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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is thanking lawmakers for acting quickly in a special legislative session and preventing the loss of some $60 million in federal road money.

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A new Tennessee law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense the overdose antidote naloxone. Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner says administering the drug can reverse opioid effects and prevent death in many cases, allowing time for the person to receive further medical treatment. 

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Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Jeff Bivins will take over as chief justice next month.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has settled a federal lawsuit sparked by a student's t-shirt in support of gay rights. 

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This fall Tennessee students will vote for president of the United States. The Secretary of State’s office said Thursday they will hold the first statewide Student Mock Election. 

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Tennessee officials are advising people to take precautions after a horse in west Tennessee tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named a new director to the state’s Higher Education Commission.

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Tennessee students may soon be taking standardized tests with paper and pencil. The Department of Education has offered a two-year, $60 million contract to Questar Assessment to administer standardized testing to students from third through eighth grades beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

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Republican Tennessee lawmakers are making the case for a more limited approach to Medicaid expansion than the one proposed by Governor Bill Haslam. Haslam’s plan is called ‘Insure Tennessee.’ 

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