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  1. Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 4 from East TennesseeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes, reflecting Obama's long-stated view that the U.S. needs to remedy the consequences of decades of sentencing requirements that put tens of thousands of Americans behind bars for far too long.


  2. KPD Chief heads to D.C. to talk opioid abuse, White House takes actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch went to Washington D.C. to discuss the opioid epidemic in the area and the country Wednesday. The Office of National Drug Control Policy hosted the event for Rausch and other law enforcement to share tactics at the White House.


  3. Tennessee man named finalist for White House FellowshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    According to White House officials, Paine is the Vice President of Operations and Business Development of Quizlet, an online learning tool. Each finalist has "demonstrated remarkable professional achievement early in their careers, a commitment to public service, and the leadership skills needed to succeed at the highest levels of the Federal government."


  4. East Tennessee students return home from safety patrol trip to Washington D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Dozens of East Tennessee students returned home after travelling to the nation's capitol for AAA's annual safety patrol trip. This year marked the 60th anniversary of the AAA trip to Washington D.C. The students are members of their school's safety patrol and got a closer look at how the Untied State's government works.


  5. 2 East Tennesseans among 58 sentence commutations announced by White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, two of whom are from East Tennessee, part of a broader push to revamp the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders. The people whose prison terms were cut short include 18 who were given life sentences.


  6. Tenn. legislature to discuss transgender bathroom billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The discussion comes after a delay caused by Senate members wanting to consider Attorney General Herbert Slatery's opinion. Slatery believes the bill will impact federal education funding.


  7. Transgender bathroom bill delayed amid financial questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The sponsor of a Tennessee transgender bathroom bill told a Senate committee Tuesday that he has to consider a state attorney general's opinion before going forward. The move came the say day the White House called the proposal "mean-spirited."


  8. White House designates Blount County a High Intensity Drug Trafficking AreaaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The White House's drug policy director has included Blount County in a list of counties designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. The designation will enable Blount Countyto receive Federal resources to help assist law enforcement agencies with drug control.


  9. Tennessee Capitol with FlagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Many Republican Tennessee lawmakers were quick to issue statements Tuesday night sharply criticizing President Obama's final State of the Union address. Last year the Republican Senate majority made a real difference by passing several pieces of bipartisan legislation that will help American families, including the first major education reform since 2002 that fixes No Child Left Behind.


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