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Tenn. business groups oppose English-only driver's testing

April 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Chas Sisk

Business groups are lining up to oppose legislation that would require testing potential drivers in English only, and the organization behind the legislation is fighting back with a pressure campaign aimed at Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas Inc. T

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Bill supporting horse meat processing plant advances

April 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE - By a one-vote margin, a bill that lays the groundwork for establishing a horse meat processing plant in Tennessee advanced through a key House subcommittee Wednesday despite opposition from singer Willie Nelson.State Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Stra

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18 illegal immigrants found jammed in van

April 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Bob Fowler

KINGSTON - Authorities found 18 illegal immigrants jammed into a stolen passenger van after it was observed "traveling recklessly" eastbound on Interstate 40 in Roane County on Wednesday morning."This was actually a human smuggling operation that originat

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Appeals court upholds vehicular homicide conviction in 2005 Johnson City drag racing death

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff report

An appeals court has upheld David Phillips' vehicular homicide conviction and six-year prison sentence related to a 2005 drag racing-related crash that killed one area teenager and severely injured another.David Phillips, 43, was in the Washington County

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Senator vows to block all spending billing that are not 'paid for'

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Hill is reporting that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has vowed to block all future spending bills in the Senate that aren't fully "paid for" with cuts to other spending programs.Coburn and other Republicans are already blocking a $9 billion bill to extend

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