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Sentencing handed down in BVU kickback scheme

Sentencing handed down in BVU kickback scheme

June 19th, 2015 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Two former vice presidents and a contractor for Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority were sentenced in federal court in Abingdon on Thursday for defrauding the company of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a kickback scheme.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

June 19th, 2015 11:31 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The long-expected rules come one day after Pope Francis issued a teaching document calling for the world to take action to slow climate change.

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Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

June 19th, 2015 9:53 am by Staff Report

But now the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is rejecting state's application to register the new logo on the basis that it is "primary geographically descriptive."

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Decades before Rachel Dolezal, there was Mark Stebbins in a Stockton scandal

Decades before Rachel Dolezal, there was Mark Stebbins in a Stockton scandal

June 19th, 2015 9:52 am by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Rachel Dolezal's story is not new. This has all happened before - three decades ago, in an epic city council battle in California that has long faded from public memory.

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After doubting, economists find China is killing US factory jobs

After doubting, economists find China is killing US factory jobs

June 19th, 2015 9:51 am by By Peter Gosselin and Mike Dorning, Bloomberg News (TNS)

Their findings are likely to fuel the opposition within President Barack Obama's own Democratic Party to his proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership and similar pacts lowering barriers to international commerce.

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Rangers, SEALs, now Raiders: Marines resurrect historic name

Rangers, SEALs, now Raiders: Marines resurrect historic name

June 19th, 2015 9:50 am by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders.

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TVA to hold hearings on proliferation of 'floating houses'

TVA to hold hearings on proliferation of 'floating houses'

June 19th, 2015 9:08 am by Associated Press

TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said the agency has had a moratorium on non-navigable houseboats since 1978, but many people have continued to build them, claiming that they are watercraft.

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Church shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Church shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 9:05 am by JEFFREY COLLINS and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

The Charleston victims included a state senator who doubled as the church's minister, three other pastors, a regional library manager, a high school coach and speech therapist, a government administrator, a college counselor and a recent college graduate.

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Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

Regional Realtors say May was best home sales month in 7 years

June 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Hank Hayes

May was the best single month for home sales in the Tri-Cities since the economic downturn that began in 2008, according to report released Thursday by the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors.

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Smokies festival honors work of southern Appalachian women

Smokies festival honors work of southern Appalachian women

June 18th, 2015 10:02 am by Associated Press

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting the annual Women's Work Festival that honors the contributions of the women of southern Appalachia.

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