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BMS official named commissioner of Tennessee tourism development

BMS official named commissioner of Tennessee tourism development

March 17th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam named Kevin Triplett as commissioner of the Department of Tourist Development. Triplett, 49, is vice president of public affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Secret 'pre-meetings' become commonplace in Tennessee House

Secret 'pre-meetings' become commonplace in Tennessee House

March 17th, 2015 2:21 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG and LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House members scheduled to debate and vote on key bills later in the week are increasingly holding secret "pre-meetings" to discuss pending legislation.

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Motorcycle rider killed in Carter County crash

Motorcycle rider killed in Carter County crash

March 17th, 2015 8:07 am by NET News Service

A two-vehicle collision in the Stoney Creek area of Carter County left a motorcycle rider dead, although authorities aren't sure what caused her to crash.

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Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

Lawmakers weigh in on 'net neutrality'

March 17th, 2015 7:53 am by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

Lawmakers are getting their chance this week to weigh in on the "net neutrality" debate that has pitted Internet activists against big cable companies and prompted a record number of public comments filed to U.S. regulators.

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Political action committees spent $10 million on Tennessee elections

Political action committees spent $10 million on Tennessee elections

March 16th, 2015 6:28 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Registry of Election Finance reports show political action committees spent more than $10 million to influence elections of candidates for office last year.

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GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

March 16th, 2015 8:41 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with the pledge to balance the nation's budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

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Man, 20, charged with shooting officers in Ferguson

Man, 20, charged with shooting officers in Ferguson

March 15th, 2015 5:21 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A 20-year-old charged Sunday with shooting two police officers watching over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department told investigators he wasn't targeting the officers, officials said.

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Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

Big bills to view public documents discourage public access

March 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

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Meth lab found in Indiana Wal-Mart restroom

Meth lab found in Indiana Wal-Mart restroom

March 15th, 2015 3:15 pm by Associated Press

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.

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Social Security records say 6.5 million in U.S. reach age 112

Social Security records say 6.5 million in U.S. reach age 112

March 14th, 2015 8:03 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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