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Trump opponents hold ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies

Trump opponents hold ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies

on February 21, 2017, 8:05 AM / in National News, State News

Crass Behavior Still Rules  Protesters held “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities across the country on Monday, using the federal holiday honoring past presidents to criticize President Trump’s policies on issues such as immigration and the environment. “While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs […]

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Lawmakers, LGBT advocates far apart on marriage, parenting bills

on February 21, 2017, 7:13 AM / in State News

GOOD THING, TOO! Jake Lowary , with the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee (it appears that we have few local reporters and now we get the snide opening remarks of the liberal media) opens with the comment: If you’re a man living in Tennessee, state law says you can claim paternity . A man is presumed the father of a […]

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Tennessee to require local government to enact written records policy

on February 21, 2017, 6:13 AM / in Local News, State News

By ROBERT SORRELL | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Local government entities are working to comply with a new Tennessee law that will require them to have a written public records policy. The new law, which was sponsored by a pair of Knoxville lawmakers, aims to make accessing public records a less confusing process. The bill requires that all government entities in […]

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Modest political protest at Miller Park kicks off ‘Recess Week’ in Chattanooga

Modest political protest at Miller Park kicks off ‘Recess Week’ in Chattanooga

on February 21, 2017, 6:06 AM / in State News

by Tyler Jett  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press Area activists want to put pressure on members of U.S. House and Senate during their beltway break Rachel Hunter told those assembled at Miller Park on Monday evening that she tried to organize a meeting with her representatives. She was alarmed by what she saw on the news about the new presidential […]

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Boyd Says He Is Not On Witch Hunt Against CVB, But Intends To Seek Full Audit Of Agency; Graham Backs Visitors Bureau 100%

on February 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

County Commission Finance Chairman Tim Boyd has told Chattanooga Visitors Bureau President Bob Doak that he is “not on a witch hunt” against the CVB, but he said he intends to seek a full audit of the agency. He said he was inspired to “take an even closer look” at the Visitors Bureau after he said Mr. Doak “unleashing a […]

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Bartlett, Arlington teams rated among best in country

Bartlett, Arlington teams rated among best in country

on February 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, State News

Bartlett, Arlington teams rated among best in country Via The Bartlett Express Bartlett High’s cheerleaders were rated as some of the best in the nation in this weekend’s National Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. They took second place in for Junior Varsity Game Day and eighth place for Junior Varsity Non Tumbling. Arlington High’s cheerleaders were also rated as some […]

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A Man with no Ethics: Rep. Steve Cohen: Ethics panel vital to restoring respect for Congress

A Man with no Ethics: Rep. Steve Cohen: Ethics panel vital to restoring respect for Congress

on February 20, 2017, 9:07 AM / in National News, State News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Cohen’s (Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 22%) newest committee assignment isn’t exactly the most sought-after job in Congress, but it does come with considerable clout. Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, was chosen last week by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to sit on the House Ethics Committee, the panel responsible for investigating complaints against Congress members accused of […]

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Schmoozing, boozing and a quiet resignation: Mark Lovell’s 100 days on Capitol Hill

Schmoozing, boozing and a quiet resignation: Mark Lovell’s 100 days on Capitol Hill

on February 20, 2017, 9:01 AM / in State News

As much as we think we may know them, we really don’t…. Isaiah 29:13 ESV  And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, Joel Ebert and Dave Boucher , The Tennessean After […]

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Looming lawsuit on horse massages if state doesn’t act

Looming lawsuit on horse massages if state doesn’t act

on February 19, 2017, 7:49 AM / in State News

The TN Veterinary Board has been quick to go after laymen in the past over issues that they think should be done by veterinarians even if they have never been covered by law previously. There have been quite a few changes in TN animal laws in recent years that make it necessary for farmers to use vets for simple things […]

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Muths Truths / A Trashy Problem

Muths Truths / A Trashy Problem

on February 19, 2017, 7:10 AM / in State News

Get this…and it has national relevance, so bear with me non-Nevadans. Citizen Outreach is urging the Las Vegas City Council to open up its trash collection monopoly to competitive bidding per a proposed new ordinance submitted to the city this week. You can read my new column on this subject – “Hoover, Ford, Spiegel, Goodman and Beers Can’t All Be […]

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Florida Navy Veteran Beaten For Trying To Save Turtle

Florida Navy Veteran Beaten For Trying To Save Turtle

on February 17, 2017, 7:37 AM / in State News

By John Walsh   /   International Business Times Three suspects were arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, Tuesday for allegedly beating a disabled veteran who attempted to stop them from torturing a turtle. Garry Blough, a disabled Gulf War Navy veteran, told local reporters he acted after his wife and toddler went to get the mail and told him they had […]

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A Rutherford County School Board member with a history of railing against vouchers used public money to travel to Washington, D.C., to warn a U.S. senator about Betsy DeVos.

A Rutherford County School Board member with a history of railing against vouchers used public money to travel to Washington, D.C., to warn a U.S. senator about Betsy DeVos.

on February 17, 2017, 7:08 AM / in State News

A Rutherford County School Board member with a history of railing against vouchers used public money to travel to Washington, D.C., to warn a U.S. senator about Betsy DeVos. The trip was late last month, according to records Tennessee Watchdog obtained through a request for Aaron Holladay’s travel expenses. The trip came about a week before the U.S. Senate confirmed […]

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Obama Stimulus Funds Went to California Dam in ‘Good Shape,’ But Not Oroville

Obama Stimulus Funds Went to California Dam in ‘Good Shape,’ But Not Oroville

on February 17, 2017, 5:55 AM / in National News, State News

BY: Elizabeth Harrington   /   Washington Free Beacon The 2009 stimulus package funded millions of dollars for safety improvements for a dam in California that was in “good shape,” but not to the Oroville Dam that is now on the verge of a spillway crisis. Nearly 200,000 residents north of Sacramento were ordered to evacuate after fears that erosion […]

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Washington court rules against Christian florist in gay wedding case

Washington court rules against Christian florist in gay wedding case

on February 16, 2017, 4:13 PM / in National News, State News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (February 16, 2017) — The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law. Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, had been fined by a lower court for denying service to a gay couple in 2013. Stutzman said she was exercising her First […]

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Haslam to visit Columbia on March 3

Haslam to visit Columbia on March 3

on February 16, 2017, 8:40 AM / in State News

By James Bennett / The Columbia Daily Herald  Gov. Bill Haslam will be in Columbia on March 3, speaking to the Kiwanis Club at noon in the Memorial Building. The governor’s appearance will come less than a month after he filed his NextTennessee legislative agenda, which includes his list of priorities for the 110th General Assembly. “The Kiwanis Club of […]

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Defeat Tennessee Gas Tax

Defeat Tennessee Gas Tax

on February 16, 2017, 8:33 AM / in Announcements, State News

There is a serious opportunity available to the citizens in the state of Tennessee that could defeat Governor Haslam’s gas tax proposal in the House Transportation Subcommittee. But your help may be needed. At the moment  John Windle has not committed to vote NO. As of now now he is leaning that way but that is far from a definite […]

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Madison County, Tennessee’s County Commission’s February 2017 Meeting

on February 15, 2017, 9:11 AM / in Local News, State News

AGENDA FOR THE FEBRUARY TERM OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 8:30 AM. From the office of Commissioner Gary D. Deaton, CHAIRMAN The Regular Meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017, […]

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Nashville Metro Council collaborates with hotels to curb Airbnb’s

Nashville Metro Council collaborates with hotels to curb Airbnb’s

on February 15, 2017, 8:34 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog (Bureau chief’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about home-sharing programs and Nashville’s attempts to regulate them) Nashville Metro Council members who push for new regulations on Airbnbs seem to do so at the behest of powerful hotel interests, which resent the competition and are now leaning on government for support. Many people […]

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Legislative Action in Washington State / Family Policy Institute in Washington State

Legislative Action in Washington State / Family Policy Institute in Washington State

on February 15, 2017, 8:04 AM / in State News

I can’t believe it’s already Day 37 of the 2017 Regular Washington State Legislative Session! Getting right to the points today. IMPORTANT EVENTS THIS WEEK Thursday, February 16 Legislative Hearing: OPPOSE SB 5760 ObamaCare Contraceptive Mandate 1:30 PM Senate Hearing Room 4 John A. Cherberg Building See Below for Phone and Email Contacts Thursday, February 16, Olympia 101 Citizen Orientation […]

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Woman claiming injury from falling biscuits sues Kroger in Cobb court

Woman claiming injury from falling biscuits sues Kroger in Cobb court

on February 14, 2017, 9:53 AM / in State News

By Ben Brasch /  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution H/T to Thomas….. Karla Wright wanted some cream cheese. She was bent over reaching in the cooler of a Kroger in Ellenwood a few years ago when she noticed something. She looked up to see tubes of biscuits coming toward her face. Now, she wants justice. Wright filed a lawsuit in Cobb County, where Kroger has […]

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