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County by county health rankings

County by county health rankingsKnox County ranks favorably among the state’s 95 counties for “health factors,” according to a new report. Dr. Martha Buchanan discusses the meaning behind the rankings.
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Distracted teen driving

Distracted teen drivingNew figures released by AAA show teens are much more likely to be distracted in a car than previously thought. Greg Mangan with "Drive 4 Life Academy" explains.
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New claims form for veterans

New claims form for veteransThe Veterans Administration is introducing a new way to file a claim for benefits. Tom Humphries of the Knox County Veterans Service Office reviews the online method.
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Medal of Honor documentary

Medal of Honor documentaryA documentary about the Medal of Honor and last year’s convention here will be screened this week. A number of UT students were involved in the project. UT professor and executive producer Nick Geidner, director Clint Elmore, associate producer Nichole St
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Too much sharing on Facebook?

Too much sharing on Facebook?How much is too much when it comes to sharing information about your child online? Whether it's an issue involving health, discipline, even sleep habits, you might have turned to Facebook before to get advice from friends. Hugh Nystrom, Director of Child
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New face for the $20 bill?

New face for the $20 bill?Tennessee’s own Andrew Jackson has graced the $20 for decades. There’s a movement afoot now to replace him with a woman of significance. Pat Pierce, former commissioner for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, discusses the idea.
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Helping small business owners and startups

Helping small business owners and startupsThe Knoxville Chamber is getting $50,000 in funding to expand efforts to help small business owners. Doug Minter, business development manager, and protégé Laurel Patrick with First Place Finish talks about the effort.
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Mental health care for veterans

Mental health care for veteransVietnam War veteran Ed Junod and Freddie Owens of the Knoxville Regional Veterans Mental Health Council discuss the types of care available for veterans experiencing mental health problems.
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Meet Knox County's new GOP chairman.

Meet Knox County's new GOP chairman.Buddy Burkhardt will serve as the chairman for the Knox County Republican Party for the next two years.
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New job for Alvin Nance

New job for Alvin NanceOutgoing KCDC director Alvin Nance talks about his next job – CEO of Lawler Wood Housing Partners LLC’s Development and Property Management operating divisions.
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Local man to run 37.3 miles to help others.

Local man to run 37.3 miles to help others.Bob Foster will become the first American to participate in the run in Kenya for the Christian-based organization "Compassion International." More info: http://www.muskathlon.com/en/participants/527/robert
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Understanding the start of Spring

Understanding the start of SpringChief Meterologist Todd Howell explains the difference between meterological and astronomical seasons
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E-cig influence

E-cig influenceA new study shows exposure to advertising for e-cigarettes makes ex-smokers more inclined to turn to cigarettes. Kerri Thompson, public health educator for tobacco use prevention and control at the Knox County Health Department, talks about the study and
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Future of tourism in Knoxville

Future of tourism in KnoxvilleFuture of tourism in Knoxville. Visit Knoxville's President Kim Bumpas talks about the future of tourism in Knoxville. March 18, 2015
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Groups ask Congress for increase in cancer research funds

Groups ask Congress for increase in cancer research fundsThe American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Stand Up To Cancer are joining forces to boost the nation's investment in research and hopefully, save more lives in the process.
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'Safe' program aims to cut fatal crashes

'Safe' program aims to cut fatal crashesArea police are increasing seat belt enforcement. They want to reduce fatalities and curtail other traffic offenses. March 13, 2015
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Monroe County crews move tons of storm debris

Monroe County crews move tons of storm debrisCleanup of winter storm debris could continue into the summer. Our winter weather devastated a number of East Tennessee counties, and crews are having to clear tree debris across many miles of roadways. March 17, 2015
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Getting Dad more involved

Getting Dad more involvedActor and new dad Ashton Kutcher wants major retailers to make it easier for fathers to do things like change a baby on-site. Maryville College Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Tricia Bruce shares her thoughts on the changing roles of men and women as pa
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Parents fooled by ads on sugary drinks

Parents fooled by ads on sugary drinksA new study out of the University of Connecticut showed some ads tricked parents into believing high-sugar juices, sports drinks, and flavored water were actually health options for their children.
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Carbon monoxide dangers

Carbon monoxide dangersExposure to the odorless but deadly carbon monoxide is not just a cold-weather threat. Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran explains why you need to be careful when using grills, stoves and lawnmowers.
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Korean War vet honored with bronze star

Korean War vet honored with bronze starFormer Knoxville Police Department Chief Bob Marshall has received a bronze star for service during the Korean War.
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Applying to college

Applying to collegeWhen you apply for a college scholarship, it’s often a good idea to have a little patience. Cyndi Sweet, admissions director at Maryville College, and high school students Anna Hendrix and Kayla Green details what’s involved.
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Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Young Entrepreneurs AcademyYoung people will have the chance this fall to learn what it means to be a young entrepreneur. Mike Edwards, CEO of the Knoxville Chamber, explains.
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Tricky spring weather

Tricky spring weatherTemperatures have been nice the last couple days but we’re not totally free from a possible freeze. University of Tennessee Extension Agent Neal Denton offers advice on how to protect the plants.
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