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Politics
8:01 am
Mon March 25, 2013

TN House To Hear New Version Of Voter ID Bill

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Student identification cards issued by public universities could not be used to vote in Tennessee under legislation scheduled to be heard on the House floor this evening. The measure was amended in a House committee last week to remove the use of student IDs. Less than a week before, the Senate voted 21-8 to pass a bill to allow such IDs.

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Environment
8:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Wiring Taken From Bridge, Cabinet Tries Solar

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Solar-powered lights have been placed on a western Kentucky bridge while authorities try to find who is responsible for removing wiring from the bridge's navigational lights. Engineers and technicians placed solar-powered lights on the Kentucky 453 Canal Bridge at Grand Rivers, the northern entrance to the Land Between  The Lakes National Recreation Area.

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Health
7:56 am
Fri March 22, 2013

KY Dept. of Public Health Gets Funding To Fight Diabetes

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health says a federal grant will help it fight the state's diabetes epidemic. The state was one of eight states to receive funding from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a statement, $134,380 will be used to target people with pre-diabetes in an effort to prevent them from developing diabetes.

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Politics
7:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

TN Senate Speaker Named To Executive Committee Of RLGA

Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is joining the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. The Blountville Republican was named this week during the association's annual leadership meeting in Washington.

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Environment
7:51 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Ill To Lead 5-state High-Speed Locomotive Buy

The Federal Railroad Administration has chosen Illinois to lead a group of five states hoping to buy high-speed rail locomotives for more than $800 million dollars. Governor Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday.

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Government
7:50 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Commission Chooses Three Nominees For KY High Court

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Three attorneys have been selected as nominees to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court left by the retirement of Justice Wil Schroder in January.

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Education
7:08 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Competing TN Voucher Bill Withdrawn

The sponsor of legislation competing with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program has withdrawn her bill. Republican Senater Dolores Gresham of Somerville withdrew the measure in the Senate Education Committee yesterday.

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Sports
7:06 am
Thu March 21, 2013

TN Concussion Policy Bill To Be Heard on House Floor

Tennessee legislation that would require schools and other organizations with youth athletic programs to adopt concussion policies is set to be heard today on the House floor. The legislation is similar to laws passed in 42 other states and the District of Columbia that have provisions requiring students to be removed from an event if they show concussion symptoms like headaches, dilated eyes or vomiting.

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Environment
7:01 am
Thu March 21, 2013

ILL Trout Fishing Season Opens Next Month

More than 40 Illinois lakes, creeks and ponds are stocked with rainbow trout in anticipation of this season's fishing opener. Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller said yesterday the 2013 trout fishing season will begin April 6.

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Government
3:16 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Lawyers Lose Portion of 2.5 Million Dollar TennCare Legal Fees

A federal appeals court has struck down a significant portion of the $2.5 million in legal fees awarded to attorneys who have represented TennCare patients in a year-long fight with Tennessee.

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