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Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

June 1st, 2015 5:15 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

"Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July cover of Vanity Fair, with a photo of a long-haired Jenner in a strapless corset, legs crossed, sitting on a stool.

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Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

June 1st, 2015 3:16 pm by Rain Smith

A suspected burglar who was shot while climbing in the window of a Kingsport home remained hospitalized on Monday, while the resident who opened fire is recuperating from the shock of the incident.

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Greater Kingsport Family YMCA summer programs designed to help youth 'hop the gap'

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA summer programs designed to help youth 'hop the gap'

June 1st, 2015 3:00 pm by Tanja Moody

The Greater Kingsport Family YMCA's new Hop the Gap initiative aims to close the gap created by summer in five specific areas: hunger, health, learning, water safety and safe spaces.

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Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

June 1st, 2015 2:30 pm by Associated Press

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has proposed raising premiums next year by an average of more than 36 percent after losing $141 million during its first year of offering individual health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act.

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'Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins County students a career boost

'Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins County students a career boost

June 1st, 2015 1:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

Beginning in 2015-16, Hawkins County Schools will partner with area businesses and some neighboring school systems to offer high school seniors a leg up on a career if they meet certain criteria.

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KPD: Burglars sledgehammer their way into pharmacy

KPD: Burglars sledgehammer their way into pharmacy

June 1st, 2015 12:14 pm by Rain Smith

Three people have been arrested for separate incidents at a Kingsport pharmacy: a woman who allegedly claimed she had a gun to steal medication, and a couple believed to have sledgehammered through a concrete wall to swipe drugs.

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GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

June 1st, 2015 10:10 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans.

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Don't drink Obama haters' Kool-Aid

Don't drink Obama haters' Kool-Aid

June 1st, 2015 10:02 am by Letters to the Editor

As for Obama's miserable failures, the Kool-Aid we're not drinking is yours. President Obama took the stimulus and brought back the auto industry, the banks, the stock market, ended the Iraq war, and killed bin Laden.

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Sullivan officials seek attorney review of insurance pact

Sullivan officials seek attorney review of insurance pact

June 1st, 2015 10:02 am by J. H. Osborne

Insurance Committee Chairman Mark Bowery said taped conversations with the company's representative can be used to show the committee was misled about what was covered by the written contract.

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Moonshine continues to permeate East Tennessee culture

Moonshine continues to permeate East Tennessee culture

June 1st, 2015 8:36 am by LANCE COLEMAN, Knoxville News Sentinel

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The city's first jar of legal moonshine was sold July 3, 2010. Some saw the moment as a salute to independence, a shedding of antiquated laws that kept the region from telling an important part of its history.

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