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Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

March 5th, 2015 8:01 am by Stephen Igo

Flooding is widespread across the region since Wednesday, with dozens of road closures due to high water conditions in Wise, Lee, Scott and Dickenson Counties. Residents were advised early Thursday to stay home and off the roads.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

March 5th, 2015 7:50 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The dispute focuses on four words in the massive health law, "established by the state," which the challengers say is clear evidence that Congress intended subsidies to go only to people in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.

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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

March 5th, 2015 7:28 am by Associated Press

Organizers say the main focus of Tennessee Conservatives Concerned will be to re-evaluate the current capital punishment system, which they say is marked by inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy.

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Sullivan school board takes look at still-evolving facilities plans

Sullivan school board takes look at still-evolving facilities plans

March 5th, 2015 12:08 am by Rick Wagner

The proposed closure of Sullivan North High School or its potential conversion to a middle school are not being talked about simply because it is inside city limits, consultant Tracy Richter told Sullivan County school leaders Wednesday.

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Storms piled up costs  -  as well as snow  - in Kingsport

Storms piled up costs - as well as snow - in Kingsport

March 5th, 2015 12:04 am by Matthew Lane

Three-thousand, six-hundred and seventy-eight. That's how many tons of salt Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department used during the February storms that dumped more than 17 inches of snow on the Model City.

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Mount Carmel to get traffic light at Englewood

Mount Carmel to get traffic light at Englewood

March 4th, 2015 11:53 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has approved and funded two 11-W/Main Street projects which will place red lights at the Englewood Avenue intersection, and realign the Belmont Avenue intersection.

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Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

March 4th, 2015 10:48 pm by Associated Press

Governors in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, and Congress hurried to finish business amid a snow emergency declaration in Washington.

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Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

Sullivan schools revamping mission, vision and goals

March 4th, 2015 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders spent about two hours discussing the finer points of grammar and word usage, aiming to shorten their current mission and goals from a paragraph to a single phrase.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

March 4th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Two not-for-profit health systems remain in the running to either merge or align with Wellmont, with one of those widely believed to be Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) based in Johnson City.

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