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Government
4:03 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Rolls Out Health Care Plan

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is rolling out his new program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseeans currently uninsured or who have limited options.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

2014 Illinois, Tennessee General Election Results

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WKMS staff will have ongoing coverage throughout today and tonight with the latest poll results in state and local elections. Information on Kentucky election results are here.

Tennessee numbers come from the Tennessee Board of Elections website. Illinois numbers are from WBEZ.

Races with a candidate's name italicized and in bold have been named winner.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we'll be posting updates and winners. 

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Politics
9:27 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Poll Shows Many Tennesseans Undecided On Abortion Amendment

Early voting runs through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 4.
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Ads dominating the airwaves for and against Tennessee’s Amendment 1 still may find a receptive audience. A sizeable share of voters haven’t made up their minds about the measure the gives the legislature more leeway to restrict abortions.

An MTSU poll finds 15 percent of voters remain undecided. That block of uncommitted voters could be big enough to sway the outcome given that 39 percent of respondents supported the proposal, and 32 percent opposed it.

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Society
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

CHART: Tennessee, Kentucky Among Toughest States to Live in

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Tennessee and Kentucky are two of the toughest states to live in, according to findings from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Society
12:38 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Kentucky, Tennessee Rank Among Unhappiest States

A new study finds Kentucky and Tennessee as two of the unhappiest states in the country.

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Government
8:57 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Carl Abramson, Kim Sarubbi and their three children.
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Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:03 am

When naming a child, some parents opt for one of the parents' last names, some hyphenate the two. Still others invent a hybrid surname for their kids — though one Tennessee family discovered that state law bars them from doing that.

Kim Sarubbi runs a digital consulting firm. Her husband, Carl Abramson, is a chiropractor. The couple moved to Nashville from Santa Monica, Calif. Their first two kids were born outside Tennessee, and their last names are a blend of their parents' surnames, Sarubbi and Abramson.

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Education
7:50 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Education Summit in Nashville Announced

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Top Tennessee Government officials will convene key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state in Nashville September 18th  for Tennessee’s Education Summit.

Governor Bill Haslem, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State House Speaker Beth Harwell, and nine other state lawmakers will participate in the summit, whose theme is:  Progress of the Past, Present and Future. 

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Government
6:32 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Tennessee Primary Results from our Region

Here is a list of unofficial election results from our listening region submitted by county election commissions to the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections:

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Environment
4:56 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

[Slideshow] TN Wildlife Refuge Opens New Visitor Center, Saturday

The Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge near Paris, Tennessee, has opened a new visitors center. The 12,000 square foot center features day-long activities this Saturday for its grand opening. Joan Stevens joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about children's activities and describes the things you'll see while standing out on their scenic veranda overlooking Kentucky Lake.

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Commentary
1:47 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Voice of Reason: Remembering Senator Howard Baker

Portrait of Senator Howard Baker
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Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker died last Thursday at age 88. Baker was one of the key players in Ronald Reagan's historic tax and spending cuts and was an influential member of the Senate committee that investigated the Watergate scandal. He served as US Senator from Tennessee from 1967 to 1985 and Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy remembers the Republican Senator as a voice of reason in the later half of the 20th Century.

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