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Obama sending $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

Obama sending $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

February 2nd, 2015 9:21 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that seeks to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations and use the extra income to lift the fortunes of families who have felt squeezed during tough economic times.

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City hopes to raise funds to buy 'Interlude' sculpture

City hopes to raise funds to buy 'Interlude' sculpture

February 2nd, 2015 9:20 am by Matthew Lane

"It helps to add to the overall flavor of the (sculpture) walk by having permanent pieces in addition to rotating pieces," Harmon said, noting "Interlude" has become a bit of an icon at the higher education center.

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Special session on Insure Tennessee gets underway Monday

Special session on Insure Tennessee gets underway Monday

February 2nd, 2015 9:18 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Lawmakers convene a special session Monday to take up Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans.

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'You gotta have Faith': Students, community raise nearly six times goal for cancer-stricken classmate

'You gotta have Faith': Students, community raise nearly six times goal for cancer-stricken classmate

February 2nd, 2015 9:03 am by Nick Shepherd

"We had students bringing in their birthday money," said Kerry Lancaster, a third-grade teacher and assistant principal at Indian Springs. "We had students who emptied out their piggy banks ... and students who made bracelets and sold them."

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Tri-Cities ranks third in most Bible-minded U.S. cities

Tri-Cities ranks third in most Bible-minded U.S. cities

February 1st, 2015 6:04 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Have you heard the good news? Well, the news is good, depending on who you speak with in regards to the Tri-Cities being named the third most Bible-minded city in the United States.

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Five lawmakers to watch in Insure Tennessee special session

Five lawmakers to watch in Insure Tennessee special session

February 1st, 2015 5:51 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — As Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal to cover 280,000 low-income people heads into a special legislative session Monday, here are five lawmakers who are playing key roles in the debate.

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Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

February 1st, 2015 5:44 pm by Associated Press

The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program.

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Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast

February 1st, 2015 5:34 pm by SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press

A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights and making roads treacherous.

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Mobile dental unit to roll out by midsummer

Mobile dental unit to roll out by midsummer

February 1st, 2015 4:57 pm by Matthew Lane

Dental care is the number one unmet health need in our region with the United Way of Greater Kingsport identifying more than 16,000 people in Sullivan County not having adequate access to dental care.

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Story of pit bull's rescue earns Mount Carmel animal shelter $500 prize

Story of pit bull's rescue earns Mount Carmel animal shelter $500 prize

February 1st, 2015 12:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

The story of an abused pit bull rescued by the Mount Carmel Animal Shelter five years ago had a happy ending for the dog, and five years later the experience is paying for the shelter as well.

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