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McDonald's, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

October 7th, 2010 4:52 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that nearly a million workers won't get a consumer protection in the U.S. health reform law meant to cap insurance costs because the government exempted their employers.Thirty companies and organizations, including McDonald's and Ja

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2009 SW Va. GOP candidate convicted of sex assault charges

October 7th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that Troy Bird, a former candidate for a state House of Delegates seat representing Roanoke, was convicted Wednesday of sexual assault.Bird, 28, a Republican who campaigned last year as a bearded and tattooed social and fisc

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Pair charged with defrauding immigrant workers

October 7th, 2010 4:39 am by NET Staff report

GREENEVILLE A federal court date was set for two city residents who were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 36 counts of wire fraud and aiding and abetting wire fraud in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.Debra Lynn Gouge, 52, and Jawad Lashin, 35

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3 Johnson City men mugged at gunpoint on West Maple Street

October 7th, 2010 4:38 am by NET Staff report

Three men were mugged at gunpoint while walking home on West Maple Street early Wednesday morning, with one handing over cash and one refusing, police reports said.Andrew Price, 22, was confronted by two men around 3 a.m. at 800 W. Maple St. The men began

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NRA chooses not to endorse either candidate in Tenn. governor's race

October 6th, 2010 11:32 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Neither Democrat Mike McWherter nor Republican Bill Haslam have succeeded in securing a coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association in the Tennessee governor's race. The country's largest gun rights organization gave Has

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Guest finds male hotel worker wearing her panties, skirt and high-heel shoes, sues Hyatt Corp.

October 6th, 2010 5:10 am by Staff Report

The smoking gun is reporting that a Los Angeles woman is suing the Hyatt Corp. in connection with a June incident when she returned to her hotel room to discover a male worker wearing her panties, skirt, and high-heeled shoes.In a Los Angeles Superior Co

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Temp hiring is back. Is a jobs recovery next?

October 6th, 2010 5:03 am by Staff Report

According to CNNMoney.com, when temporary hiring picks up, full time jobs are soon to follow. At least, that's the way it's supposed to work. But so far, that hasn't happened this time.Jobs in the temporary services industry are up 22.1% year-over-year, a

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Tea Parties forge alliances in bid to advance agendas

October 6th, 2010 4:58 am by Staff Report

RICHMOND, Va.The tea-party movement is turning more professional. Around the country, tea-party groups are building increasingly sophisticated political organizations and overcoming early bickering to push legislative platforms, elect their own delegates,

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