Kingsport Times News Monday, March 2, 2015
Entertainment Regional & National
Tennessee public television stations to air legislative show

Tennessee public television stations to air legislative show

February 27th, 2015 11:35 pm by Associated Press

The program is hosted Chip Hoback and produced by Tim Weeks. The first episode features interviews with Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Comments
News Regional & National
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

February 27th, 2015 4:52 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks, killing seven people before taking his own life.

Comments
News Regional & National
Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

February 27th, 2015 4:51 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Some Republican lawmakers still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange.

Comments
News Regional & National
Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

February 27th, 2015 8:40 am by Associated Press

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters meeting in Nashville this week

Comments
News Regional & National
Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

February 27th, 2015 8:39 am by VADIM GHIRDA, Associated Press; PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements.

Comments
News Regional & National Business & Technology
Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

February 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says it may have been a "mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville that started its life as a Saturn factory.

Comments
News Regional & National
FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

February 26th, 2015 7:00 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer

The cities, including Chattanooga, built networks offering super-fast speeds at low cost when telecommunications companies decided not to expand fast service in their area.

Comments
News Regional & National
Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

February 26th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus wants a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Sheila Butt, accused of a racist Facebook post stripped of her leadership position.

Comments
News Local News Regional & National
Same old snowy grind in SWVA

Same old snowy grind in SWVA

February 26th, 2015 11:28 am by Stephen Igo

WISE -- A warmup is on the way, but rain may also be in the future. That will bring the next worry: flooding.

Comments
News Local News Regional & National
McAuliffe promises state help for SW Va.

McAuliffe promises state help for SW Va.

February 25th, 2015 8:54 pm by Stephen Igo

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday hailed the pluck of Southwest Virginians and the work of snowplow crews, the Gate City Army National Guard and all first responders during the region's recent deluge of brutal winter weather.

Comments