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Social Security set to announce benefit increase

Social Security set to announce benefit increase

October 30th, 2013 8:07 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Nearly 58 million Social Security recipients are finding out how much their monthly payments will go up next year. The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that is being released Wednesday.

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Campaigns begin 1 year from abortion referendum

Campaigns begin 1 year from abortion referendum

October 30th, 2013 8:03 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is hosting a reception and dinner at a Nashville hotel Monday to support the proposed amendment, which would give lawmakers more power to restrict access to abortions.

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6 people dead in SC in apparent domestic dispute

6 people dead in SC in apparent domestic dispute

October 30th, 2013 7:58 am by MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

Authorities found the bodies Tuesday of four adults and two children, including the body of the man they believe called police. The ages of the dead ranged from 9 years old to early 50s.

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Rusty Wilkerson: BMA should know better than to subsidize housing for the elite

Rusty Wilkerson: BMA should know better than to subsidize housing for the elite

October 29th, 2013 10:22 pm by RUSTY WILKERSON

Once again Kingsport has lost the ongoing battle of the Tri-Cities. We don’t have as many houses that cost $500,000 or, even worse, more than Johnson City!

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Kingsport mother arrested after child overdoses

Kingsport mother arrested after child overdoses

October 29th, 2013 2:39 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman has been arrested after her 1-year-old son overdosed on Suboxone — a prescription medication used to treat opioid dependence — and she delayed seeking help for the vomiting child.

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Eastman breaks ground on new corporate business center

Eastman breaks ground on new corporate business center

October 29th, 2013 2:28 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The five-story facility will be an expansion of Eastman’s corporate campus and will be located on the site of its existing ballfields on South Wilcox. It is the first major component of “Project Inspire” — a $1.6 billion reinvestment plan.

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HCSO: Accused drug dealer said gun was ‘to intimidate people’

HCSO: Accused drug dealer said gun was ‘to intimidate people’

October 29th, 2013 1:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Kingsport man who was allegedly found in possession of a pistol and large quantity of pills following a vehicular crash Friday afternoon reportedly told police he had the gun “to intimidate people.”

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US weighing changes after allies object to spying

US weighing changes after allies object to spying

October 29th, 2013 11:55 am by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; KIMBERLY DOZIER, Associated Press

Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying, President Barack Obama and key lawmakers say it's time to look closely at surveillance programs that may have gone too far.

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NJ, NY mark anniversary of destructive superstorm

NJ, NY mark anniversary of destructive superstorm

October 29th, 2013 11:53 am by MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

Residents of coastal neighborhoods battered by Superstorm Sandy one year ago Tuesday are marking the day in ways both public and private, remembering the fierce floodwaters that destroyed their livelihoods.

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Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

Medicare chief apologizes for 'Obamacare' woes

October 29th, 2013 11:51 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press; STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.

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