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1 hr ago | WTVF Nashville

108th General Assembly Adjourns For The Year

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that doesn't give pay increases to state employees and teachers.

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3 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Just as in Tennessee rapid transit ban, could Jefferson Parish bike plan face opposition?

The types of bike lanes proposed by the Jefferson Parish Master Bicycle Plan, unveiled earlier this month.

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7 hrs ago | PropertyProf Blog

Tennessee Hates Buses

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit in two counties, one of which includes the city of Nashville.

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12 hrs ago | WKRN

Tenn. lawmakers head into final day of session

Members will also be meeting in conference committees to hammer out differences on key legislation, like Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tennessee panel approves new cabins for Reelfoot Lake State Park

The State Building Commission on Wednesday approved design plans for eight or nine new cabins at the park in northwestern Tennessee famous for its fishing, cypress trees, nature hikes, boating and winter eagle tours.

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Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Tennessee LB Josh McMillon, coached by former Wolverine, visits Michigan

As a Michigan alumnus, Whitehaven football coach Rodney Saulsberry had hoped for a prospect who would think beyond the Southeastern Conference.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

New Study: Tennessee Physicians Support 143,229 Jobs, $20.1B in Economic Impact

Tennessee's patient care physicians fulfill a vital role in the state's economy by supporting more than 143,000 jobs and generating $20.1 billion in economic activity, according to a new report released today by the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Eyes on Tennessee as it begins free communitya

Education experts will have their eyes on Tennessee as it works to provide free community college to all high school grads.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tennessee, Lottery, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University

Sunherald.com

Tennessee makes more sense for USM's Tyndall than other openings

Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall being linked to the Tennessee job opening should come as no surprise to USM fans, and I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't listen if the Volunteers came calling.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

UT engineering student developing method of forecasting traffic

Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning.

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Free Republic

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan [Free Community College in Tennessee]

Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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Politico

Corker reaches across aisle

At Gene Sperling's goodbye party last month, Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers and Jack Lew toasted the president's economic adviser at the Old Executive Office Building before migrating to the W Hotel's rooftop lounge, where they were joined by a lonely Republican guest - Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Timothy Geithner, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

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Examiner.com

Unanswered questions in Tennessee's ancient past

Until the 1790s the Tennessee River had a Maya Indian name. The Nashville area was the home of an advanced indigenous culture that disappeared before the arrival of European settlers.

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AmmoLand

Tennessee Switchblade Ban & Length Limit Repeal Bill Signed into Law by Governor Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB1771, Knife Rights' bill repealing the state's antiquated ban on switchblade knives and possession of knives over four inches in length " with intent to go armed ."

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The Memphis Flyer

House Resolution Seeks To Defend Tennessee Marriage Amendment

Tennessee Representative Joe Carr is pushing a resolution that criticizes the federal courts for granting a preliminary injunction to recognize the same-sex marriages of three Tennessee couples who were wed in states with marriage equality.

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Nashville Scene

Eat REAL Tennessee Announces the First REAL Certified Restaurants in Tennessee

Eat REAL Tennessee , an organization developed through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Healthful Food Council, has announced the state's first food-service establishments to achieve REAL Certification.

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ThinkProgress

Tennessee Is About To Turn Pregnant Women Into Suspected Criminals

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their pregnancy.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

TheDailyBeast.com

Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy

The state legislature has passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-taking mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their addiction.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Nashville Scene

Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

After years of struggling to pop the cork for selling wine in grocery stores, consumers have a second reason to celebrate this legislative session after the General Assembly added so-called "high gravity" beers to the mix.

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