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Government
7:15 am
Tue July 23, 2013

TN Secretary of State Elected President Of National Group

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The National Association of Secretaries of State has elected Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett as its new president.  Hargett most recently served as the group's treasurer. He has been Tennessee's secretary of state since 2009.

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Education
7:12 am
Tue July 23, 2013

TN State Lawmaker To Propose Tuition Freeze

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A Tennessee Republican wants to freeze tuition at that state’s colleges and universities. Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson says he plans to file legislation during the next session to keep tuition at the current rates. The Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee system recently adopted tuition hikes ranging from 3 to 6 percent. Summerville says the hikes cause students to take out more student loans.

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Politics
7:52 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Daley: Quinn Should Hold Marathon Talks On IL Pension

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is calling on Governor Pat Quinn to hold around-the-clock talks to resolve the state's $97 billion pension shortfall. Daley will hold a news conference in Chicago today to publicly urge the governor to get more aggressive in trying to solve the crisis.

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Environment
7:42 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Kentucky Contest To Honor Local Farmers

People who enjoy products from Kentucky farmers can vote for their favorite in a contest that will culminate in awards to be presented at next month's state fair in Louisville. Voting is underway for the first Local Food Hero awards at www.seedcapitalky.org/farmers and closes at midnight July 31.

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Government
7:38 am
Mon July 22, 2013

TN Drivers Centers Reduce Wait Times In 2013

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The wait time at driver service centers in Tennessee decreased slightly for the first six months of this year over the same period last year. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the average wait time from January 1 to June 30 was 31 and a half minutes.

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Environment
7:36 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Dine With Hummingbirds At Land Between the Lakes

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Land Between the Lakes is offering bird fanciers the opportunity to dine with the hummingbirds. On Aug. 2, the Woodlands Nature Center at LBL has a meal in the backyard as the hummingbird migration begins. The meal is $20 per person and requires full deposit and preregistration.

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Environment
7:34 am
Mon July 22, 2013

UT-Martin Installs Electric Car Chargers

The University of Tennessee-Martin has installed two electric car chargers on campus. One of the users of the service is Doctor Stan Dunagan, who says a recent full charge for his Nissan Leaf cost about $3.

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Politics
7:33 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Coal Tax Pays For $750M In Water, Sewer Projects

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Kentucky House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins is touting figures that show the positive impact the state's coal severance tax has had on the mountain region. Adkins says revenue from the tax has provided $750 million to pay for water and sewer lines.

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Farming
4:26 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Ky. Farmers Looking at Prospect of High Yields

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A new agriculture forecast says plenty of rain and cooler temperatures mean Kentucky grain farmers could see productive yields later this year.

The Kentucky office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service says 85 percent of the commonwealth's corn crop and 84 percent of its soybean crop are rated good or excellent.

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Business
6:45 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Haslams Move Quickly to End Truck Stop Scandal

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The nation's largest diesel retailer Pilot Flying J has reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money. Experts say that's all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.

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