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Supreme court denies gay marriage appeals

Supreme court denies gay marriage appeals

October 6th, 2014 11:05 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.

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'A better way'  — Local women promoting 'TNR' method to control cat population

'A better way' — Local women promoting 'TNR' method to control cat population

October 6th, 2014 10:42 am by J. H. Osborne

Their efforts focus on the "trap-neuter-return" concept, and they say it is a more cost-effective and just plain happier alternative to calling animal control when you see cats without owners.

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Tenn. voters to decide on abortion amendment

Tenn. voters to decide on abortion amendment

October 6th, 2014 8:44 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Tennessee voters will have a chance this November to decide whether they want to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions.

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Cyberattacks on state databases escalate

Cyberattacks on state databases escalate

October 6th, 2014 8:39 am by By Jeffrey Stinson, Stateline.org (MCT)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - State governments are facing a daily barrage of cyberattacks from increasingly sophisticated computer hackers. The hackers' rapidly changing tactics threaten the exposure of personal information of millions of people.

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No grants available for water lines to homes near Carters Valley Landfill

No grants available for water lines to homes near Carters Valley Landfill

October 6th, 2014 8:15 am by Jeff Bobo

State and federal authorities need evidence that the Carters Valley Landfill is polluting nearby residential water wells before emergency grant fund will become available to extend treated water service there.

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Kingsport eyes second dog park

Kingsport eyes second dog park

October 6th, 2014 8:00 am by Matthew Lane

At a recent Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, members of Kingsport's young professional organization PEAK, brought up the idea of the city having a second dog park in the downtown area, given the number of people moving downtown with their dogs.

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New policy requires Hawkins school name dedications to be approved by BOE

New policy requires Hawkins school name dedications to be approved by BOE

October 6th, 2014 7:15 am by Jeff Bobo

Although a at least four Hawkins County school facilities have already been given specially dedicated names, until Thursday there was no board policy for the naming of facilities.

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Royals break out brooms with 8-3 win over Angels

Royals break out brooms with 8-3 win over Angels

October 6th, 2014 12:58 am by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each homered and the wild-card Royals finished off a three-game sweep of the mighty Angels with an 8-3 victory Sunday night in the AL division series.

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Ken Coomer recognized as top mine reclamation expert

Ken Coomer recognized as top mine reclamation expert

October 5th, 2014 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy's Ken Coomer, an agency reclamation specialist and field supervisor, has been named the Dean Spindler Reclamationist of the Year for 2014

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Cruz, Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 for ALDS sweep

Cruz, Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 for ALDS sweep

October 5th, 2014 9:10 pm by NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Orioles held off the Tigers 2-1 on Sunday to reach the AL championship series for the first time since 1997.

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