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GM recalls challenge company, frustrate customers

GM recalls challenge company, frustrate customers

May 8th, 2014 9:42 am by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

GM says it will take six months to make and distribute all the parts for the largest recall: 2.6 million small cars with faulty ignition switches that the company links to 13 deaths.

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Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

May 8th, 2014 9:41 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable.

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Haslam: Judicial campaign could hurt amendment

Haslam: Judicial campaign could hurt amendment

May 8th, 2014 9:40 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he's concerned an effort by fellow Republicans to defeat three Democratic state Supreme Court justices in August could "muddy the waters" for a separate constitutional amendment

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Group offers tips on how to help keep area ozone levels down

Group offers tips on how to help keep area ozone levels down

May 7th, 2014 11:27 pm by Matthew Lane

The Ozone Action Partnership held its annual media day press conference Wednesday to help spread the word of the health and economic development effects caused by ozone and what residents can do to reduce ozone levels in the community.

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UnitedHealthcare, Wellmont face off in contract dispute

UnitedHealthcare, Wellmont face off in contract dispute

May 7th, 2014 11:22 pm by Staff Report

UnitedHealthcare said the company is notifying approximately 20,000 of its commercial and Medicare members in the Tri-Cities area that its contract with Wellmont will terminate on May 31.

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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

May 7th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

The plan seeks to move the marijuana industry away from its cash-only roots. Banks routinely reject pot businesses for even basic services because they fear running afoul of federal law, which considers marijuana and its proceeds illegal.

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BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

May 7th, 2014 9:38 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan South High School will soon have a more secure permanent entrance similar to Sullivan County's other three high schools, albeit at more than double the original cost estimate.

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UPDATE: Treadway woman killed, two daughters critically injured in Hawkins crash

UPDATE: Treadway woman killed, two daughters critically injured in Hawkins crash

May 7th, 2014 4:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

According to THP Trooper David Good, a 2002 Pontiac driven by Michelle L. Hunt, 35, of Treadway, was traveling west on Clinch Valley Road around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Good said Hunt was attempting to negotiate a curve when the vehicle left the road.

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Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

May 7th, 2014 3:31 pm by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer

For those who fear an overcrowded planet, this is good news. For the economy, not so good.

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Kingsport man gets 15 years in drug conspiracy

Kingsport man gets 15 years in drug conspiracy

May 7th, 2014 2:48 pm by Matthew Lane

Ricky Dwayne Harvey, 30, received the 180 month prison sentence for his part in a scheme to distribute 10,000 oxycodone pills throughout Northeast Tennessee.

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