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Culture
4:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Exhibit on How the Civil War Impacted Tennesseans Now in Paris

Exhibit "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee"
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The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.

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Business
12:52 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Tennessee named 2014 Economic Development "State of the Year"

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A national business publication has named Tennessee the economic development “state of the year” for the second year in a row.

Business Facilities awards the designation to states leading the nation in economic development, infrastructure and education since 2007.  Tennessee is the first state to receive the award in consecutive years, previous winning in 2013 and 2009.  

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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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