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Knox commissioners vote to meet later in the day

Knox commissioners vote to meet later in the dayIn an effort to be more accessible to the public, Knox County commissioners voted Monday to start meeting later in the day.
  • Politics
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Tennessee GOP calls emergency meeting on open primaries

Tennessee GOP calls emergency meeting on open primariesCurrently in Tennessee voters don't need to register by party and they can choose which primary to vote in
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 9 hours ago
News

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking opposed by some

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking opposed by someTennessee is one of only 7 states that hasn't made drinking alcohol in a vehicle illegal for both the drivers and for passengers. One reason it's failed, prosecutors like District Attorney General Dave Clark are not behind it.
  • News
  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
McMinn - Monroe

Former deputies say they were fired for supporting losing candidate

Former deputies say they were fired for supporting losing candidate2 Monroe Co. deputies filed a federal lawsuit against Sheriff Tommy Jones and former sheriff Randy White, claiming they were fired unfairly.
  • McMinn - Monroe
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Politics

Bill would make passengers drinking in cars illegal statewide

Bill would make passengers drinking in cars illegal statewideSome lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to join 43 other state in banning passengers from drinking alcohol in cars.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Official suggests political motivations behind E-911 radio vote

Official suggests political motivations behind E-911 radio voteHis comments come a day after board members said they wanted a do-over after an evaluation team spent more than 18 months overseeing the bidding and negotiation process
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
Elections

Gov. Haslam: Insure Tenn. is not Obamacare

Gov. Haslam: Insure Tenn. is not ObamacareThe federal government would pay for 100 percent of the Insure Tennessee expansion for 2 years
  • Elections
  • 1 week ago
Elections

Complete coverage: State of the Union

Complete coverage: State of the UnionClick here for complete coverage of the State of the Union address
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Haslam wants deal as GOP heads fight over health plan

Haslam wants deal as GOP heads fight over health planHaslam believes they can work together to make sure the proposal doesn't fail before the start of a special session.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Tax relief program that helps elderly, veterans in danger

Tax relief program that helps elderly, veterans in dangerProgram that gives property tax relief to seniors, vets facing possible cuts
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

Residents rally to save facility for disabled

Residents rally to save facility for disabledWith a federal judge's hearing to close Greene Valley Developmental Center (GVDC) a week away, concerned citizens are doing everything they can to postpone a decision.
  • Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

GOP leader backs Insure Tennessee, says House votes not there yet

GOP leader backs Insure Tennessee, says House votes not there yetGovernor Haslam has called a special session for lawmakers to discuss the plan to provide health coverage to thousands
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Lamar Alexander starts No Child Left Behind rewrite

Lamar Alexander starts No Child Left Behind rewriteSen. Lamar Alexander said his first task as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is to rewrite the federal law for K-12 public schools
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Busy new legislative session routine inside, lively outside

Busy new legislative session routine inside, lively outsideLawmakers from across the state will convene in Nashville Tuesday for the start of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Haslam appoints judicial council members

Haslam appoints judicial council membersMembers of the council include three each from the western, middle and eastern divisions of the state. Two members are at-large.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Hundreds rally at Capitol for abortion rights

Hundreds rally at Capitol for abortion rightsHundreds of abortion rights advocates rallied in downtown Nashville Tuesday morning as lawmakers reconvened for the first day of legislative session
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Money

Audit gives Knox Co. high marks, despite school problems

Audit gives Knox Co. high marks, despite school problemsKnox County's external auditor dinged the county on a number of financial matters – almost all of them tied to well-publicized school problems
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Corker calls for federal gas tax hike

Corker calls for federal gas tax hikeLow gas prices have rekindled talk on Capitol Hill about raising the federal gas tax to eliminate huge annual deficits in the federal Highway Trust Fund
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to stateGov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee could create 15,000 jobs and bring $1.14 billion in new spending to the state.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Your guide to the start of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly

Your guide to the start of the 109th Tennessee General AssemblyThe Tennessee legislature will get to work beginning on Tuesday
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Obama pledges to work with Alexander to simplify FAFSA in 2015

Obama pledges to work with Alexander to simplify FAFSA in 2015The proposal would cut the 108-question student aid form down to only two questions
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections

Mancini elected chairwoman of Tennessee Democratic Party

Mancini elected chairwoman of Tennessee Democratic PartyMancini replaces Roy Herron, a former state senator who declined to run again after two years with the job
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Presidential onlookers hold watch party near PSCC

Presidential onlookers hold watch party near PSCCPresident Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden addressed a packed house Friday afternoon at Pellissippi State Community College's Hardin campus, in an event that was not open to the public.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Live at 5 at 4

President on Social Media

President on Social MediaFolks in East Tennessee documented President Obama's visit on Twitter, Facebook, and the WBIR Your Take photo gallery.
  • Live at 5 at 4
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Lawmakers praise TN Promise, not sure it can work for all

Lawmakers praise TN Promise, not sure it can work for allThe governor greeted President Barack Obama on the tarmac at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base Friday, and rode in the motorcade to Pellissippi State Community College's Hardin Valley campus
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Local

President Obama to pitch twofold agenda Friday

President Obama to pitch twofold agenda FridayObama plan had its origins in Knox County
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Money

President's announcement could boost East Tenn. economy

President's announcement could boost East Tenn. economyDuring his East Tennessee visit President Obama is expect to launch a new plan to bring money and jobs to the region.
  • Money
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Inspired by TN, Obama wants free community college for all

Inspired by TN, Obama wants free community college for allTennessee Governor Bill Haslam's plan to provide two years of community college for free to all Tennessee high school graduates could expand to the entire country.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Planned visit by Obama, Bidens stirring anticipation in ET

Planned visit by Obama, Bidens stirring anticipation in ETThe President and Vice President will visit Pellissippi State and a Clinton plastics manufacturing company
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

New bill would allow wine in grocery stores in July

New bill would allow wine in grocery stores in JulyA new bill would allow grocery stores in Tennessee to start selling wine a year sooner than currently expected.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago