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On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

March 23rd, 2015 8:18 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The polemic around "Obamacare" hasn't cooled much, and the permanence of the president's achievement remains in question as the nation awaits the outcome of a Supreme Court case that could jeopardize insurance for nearly 8 million people.

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Woman killed in Tenn. train accident was former Mrs. America

Woman killed in Tenn. train accident was former Mrs. America

March 23rd, 2015 7:58 am by Associated Press

Susan Goodman was reportedly trying to cross the tracks in her SUV around 12:45 p.m. on Friday when it was struck by a CSX train.

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Springtime means clean-up time for Keep Kingsport Beautiful

Springtime means clean-up time for Keep Kingsport Beautiful

March 22nd, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

Now that spring is officially here, the volunteers and sponsors with the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce's Keep Kingsport Beautiful (KKB) program will be hard at work keeping the city looking its best, says KKB director, Robin Cleary.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

March 22nd, 2015 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign.

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Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

March 22nd, 2015 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday.

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Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

March 22nd, 2015 5:42 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin.

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Tapping Eastman's know-how a smart move

Tapping Eastman's know-how a smart move

March 22nd, 2015 4:00 pm by Editorial Board

And now, at the suggestion of Mayor Phillips, Eastman has stepped up with its expertise in bailing the city board of education out of a bad decision. Eastman has been an Energy Star partner since 2008 and was an Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2012-20

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A view from the mezzanine: Photos from Kingsport Speedway's opening day

March 22nd, 2015 2:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

One of the best places to watch a race at Kingsport Speedway is the mazzanine parking high above turns three and four. It's where spectators can drop the tailgate, fire up the grill, and turn a day at the races into a picnic.

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Controversy abounds over proposed rock quarry in Lee County

Controversy abounds over proposed rock quarry in Lee County

March 22nd, 2015 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Thunderous applause followed every objection. And one by one, residents stepped up in front of the Commission and urged them to deny the rezoning request. A lot of residents hit on the same themes during their allotted time of three minutes per person.

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Fun Fest announces 2015 concert lineup

Fun Fest announces 2015 concert lineup

March 22nd, 2015 1:00 pm by Staff reports

Fun Fest 2015 will end the week with opener, Echosmith and headliner, The Band Perry. Echosmith released their first single, "Cool Kids" in 2013. The Band Perry is a country music group that originated in Greeneville consisting of Kimberly, Reid and Neil

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