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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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Wellmont 'excited' by Supreme Court ruling, but GOP lawmakers weren't

Wellmont 'excited' by Supreme Court ruling, but GOP lawmakers weren't

June 25th, 2015 8:30 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System on Thursday said it was "excited" by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding tax subsidies in Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act.

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Kingsport continues to lead growth in Sullivan sales tax revenue

Kingsport continues to lead growth in Sullivan sales tax revenue

June 24th, 2015 11:53 pm by J. H. Osborne

As a whole, countywide sales tax revenue this month continued a growth spurt that started last month, according to a report prepared by Sullivan County's accounts and budgets staff.

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Divisions remain on Greece as officials meet for last push

Divisions remain on Greece as officials meet for last push

June 24th, 2015 8:24 am by LORNE COOK and DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press

Before leaving for meetings in Brussels, the leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized the International Monetary Fund as being needlessly picky about the reforms Greece had proposed.

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Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

June 23rd, 2015 2:50 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The $180M investment includes an expansion of Gestamp's existing Chattanooga plant and construction of a new plant on the Volkswagen campus that will produce sheet metal pieces for the outside of a new mid-size SUV currently in development.

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McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

June 23rd, 2015 9:47 am by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

Opponents, meanwhile, are mounting an equally emotional push to keep Obama from obtaining "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and others.

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Ramsey advocates change in Tennessee's road funding

Ramsey advocates change in Tennessee's road funding

June 23rd, 2015 9:03 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Tennessee's 21.4-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hasn't gone up since 1989. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says the gas tax hasn't kept up with fuel-efficient vehicles that are responding to tougher federal fuel standards.

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