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Obama to outline immigration plan at 8pm, watch on WBIR

Obama to outline immigration plan at 8pm, watch on WBIRPresident Barack Obama will deliver a speech Thursday night outlining his long-awaited plan to change portions of the nation's immigration system
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
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TN lawmaker suggests moat around White House

TN lawmaker suggests moat around White HouseRep. Steve Cohen, D-TN, offered a possible fix to dissuade any more potential White House fence jumpers in a conversation with the acting head of the Secret Service
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  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
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Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in TennesseeTennessee standards? Volunteer State standards? Anything but Common Core standards.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Pair of Knoxville democrats recommended to lead the party

Pair of Knoxville democrats recommended to lead the partyKnoxville attorney Terry Adams and State Rep. Gloria Johnson were recommended for Tennessee Democratic chairmanship
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Knox Commission accepting applications for Briggs' seat

Knox Commission accepting applications for Briggs' seatBriggs, a Republican who defeated Cheri Siler in the general election for the 7th District state Senate seat, officially stepped down last week.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Knox commission holds off decision on meeting time change

Knox commission holds off decision on meeting time changeThe commission off and on for more than a month now has kicked around a proposal to bump up its start times – a move some members said would make it easier for the public to attend.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Legislation filed to repeal Common Core in TennesseeTwo Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Joe Carr still weighing run for GOP chairman

Joe Carr still weighing run for GOP chairmanCarr finished with 41 percent of the GOP vote in August against Alexander while winning numerous counties outright despite being decidedly outspent by the incumbent.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Talk already turning to Haslam successor in 2018

Talk already turning to Haslam successor in 2018Who could follow GOP governor Bill Haslam?
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Senator-elect Briggs resigns from Knox Co. commission

Senator-elect Briggs resigns from Knox Co. commissionBriggs' seat on the commission oversees the 5th District, which includes a good chunk of Southwest Knox County.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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See how your county voted on Amendment 1

See how your county voted on Amendment 1Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote, but there was a clear urban and rural divide
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Supporters, opponents of Amendment 1 out in full force on election day

Supporters, opponents of Amendment 1 out in full force on election dayWBIR 10News reporters Heidi Wigdahl and Kendall Morris fill us in on both sides of the issue.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Amendment 1 passes, fails in several big TN cities

Amendment 1 passes, fails in several big TN citiesResults from Tuesday's vote on Amendment 1 show a political divide in the state and it's one that could play a factor in the future of abortion legislation.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. counties

Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. countiesIn the areas where the measure passes, retail food stores will be able to sell wine beginning July 1, 2016.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. counties

Wine in grocery stores passes in 23 E. Tenn. countiesWine in grocery stores was a big winner in East Tennessee Tuesday night.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Liquor laws pass in 9 of 10 East Tenn. counties

Liquor laws pass in 9 of 10 East Tenn. countiesWhile wine in grocery stores is getting a lot of attention, several local communities are voting on liquor laws.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Sen. Lamar Alexander wins third term

Sen. Lamar Alexander wins third termU.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was declared the winner in his race against Democrat Gordon Ball shortly after polls closed on Tuesday
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Tracie Sanger will join Knox Co. School Board

Tracie Sanger will join Knox Co. School BoardThis was a race closely watched because many believe the new member will key to determining the future of both the superintendent and the district.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Knoxville voters approve 5 pension amendments

Knoxville voters approve 5 pension amendmentsThere were five pension amendments on the Knoxville city ballot.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam wins 2nd term

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam wins 2nd termRepublican Bill Haslam has been re-elected to a second term as Tennessee governor.
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Click here for local election results

Click here for local election resultsGet all your local East Tennessee election results here
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  • 3 weeks ago
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Clearing up confusion over Amendment 1, governor's race

Clearing up confusion over Amendment 1, governor's raceA campaign supporting a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion has sparked confusion in Tennessee.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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4 storylines to watch on election night

4 storylines to watch on election nightPerhaps the most closely watched Election Day vote is Amendment 1, a measure that would give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortions.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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Nov. Election: Issues driving more interest than candidates in Tenn.

Nov. Election: Issues driving more interest than candidates in Tenn.Four amendments could change the Tennessee Constitution.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Abortion amendment opponents outspend supporters 3-1

Abortion amendment opponents outspend supporters 3-1Both campaigns have combined to raise more than $5 million this year, and they've spent most of it since Oct. 1.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Early voting for Nov. election ends Thursday

Early voting for Nov. election ends ThursdayThursday is the last day to early vote for the November 4 election.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Early voting numbers down significantly in Tenn.

Early voting numbers down significantly in Tenn.So far more than 450,000 people have cast their ballot statewide, including 40,000 from Knox County.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Gov. & First Lady cast early voting ballots

Gov. & First Lady cast early voting ballotsThe Haslams voted this morning at the Downtown West early voting Precinct in West Knoxville.
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Poll: Amendment 1 abortion vote 'too close to call'

Poll: Amendment 1 abortion vote 'too close to call'A poll released by Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday found that 39 percent of the 600 registered Tennessee voters support Amendment 1
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  • 4 weeks ago
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Experts break down Amendment 1 political ads

Experts break down Amendment 1 political adsOne of the most controversial topics on the November ballot refers to Amendment 1. Political ads are taking sides on the amendment and throwing out a lot of statements.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago