Kingsport Times News Monday, April 27, 2015
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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

April 14th, 2015 6:30 pm by Matthew Lane

City leaders have approved a measure requesting the city limits as an Adventure Tourism District. Businesses that would qualify for state tax credits include kayaking, all-terrain vehicles, equine activities, rappelling, hang-gliding and shooting sports.

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Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

April 14th, 2015 1:21 pm by Hank Hayes

With more people flying, more of them are also packing firearms and doing the wrong thing by trying to get them through airport security checkpoints. Four guns were confiscated last year at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with two already taken this year.

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Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

Chicago company employs only veterans, shows how work is a mission

April 14th, 2015 8:39 am by By Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune

Veterans who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan were returning home and not finding jobs. Some were homeless, some just barely making ends meet.

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Tempur-Pedic finds success in Scott County

Tempur-Pedic finds success in Scott County

April 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

The Tempur Production USA facility came online in Duffield in May 2001 after Tempur-Pedic's initial production facility in Denmark could not keep up with the demand for the NASA-inspired mattress.

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'New fiber' at Phipps Bend crucial to industrial recruitment

'New fiber' at Phipps Bend crucial to industrial recruitment

April 11th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

For years the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board has tried to get "fiber" into Phipps Bend, but the providers weren't willing to make the investment.

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Haslam wants lawmakers to approve tax break for FedEx

Haslam wants lawmakers to approve tax break for FedEx

April 9th, 2015 7:50 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration wants lawmakers to approve a cut in aviation fuel taxes for Memphis-based FedEx Corp. Under the proposal, FedEx's aviation fuel tax liability would be capped at $10.5 million - down from $32 million.

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Wellmont, MSHA appoint integration board members

Wellmont, MSHA appoint integration board members

April 8th, 2015 8:58 am by Hank Hayes

The health care systems, according to a prepared release, have now entered a due diligence period and are working to develop a definitive agreement to merge

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Environmental group places Holston near top of 'Most Endangered Rivers' list

Environmental group places Holston near top of 'Most Endangered Rivers' list

April 7th, 2015 5:15 pm by Hank Hayes

In a report released Tuesday, the Washington, D.C.-based group named the Holston River number three on its endangered water streams in the nation, citing discharge from BAE Systems' RDX explosives production at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

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Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

April 7th, 2015 7:59 am by Hank Hayes

Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program since 2008, Eastman said it has made improvements in its energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, cost savings and lowered emissions.

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