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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

July 15th, 2014 7:06 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, told Congress that at the insistence of officials from President Barack Obama on down, the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000 — a 55 percent decrease from the peak.

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City wants its money back: Kingsport hoping to recover extra funds spent on D-B stadium renovation

City wants its money back: Kingsport hoping to recover extra funds spent on D-B stadium renovation

July 15th, 2014 6:51 am by Matthew Lane

The project hit a snag last month when Pat Breeding with GRC informed the BMA of an issue regarding the generator for the elevator and how its specifications in the plans were not adequate to operate the elevator.

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Shipley leads Hulsey in 2nd House District race fundraising

Shipley leads Hulsey in 2nd House District race fundraising

July 14th, 2014 10:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Incumbent GOP state Rep. Tony Shipley has a huge fundraising advantage over Republican Primary challenger Bud Hulsey with help from political action committees, according to second quarter disclosures filed with the state.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

Haslam-owned truck-stop chain to pay $92M fine

July 14th, 2014 3:14 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.

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VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

July 14th, 2014 2:49 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.

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Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

July 14th, 2014 8:28 am by By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Washingtonians can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law. But that doesn't mean they won't be punished — or even fired — for it.

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Polls open Friday for early voting

Polls open Friday for early voting

July 14th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

The county general election includes most county government offices, including county mayor, county sheriff, all 24 members of the Sullivan County Commission, highway commissioner, county trustee, register of deeds, and county clerk.

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Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

July 13th, 2014 5:04 pm by Associated Press

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

July 13th, 2014 10:00 am by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways

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Phillips accuses Shipley of telling merchants to sue city over flooding last year

Phillips accuses Shipley of telling merchants to sue city over flooding last year

July 13th, 2014 9:00 am by Hank Hayes

"(The merchant) did say something however about your telling merchants that they should file a lawsuit against the city because of the flooding problems," Phillips told Shipley in the letter, which can be found at the bottom of this article.

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