Committee.

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GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

April 9th, 2014 3:39 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

For Democrats, the bill was the latest stressing income-fairness they are pushing this campaign season, a procession that includes proposals to extend jobless benefits, boost the minimum wage and help students and families afford college loans.

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4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

April 9th, 2014 11:08 am by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press

A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including four students who suffered serious wounds, authorities said.

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Knox Co. deputy fired, arrested in child rape investigation

Knox Co. deputy fired, arrested in child rape investigation

April 9th, 2014 7:50 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

A Knox County grand jury indicted Dennis Mills Jr. on charges of rape of a child, statutory rape by an authority figure and incest.

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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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