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Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization

Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization

on November 21, 2017, 6:36 AM / in Opinion, State News

You are viewing a commentary from a contributor to The Oklahoman. Last week marked the fifth anniversary of Colorado’s decision to sanction the world’s first anything-goes commercial pot trade. Five years later, we remain an embarrassing cautionary tale. Visitors to Colorado remark about a new agricultural smell, the wafting odor of pot as they drive near warehouse grow operations along […]

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Nebraska regulators to decide on Keystone XL pipeline proposal

Nebraska regulators to decide on Keystone XL pipeline proposal

on November 20, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News, State News

The five-member Nebraska Public Service Commission is scheduled to decide Monday on whether to approve the final major permit for the proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline through the state. The regulator’s ruling could influence pipeline-operator TransCanada Corp.’s decision on whether to move ahead with construction of the long-delayed project. Some businesses and the Trump administration favor the project, […]

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Border agent dies from injuries sustained on duty

Border agent dies from injuries sustained on duty

on November 20, 2017, 7:27 AM / in National News, State News

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died Sunday after he was injured while on duty in Texas, the agency said in a statement. Rogelio Martinez, a 36-year-old from El Paso, and his partner were injured after responding to activity in the Big Bend area. A Border Patrol spokesman said he could not disclose what happened to the agents, although […]

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Doug Jones Thinks He Can Fool Alabama Voters on His Anti-Life Stance

on November 20, 2017, 6:51 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is running against Judge Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate set vacated by Jeff Sessions. The voters in Alabam have a difficult decision to make. Will they go with Judge Moore who reflects their values and is the victim of unsubstantiated charges, or will they go with an avowed abortionist? It is hard to see where […]

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Moore Gives Gloria Allred 48-Hour Deadline to Submit Evidence

Moore Gives Gloria Allred 48-Hour Deadline to Submit Evidence

on November 19, 2017, 7:32 AM / in National News, State News

BY BEN MARQUIS  /  CT Among the accusers alleging sexual impropriety of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore several decades ago, is Beverly Young Nelson — flanked by notorious activist attorney Gloria Allred — who asserted that Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977. As proof of the allegation — the only physical evidence produced by any accuser thus far — Nelson […]

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Former Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem says he will seek the District 28 state House seat

Former Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem says he will seek the District 28 state House seat

on November 19, 2017, 7:24 AM / in State News

Another Leftist attempting to move us further that way. Chattanooga Times Free Press Former Chattanooga City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem says he will seek the District 28 state House seat now held by Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, who announced her retirement this week. “If elected, I will fight to ensure the residents of District 28 have opportunities for job training and affordable housing,” […]

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Rep. Steve Cohen, other Democrats file articles of impeachment against President Trump

Rep. Steve Cohen, other Democrats file articles of impeachment against President Trump

on November 19, 2017, 7:11 AM / in National News, State News

And the ignorant speak up….. Michael Collins, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis and five other House Democrats filed articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump, warning that his actions have become “a danger to democracy.” “The time has come to make clear to the American people and to this president that his […]

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If ACT can’t be fair to students, Tennessee may need to change law, says McNally

on November 19, 2017, 7:06 AM / in State News

We must have missed out on the legislators passing state law that required the taking of the ACT or SAT as required for graduating high and we found that the Tennessee state legislators didn’t; the Tennessee Board of Education did in October 2016 passed a first reading stating that High School Policy 2.103 First reading of item to provide additional clarity […]

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Tennessee Democrats respond to Al Franken sexual assault allegations

Tennessee Democrats respond to Al Franken sexual assault allegations

on November 19, 2017, 6:06 AM / in National News, State News

Note: No one from the Democrat Party asked him to resign…. and proof stands before them… yet Moore is besieged from both parties to remove himself.  By Joey Garrison, USA Today Network – Tennessee Tennessee Democrats are condemning sexual assault under any circumstance but are stopping short of calling for the resignation of U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, after a female […]

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Memphis Police ‘K-9 cops’ take a bite out of crime

on November 18, 2017, 6:25 AM / in State News

WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On the east side of town not far from the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the soft wail of anticipation gives way to an abrasive, bold call of the wild. The Memphis police K-9 unit is chomping at the bit to get to work. Memphis police search far and wide for some of the best-trained dogs in the world […]

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Alabama Republican Party: We support Roy Moore and trust the voters

Alabama Republican Party: We support Roy Moore and trust the voters

on November 17, 2017, 8:53 AM / in State News

By Jeremy Gray  Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan today issued a statement saying the state party supports former Chief Justice Roy Moore and trusts voters to make the “ultimate decision” in the Dec. 12 U.S. Senate election. The statement came after the 21-member the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee met in Hoover Wednesday to discuss the allegations made against Moore. Roy […]

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210,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline

210,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline

on November 17, 2017, 8:20 AM / in National News, State News

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or 210,000 gallons, spilled from the original Keystone pipeline in South Dakota on Thursday. The accident came days before a Monday decision by the Public Service Commission in Nebraska on whether to grant a permit for a long-delayed sister pipeline, known as Keystone XL. Both pipelines are owned by Calgary-based TransCanada, which said the leak […]

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Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlocks in Menendez corruption trial

Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlocks in Menendez corruption trial

on November 17, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News, State News
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Supreme Court to Decide if FACT Act Hacks Away at First Amendment

on November 17, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

by JAMES GOTTRY   |   National Review Should pro-life pregnancy-care centers be compelled to provide free advertising for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider this very question, which the case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra presents. California lawmakers made their position on abortion abundantly clear when they passed a […]

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AL FRANKEN, SEXUAL PREDATOR

AL FRANKEN, SEXUAL PREDATOR

on November 17, 2017, 7:21 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Matthew Vadum  |  Front Page Mag Radio host Leeann Tweeden’s apparently well-founded claim that Democrat Sen. Al Franken, the professional vulgarian and former comedian who has a long, well-documented track record of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women, kissed and groped her without her consent, is sending shock waves through Democratic Party circles and the mainstream media. President Trump, […]

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Moore May Have Proved His Innocence With Move Investigators Were Watching for

on November 17, 2017, 6:47 AM / in National News, State News

BY CILLIAN ZEAL   |   CT When Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson came forward with feminist lawyer Gloria Allred and a yearbook that Moore had allegedly signed, liberals thought it was all over but the eventual admission. After all, here was a complimentary remark Moore was supposedly making to a teenager — a remark that could well be read as flirtatious or even […]

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Katy Perry’s Legal Tangle to Own Convent Heads to Jury

Katy Perry’s Legal Tangle to Own Convent Heads to Jury

on November 17, 2017, 6:21 AM / in State News

BY NATHAN SOLIS Two elderly nuns at the heart of a 10-day trial involving the sale of their former convent, the Los Angeles archdiocese, pop star Katy Perry and a local restauranteur watched from the gallery Thursday as attorneys gave closing arguments in the dispute. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles and Bird Nest, a company formed by Perry to […]

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Refusing to Drop Senate Bid, Defiant Moore Slams McConnell

Refusing to Drop Senate Bid, Defiant Moore Slams McConnell

on November 17, 2017, 6:14 AM / in National News, State News

By DANIEL JACKSON   |   Courthouse News (CN) – U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore said Thursday the allegations that he molested and tried to date teenage girls when he was in his 30s are an effort by establishment Republicans to derail his campaign. “Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal […]

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Teachers in Millington and Knoxville just won the Oscar awards of education

Teachers in Millington and Knoxville just won the Oscar awards of education

on November 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

By Caroline Bauman   |   Chalkbeat   Two Tennessee teachers were surprised during school assemblies Thursday with a prestigious national teaching award, $25,000 checks, and a visit from the state’s education chief. Katherine Watkins teaches high school English in Millington Municipal Schools in Shelby County. She serves as the English department chair and professional learning community coordinator at Millington Central High School. She is […]

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State of Georgia immigration board will hear complaint against city of Decatur in January

State of Georgia immigration board will hear complaint against city of Decatur in January

on November 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

State immigration board will hear complaint against city of Decatur in January By Mariann Martin, contributor  |    Decaturish.com The state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board has decided to move forward with a complaint filed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle against the city of Decatur. Cagle filed the complaint on Nov. 6. Cagle has accused the city of Decatur of violating state […]

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