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Brooks wants to give voters an option in Knox Co. elections

Brooks wants to give voters an option in Knox Co. electionsParty to focus on County Commission seats, state House District 13 post
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
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Trustee Shouse to have prostate removed

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removedKnox County Trustee Ed Shouse will undergo surgery Monday to have his prostate removed and should be back to work the following week.
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  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
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Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homes

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homesUnder the proposal, while the state couldn't require them, local governments could still decide whether to make the sprinklers mandatory.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislature

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislatureRight now, Tennessee law allows anyone but the driver to drink, some people call it the "pass it over" law
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body cameras

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body camerasA bill that would require all law enforcement officers in Tennessee has been delayed for summer study, which essentially kills the proposal for this year
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
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Legislative update: Alcohol, 'God' measures advance; helmet, guns bills dead

Legislative update: Alcohol, 'God' measures advance; helmet, guns bills deadNASHVILLE - As state lawmakers sense the end of the legislative session drawing nearer they must decide the fate of controversial bills that have piled up during the year.
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  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Health

Bill to require K-5 students to participate in PE class

Bill to require K-5 students to participate in PE classStudents in kindergarten to fifth grade would have to participate in a physical education class at least twice a week under legislation advancing in the House.
  • Health
  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

Bill would require citizenship test for Tennessee students

Bill would require citizenship test for Tennessee studentsTennessee students would have to pass the U.S. citizenship and immigration services' civic test before getting a high school diploma under legislation advancing in the state House.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
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Changes made to House bill requiring ultrasound before abortion

Changes made to House bill requiring ultrasound before abortionThe House lawmaker sponsoring a bill that would require women to get an ultrasound before an abortion has made some changes to the legislation.
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  • 5 days, 20 hours ago
Politics

House committee puts hold on bus seat belt bill

House committee puts hold on bus seat belt billTwo committees in the Tennessee General Assembly will consider a bill that would require seat belts on school buses.
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  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
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Nashville K-9 killed by robber inspires new law

Nashville K-9 killed by robber inspires new law"Aron's Law," would set a felony penalty for intentionally killing a police, fire or search-and-rescue animal.
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  • 6 days ago
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Several abortion bills advance in legislature

Several abortion bills advance in legislatureA trio of measures that would impose new regulations on abortion clinics and women seeking abortions advanced in the Tennessee House on Tuesday.
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  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
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Bill requiring ultrasound before abortion put off a week in TN House

Bill requiring ultrasound before abortion put off a week in TN HouseA bill that would require women to get an ultrasound before an abortion is being delayed in the Tennessee House a week.
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  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
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Burchett to veto resolution honoring women groups

Burchett to veto resolution honoring women groupsMayor says he won't support it because it recognizes an abortion clinic
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  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
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Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in HouseA proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is continuing to advance in the House
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  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
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Ramsey: Full Senate vote on Insure Tennessee unlikely

Ramsey: Full Senate vote on Insure Tennessee unlikelyThe top Republican in the state Senate is throwing cold water on an effort to revive Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.
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  • 1 week ago
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Tennessee House to debate several abortion bills this week

Tennessee House to debate several abortion bills this weekA bill that would require a woman to get an ultrasound before an abortion is one of several abortion bills set for debate this week in Nashville.
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  • 1 week ago
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Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney resigning

Tennessee GOP Chairman Chris Devaney resigningTennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney is resigning. Devaney said in a statement he is stepping down effective April 11
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  • 1 week ago
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Tennessee House to debate abortion ultrasound bill this week

Tennessee House to debate abortion ultrasound bill this weekA proposal that would require ultrasounds before any abortion is one of several abortion bills set for debate this week at the Tennessee General Assembly.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Tennessee ranks fourth-worst state for voter turnout

Tennessee ranks fourth-worst state for voter turnoutThe only states ranked worse than Tennessee were New York, Texas, and Indiana
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Fire officials fighting bill to eliminate sprinklers in town homes

Fire officials fighting bill to eliminate sprinklers in town homesSupporters of the bill moving through the Tennessee legislature right now say the bill will create more options for affordable housing by eliminating the cost of sprinkler systems.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Harwell asks committee leaders to open secret 'pre-meetings'

Harwell asks committee leaders to open secret 'pre-meetings'House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, is asking the leaders of House committees and subcommittees to end the practice of holding secret pre-meetings
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Cannabis oil bill nears passage in TN House

Cannabis oil bill nears passage in TN HouseThe House Criminal Justice committee approved a measure Wednesday to let certain people suffering from seizures to use cannabis oil medicinally.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Bill advancing that allows killing of menacing wild animals

Bill advancing that allows killing of menacing wild animalsA Tennessee resident who felt threatened by a menacing wild animal could legally kill it under a bill being considered in the General Assembly.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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School voucher bill to be heard by full Senate

School voucher bill to be heard by full SenateA bill meant to provide low-income students with a voucher program passed Tuesday as expected out of the Senate finance committee.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Court clerk, commissioner pick up radio consulting work

Court clerk, commissioner pick up radio consulting workKnox County Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond and Knox County Commissioner Ed Brantley – both long-time radio executives – have each signed six-month agreements to do consulting work with Merle 96.7 FM (WMYL)
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  • 2 weeks ago
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White House steps up pressure on Republicans over Iran

White House steps up pressure on Republicans over IranThe Obama administration is warning Congress once more to stand down from interference with U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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TN speaker's survey shows 6 out of 10 support Insure Tennessee

TN speaker's survey shows 6 out of 10 support Insure TennesseeDuring a special session legislators defeated the governor's plan to increase health insurance
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Tennessee Senate votes to ban powdered alcohol

Tennessee Senate votes to ban powdered alcoholThe state senate passed a bill that would ban the sale of powdered alcohol in Tennessee on Thursday.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Bill to require all officers to wear body cameras is advancing

Bill to require all officers to wear body cameras is advancingA bill that would require all law enforcement to wear body cameras while on duty is moving through the state legislature.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago