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States look to tax e-cigarettes

States look to tax e-cigarettes

February 9th, 2015 7:40 am by By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org (TNS)

With an eye on the twin concerns of public health and raising revenue, Utah is one of many states considering taxing electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized nicotine and provide the look and feel of smoking .

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ETSU Sex Week set for Tuesday opening

ETSU Sex Week set for Tuesday opening

February 8th, 2015 6:15 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

With East Tennessee State University's first sexuality education event set to kick off in a few days, one of the organizers, Max Carwile, said she doesn't understand what all the fuss was about.

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Drug testing of welfare applicants yields few positives

Drug testing of welfare applicants yields few positives

February 8th, 2015 5:59 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

Six months after the rollout of a controversial law to drug-test people applying for public benefits, only a small fraction of low-income Tennesseans seeking financial assistance have tested positive for illegal drugs.

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FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

February 8th, 2015 5:48 pm by ERICA WERNER and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill.

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Former Scott County deputy honored for dedication and  service

Former Scott County deputy honored for dedication and service

February 8th, 2015 5:37 pm by Marci Gore

Thomas Bowen says his lifelong dream was to follow in his dad's footsteps and work in law enforcement. Eventually, Bowen's dream did come true and, just like his dad, he became a deputy for the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

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Bays Mountain reports newest wolf pups are healthiest yet

Bays Mountain reports newest wolf pups are healthiest yet

February 8th, 2015 4:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Last year, the park added four gray wolf pups to its habitat, bringing the total number of wolves to seven. To the average visitor, the 10-month-old wolves probably look just like any other wolf in the habitat.

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Update: Man kills 2 adults, 2 children, himself in Georgia

Update: Man kills 2 adults, 2 children, himself in Georgia

February 8th, 2015 1:00 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

Police have identified the gunman who took his own life after killing four people and injuring two in a quiet neighborhood near Atlanta.

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Teen dies from wreck injuries, Thomas Jones moves to acting career, new dog park plans and more stories you may have missed

Teen dies from wreck injuries, Thomas Jones moves to acting career, new dog park plans and more stories you may have missed

February 8th, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Take a look at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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New allegations renew old questions about Saudi Arabia, 9-11

New allegations renew old questions about Saudi Arabia, 9-11

February 7th, 2015 7:04 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

For years, some current and former American officials have been urging President Barack Obama to release secret files they say document links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the Sept. 11 attacks.

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'I felt a call' - Former homeless man seeks to help the displaced

'I felt a call' - Former homeless man seeks to help the displaced

February 7th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

In 2006, Lee County's Joshua Rivers was working part-time on an ambulance. He had an apartment, but soon the bills began to pile up.

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