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Tennessee GOP supermajority struggles to find footing

Tennessee GOP supermajority struggles to find footing

June 16th, 2013 8:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam began the year by dismissing what he called misguided predictions that the new Republican supermajority in state government would devolve into infighting.

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Fracking fuels water fights in nation’s dry spots

Fracking fuels water fights in nation’s dry spots

June 16th, 2013 7:24 pm by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

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Goldendoodle sniffs out low sugar trouble

Goldendoodle sniffs out low sugar trouble

June 16th, 2013 7:22 pm by BOB FOWLER, Knoxville News Sentinel

POWELL, Tenn. — This beast is not only a looker. He’s a lifesaver. People are drawn to this 19-month-old dog. But don’t pet him, begs owner JoAnn Lasley of Powell.

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Kingsport City Schools hiring bus drivers

Kingsport City Schools hiring bus drivers

June 16th, 2013 6:58 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Faced with a shortage of school bus drivers, Kingsport City Schools is using a school bus with a hanging sign to advertise.

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Bite marks derided as unreliable in court

Bite marks derided as unreliable in court

June 16th, 2013 6:48 pm by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

At least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks on the flesh of victims have been exonerated since 2000.

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Man wanted in Tennessee shooting surrenders

Man wanted in Tennessee shooting surrenders

June 16th, 2013 6:17 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A man accused of shooting his girlfriend and her three teenage daughters in a neighborhood near Nashville has surrendered to officials in Memphis, authorities said Sunday.

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Affirmative action ruling: race vs. class

Affirmative action ruling: race vs. class

June 16th, 2013 5:37 pm by JUSTIN POPE, AP Education Writer

A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier, upholding the right of colleges to make limited use of racial preferences to ensure a diverse student body. But the court is widely expected to roll back that decision.

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Completion of welcome center project pushed back

Completion of welcome center project pushed back

June 16th, 2013 5:29 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The timeline for the welcome center project has changed again and will likely mean construction of the actual building will not take place until later this summer, pushing the completion date into early 2014.

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EMA director: Hawkins office holders ignoring safety hazards

June 16th, 2013 3:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

“We found curling irons plugged up two or three at a time in a room at the Justice Center. We found a cubicle that had all kinds of paper work with an electric heater plugged up under it, and on it with no one at the cubicle."

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Office sets up blood drive to honor memory of co-worker’s husband

Office sets up blood drive to honor memory of co-worker’s husband

June 16th, 2013 7:13 am by Nick Shepherd

Mike Wilder passed away suddenly in the spring. His wife, Donna, works at State Farm, so her co-workers decided to do something special to honor Mike.

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