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Obama unveils $300 billion transportation infrastructure plan

Obama unveils $300 billion transportation infrastructure plan

February 27th, 2014 6:52 am by By Corey Mitchell, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)

President Barack Obama has unveiled plans for a burst of spending on transportation and infrastructure projects, a proposal the White House says will save middle-class jobs and provide an overdue investment in the country's foundation.

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New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

February 27th, 2014 6:48 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.

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Forestry officials investigating two SW Va. wildfires

Forestry officials investigating two SW Va. wildfires

February 26th, 2014 11:23 pm by Wes Bunch

William Miller, VDOF senior area forester, said the first blaze began Monday off Copper Creek Road in Scott County's Manville community, roughly five miles north of Gate City.

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Report: Tri-Cities area suffers largest loss of jobs since 2009

Report: Tri-Cities area suffers largest loss of jobs since 2009

February 26th, 2014 11:07 pm by Hank Hayes

The ETSU report noted employment has now declined for the past seven quarters, as the jobless rate for the Tri-Cities Consolidated Statistical Area was 7 percent compared to 6.8 percent a year earlier.

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Sullivan County property tax deadline looms

Sullivan County property tax deadline looms

February 26th, 2014 10:41 pm by J. H. Osborne

If you're a Sullivan County property owner and you haven't paid your 2013 county property taxes, you have until Friday to do so before late fees kick in. The deadline for payment of 2013 property taxes in Sullivan County is Feb. 28.

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Richlands caught up in Gate City's whirlwind

Richlands caught up in Gate City's whirlwind

February 26th, 2014 10:00 pm by George Thwaites

Blue Devils post 27-point second quarter effort on their way to a 77-54 win over the Blue Tornado in Wednesday's VHSL 2A West quarterfinals.

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Arizona governor vetoes bill protecting those who refuse service to gays

Arizona governor vetoes bill protecting those who refuse service to gays

February 26th, 2014 8:36 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

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State panel advances Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill

State panel advances Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill

February 26th, 2014 7:44 pm by Staff Report

The Bristol Republican had argued over the years that the legislation would save lives and bring more federal highway funds to Tennessee, but it repeatedly failed to get out of any committee.

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Big changes ahead for frequent fliers on Delta

Big changes ahead for frequent fliers on Delta

February 26th, 2014 7:29 pm by Associated Press

Delta Air Lines is making fundamental changes to its frequent flier program and will reward those who buy its priciest tickets, as opposed to those who fly the most miles. It will be the first major carrier to make such a change.

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Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

February 26th, 2014 6:58 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

September 21, 2013, was a day Rachel Layer thought would be her last. Late in the evening, an attacker had entered her residence after prying his way in through the bathroom window, crawled behind where she was lying on her couch, and began choking her.

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