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Food stamps again a vivid symbol in poverty debate

Food stamps again a vivid symbol in poverty debate

September 21st, 2013 1:38 pm by CONNIE CASS and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "en

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Tenn. denying name changes to same-sex couples

Tenn. denying name changes to same-sex couples

September 21st, 2013 1:26 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee is turning away same-sex couples married in other states who seek to have their names changed on driver's licenses and other state documents.

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JC man charged in bathtub killing due in court

JC man charged in bathtub killing due in court

September 21st, 2013 1:13 pm by Associated Press

A Johnson City man granted a new trial in the drowning his wife in a bathtub is due in court in the coming week.

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Trial date set for 3 in slayings of homeless

Trial date set for 3 in slayings of homeless

September 21st, 2013 12:57 pm by Associated Press

Three people charged with killing a trio of homeless people in Knoxville have been set for trial in 2014.

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Jailer arrested, smoke shop sentencing and more this week in crime

Jailer arrested, smoke shop sentencing and more this week in crime

September 21st, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A review of the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Sept. 13 through Sept. 20.

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King enrollment up again

September 21st, 2013 8:00 am by Rick Wagner

For the 14th consecutive year, King’s enrollment has broken the university’s previous records across every platform, including traditional on-campus studies, graduate professional studies and online programs, according to a Friday Sept. 20 news release fr

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War hero ‘groupies’ follow trail to Gettysburg

War hero ‘groupies’ follow trail to Gettysburg

September 20th, 2013 10:56 pm by Associated Press

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The autograph hounds waiting expectantly in a hotel lobby weren’t drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation’s highest military honor.

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Fed coal policies add heat to Virginia’s race for governor

Fed coal policies add heat to Virginia’s race for governor

September 20th, 2013 9:55 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The limits proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency pretty much guarantee no more coal-fired power plants will be built in the country, delivering a blow to a coal industry that has already seen its domestic market share shrink in recent yea

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Condemnation  authorized to advance Rock Springs sewer work

Condemnation authorized to advance Rock Springs sewer work

September 20th, 2013 9:19 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The measure is being done to move forward on a multimillion-dollar sewer project in the Rock Springs community and not miss the deadline for providing water and sewer services to the Hidden Acres and Peppertree neighborhoods.

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Roe plays down effects of government shutdown

Roe plays down effects of government shutdown

September 20th, 2013 8:37 pm by Hank Hayes

Social Security and veterans’ benefits will still be distributed under a possible partial federal government shutdown unless President Barack Obama “plays just blatant politics,” U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said in a conference call with reporters Friday.

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