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Tennessee election officials are reminding state residents the last day to register to vote for the August 4 state primary and county general election is July 5. 

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A new report finds more than a quarter of Kentucky and Tennessee children live in poverty and that economic conditions continue to worsen.

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Seven Republicans vying to replace Stephen Fincher in Congress are saying they support Donald Trump for president. 

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In a move that will transform higher education in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls the governing boards of some of the state's universities.

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Tennessee may soon be honored on the periodic table of elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommended the names of four recently discovered elements Wednesday that are now only known by numbers. 

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Two gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Tennessee law that lets therapists decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. 

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Tennessee transportation officials host a groundbreaking ceremony for Interstate 69 in Obion County Tuesday. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer joins state representatives Bill Sanderson and Andy Holt at 10:30 a.m. at Discovery Park of America in Union City.

A West Tennessee lawmaker is telling drivers to trash their traffic tickets — at least those generated by enforcement cameras.

In an online video that's already received a quarter million views since it was posted Wednesday, state Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, says drivers need to fight the companies behind the cameras.

Holt argues citations generated by traffic cameras aren't legally enforceable. And to drive that point home, he takes a lighter to one he's received.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and top aides have allegedly used the governor’s personal email server to communicate about official business.

A records request by WTVF-TV in Nashville found email accounts linked to the governor’s personal site “BillHaslam-dot-com.” 

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Tennessee now holds the highest bond rating issued by the three major credit rating agencies. Standard and Poor’s upgraded Tennessee from AA+ to AAA status after conducting their mid-year review. 

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