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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

February 24th, 2015 7:16 am by MOLLY DISCHNER, Associated Press

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

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Update: KPD encourages motorists to heed conditions

Update: KPD encourages motorists to heed conditions

February 24th, 2015 5:32 am by Rain Smith

Following significantly larger snowfalls than expected early Tuesday morning, the Kingsport Police Department has "strongly encouraged" motorists to stay home until roadways improve.

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Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall Street fight

Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall Street fight

February 23rd, 2015 7:49 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts.

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Southwest Virginia digging out

Southwest Virginia digging out

February 23rd, 2015 3:53 pm by Stephen Igo

Total snow accumulations from the entire week's shebang averaged close to 2 feet across much of the region. Water issues remain troublesome for some communities like Pound, which is on a boil water notice due to a main line break.

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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

February 23rd, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

After a weeklong holiday break, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday and start work on Obama's request. Some Republicans say Obama's proposal is too restrictive for the mission to succeed.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 23rd, 2015 8:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 22nd, 2015 7:39 pm by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

February 22nd, 2015 5:38 pm by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Three mothers - all of them educated, middle-class professionals - are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.

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Alabama woman set for trial in granddaughter's running death

Alabama woman set for trial in granddaughter's running death

February 22nd, 2015 2:26 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Prosecutors contend that on Feb. 17, 2012, Joyce Hardin Garrard made her 9-year-old granddaughter run and carry wood for about three hours as punishment for a lie about eating chocolate.

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21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

February 22nd, 2015 12:54 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday elevated Tennessee to a higher level state of emergency, meaning hard-hit areas may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

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