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Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

May 8th, 2014 3:37 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

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Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

May 8th, 2014 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who has been wanted for a year after allegedly escaping a police pursuit, leaving behind 47 syringes and an empty vodka bottle in his car, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Kingsport.

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Prescription drug take-back event collects more than 1,000 pounds of medication

Prescription drug take-back event collects more than 1,000 pounds of medication

May 8th, 2014 11:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Half a ton of medications were collected from all around the region during prescription drug take back events held recently.

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East Tennessee man charged in tongue piercing incident

East Tennessee man charged in tongue piercing incident

May 8th, 2014 9:44 am by Associated Press

An East Tennessee man is facing charges after police say he allowed a teenage girl to get her tongue pierced.

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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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