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Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency

Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency

March 19th, 2015 8:04 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

House Speaker Beth Harwell on Wednesday called for transparency in legislative "pre-meetings," a day after reports about the growing trend of secret committee discussions about pending legislation.

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GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

March 19th, 2015 7:37 am by DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Senate Republicans, already eying the 2016 elections, balked at a politically sensitive House plan to turn health care coverage for seniors into a voucher-like program for those who enroll beginning in 2024.

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EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

March 18th, 2015 7:45 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - President Barack Obama's administration won't be backing away from tightening federal regulations negatively impacting the coal industry, an EPA Regional Administrator indicated on Wednesday.

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Police report 'highly potent' pot bust in Kingsport

Police report 'highly potent' pot bust in Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A search warrant has netted the arrest of two Kingsport men, one on felony charges, after police allegedly discovered more than four ounces of "medical grade" marijuana.

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Kingsport man cleared in cruelty case, reclaims dog

Kingsport man cleared in cruelty case, reclaims dog

March 18th, 2015 2:20 pm by Rain Smith

One day after her Kingsport owner was found not guilty of animal cruelty - and 10 months after a video posted to social media went viral, spurring his charge - Lucy has returned to her adopted home.

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Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

March 18th, 2015 1:35 pm by Matthew Lane

A 36-year-old Johnson City woman received a 27-month prison sentence on Tuesday for her involvement in a prostitution scheme, where underage girls were driven across state lines to have sex with construction workers.

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VDOT still battling slides on roadways

VDOT still battling slides on roadways

March 18th, 2015 12:17 pm by Stephen Igo

Personnel continue to clear slides off roadways in Wise and Dickenson Counties that occurred - and are still occurring in some places - as a result of the crippling weather over the last two weeks of February and first week of this month.

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Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

Snack company bringing nearly 300 jobs to Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 10:41 am by Matthew Lane

A Vancouver-based specialty snack foods company plans to establish its U.S. headquarters in Kingsport later this year through a $22 million investment in a new manufacturing facility and the creation of 273 new jobs.

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US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

March 18th, 2015 8:45 am by TED BRIDIS, Associated Press

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

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Residents want BMA to keep Lynn View Community Center open five days a week

Residents want BMA to keep Lynn View Community Center open five days a week

March 18th, 2015 7:44 am by Nick Shepherd

According to some senior citizens in the Lynn Garden area, there is a hidden jewel in the heart of that community. Problem is, only a select few know about it, and budget restraints cut the number of days it is open.

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