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Police killings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Police killings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

January 14th, 2015 6:15 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Many would place more scrutiny on interactions between law officers and the public, and aim to address concerns about perceived racial injustice, police tactics and civil unrest.

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'Life-changer' - MECC offers Electrical Helper Program

'Life-changer' - MECC offers Electrical Helper Program

January 14th, 2015 1:25 pm by Marci Gore

Those who successfully complete the program will earn nationally recognized trade credentials in the electrical field as well as a GED if they do not already hold a high school credential.

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GOP leader says Tenn. lawmakers will approve VW incentives

GOP leader says Tenn. lawmakers will approve VW incentives

January 14th, 2015 1:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

House Republican leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga doesn't want to backtrack on deal struck by Gov. Bill Haslam last summer that is leading to a 2,000-job expansion at the factory.

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Morristown man claims $1 million Tennessee Lottery prize

Morristown man claims $1 million Tennessee Lottery prize

January 14th, 2015 6:25 am by Associated Press

According to a news release from the lottery, Larry Musick is a sales manager. He collected his prize from the lottery's Nashville headquarters on Tuesday, accompanied by his wife of 31 years.

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Virginia lawmaker wins election from jail

Virginia lawmaker wins election from jail

January 14th, 2015 5:45 am by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

Apparently plenty of voters were OK with his conviction in a scandal involving his 17-year-old secretary, whose nude photo was found on his cellphone and allegedly shared with a friend.

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Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

January 13th, 2015 2:43 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders paid lip service to the notion of bipartisanship in their first meeting of the year, but neither side gave ground on GOP priorities that have been met with veto threats from the White House.

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Tennessee lawmakers convene 109th General Assembly

Tennessee lawmakers convene 109th General Assembly

January 13th, 2015 2:22 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville and Sen. Ron Ramsey of Blountville were re-elected as speakers of the House and Senate, while about 60 abortion rights protesters outside shouted into a bullhorn, banged drums and chanted.

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U.S. job openings jump to 14-year high in a sign of strong hiring

U.S. job openings jump to 14-year high in a sign of strong hiring

January 13th, 2015 12:41 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

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Prospect of Chinese cars in U.S. still remain years away

Prospect of Chinese cars in U.S. still remain years away

January 13th, 2015 11:52 am by DAVID RUNK, Associated Press

Chinese manufacturers have announced plans over the past decade to export to the U.S. only to postpone them when faced with passing U.S. safety and emissions tests and building a dealer network.

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Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

January 13th, 2015 8:24 am by Associated Press

A University of Tennessee economic study commissioned by advocates for expanding Medicaid says Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee could create 15,000 jobs and bring $1.14 billion in new spending to the state.

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