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House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

July 29th, 2014 1:24 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

Speaker praises Common Core during Kingsport visit, says schools get bad rap

July 29th, 2014 1:03 pm by Rick Wagner

Common Core standards are "common sense," but U.S. public education is not the broken, under-performing system some portray it to be. That was part of the message from consultant John Draper at the 2014 Kingsport City Schools teachers' convocation.

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One dead in Kingsport shooting, second victim critical

One dead in Kingsport shooting, second victim critical

July 29th, 2014 11:02 am by Rain Smith

A Monday night shooting in Kingsport has left one man dead and another in critical condition, with police saying a suspect has been identified but not yet located.

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Sullivan early voter turnout heavy

Sullivan early voter turnout heavy

July 29th, 2014 9:17 am by J. H. Osborne

By Monday, the ninth day of early voting, 7,972 voters had cast ballots — up from 7,276 at the same point of early voting in August 2010.

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Girls, Inc. van driver crashes into Bristol animal hospital

Girls, Inc. van driver crashes into Bristol animal hospital

July 29th, 2014 7:39 am by Wes Bunch

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Bristol woman is facing charges after she allegedly hit another vehicle and struck the entrance to an animal hospital Monday while driving a van loaded with children.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 7:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency.

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Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

Eastman's June shutdown negatively impacts earnings by $10 M

July 29th, 2014 7:24 am by Hank Hayes

Still, earnings from continuing operations, excluding non-core or non-recurring items, were $1.92 per diluted share for the second quarter versus $1.80 per diluted share in last year's second quarter.

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Hawkins school director urges  12 cent tax hike to balance budget

Hawkins school director urges 12 cent tax hike to balance budget

July 29th, 2014 5:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Director of Schools Steve Starnes told the Hawkins County Board of Education Monday that the school system is on an "unsustainable path" without new revenue.

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K-Mets' road woes continue with 7-1 loss to Braves

K-Mets' road woes continue with 7-1 loss to Braves

July 29th, 2014 12:34 am by Staff Report

The road has not been kind to the Kingsport Mets this month. Of 13 games played away from Hunter Wright Stadium in July, the K-Mets have dropped nine of them, including Monday's 7-1 loss at Danville.

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KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

July 29th, 2014 12:05 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Sunday evening's Sullivan County tornado revealed more than the devastating side of nature, according to police, but also nearly $2,000 worth of goods recently stolen in Kingsport burglaries.

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