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Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

July 1st, 2015 12:52 pm by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

Companies have been cutting ties with Trump left and right after his presidential campaign kickoff speech last week in which he declared that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists.

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Wise schools' Vicars headed for MECC

Wise schools' Vicars headed for MECC

July 1st, 2015 9:00 am by Stephen Igo

The county school division's director of business and finance for the last 11 years plus, has accepted the position of vice president of finance and administration at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap.

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Vendors sought for Back to School Expo

Vendors sought for Back to School Expo

July 1st, 2015 9:00 am by Marybeth McLain, Kingsport City Schools

Event July 28 at Kingsport Town Center

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Obama visit expected to tout health law, not Insure Tennessee

Obama visit expected to tout health law, not Insure Tennessee

July 1st, 2015 7:50 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Barack Obama's visit to Nashville on Wednesday to tout his health care law is getting mixed reactions from those on both sides of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee.

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Justices take up dispute over union fees

Justices take up dispute over union fees

June 30th, 2015 9:59 am by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

The justices said Tuesday they will hear an appeal from a group of California teachers who say it violates their First Amendment rights to have to pay any fees if they disagree with a union's positions and don't want to join it.

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THDA targets middle income Tennesseans with Great Choice loan product

THDA targets middle income Tennesseans with Great Choice loan product

June 29th, 2015 8:08 am by Hank Hayes

The loan program offers down payment assistance and 30-year fixed interest rate mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers, repeat homebuyers and military members with credit scores of at least 640.

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RiverBend rises again

RiverBend rises again

June 29th, 2015 8:06 am by Matthew Lane

Years ago, local developers planned to transform 80 acres around the Walmart Supercenter on Fort Henry Drive into a retail and restaurant development, with housing overlooking the Holston River. The original project never materialized.

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SpaceX launch ends in failure when rocket erupts

SpaceX launch ends in failure when rocket erupts

June 28th, 2015 1:55 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments.

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Report: 'Severe shortage' of affordable Tenn. rental housing

Report: 'Severe shortage' of affordable Tenn. rental housing

June 28th, 2015 12:01 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Developers are shying away from using Low Income Housing Tax Credits to build housing for lower income people in Tennessee's rural areas and small towns, according to Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

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TCRA's short-term parking lot headed for demolition

TCRA's short-term parking lot headed for demolition

June 26th, 2015 8:15 am by Hank Hayes

Airport officials indicated the lot will be closed in August and then demolished to develop a new short-term lot with all those parking spaces brought down to ground level as part of TCRA's $2.6 million terminal improvements effort.

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