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8 elderly people die at Florida nursing home that lost power in Irma

8 elderly people die at Florida nursing home that lost power in Irma

on September 14, 2017, 8:21 AM / in State News

Eight elderly people died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, where Hurricane Irma had knocked out the power, leaving the facility without air conditioning in near 90-degree heat. At least 115 other people were evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after sweltering for several days, some of them in respiratory distress. The center is located across the […]

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Judge Roy Moore Gaining Momentum Going into Alabama Senate Runoff

Judge Roy Moore Gaining Momentum Going into Alabama Senate Runoff

on September 14, 2017, 7:53 AM / in National News, State News

Kentucky Republican Representative Thomas Massie is just the latest in an increasingly large number of supporters of Roy Moore, giving him his strong endorsement on Tuesday. Said Massie, “Roy Moore has more political spine than anyone I know,” adding: He has twice chosen to lose his job rather than compromise his principles. He is a man willing to stand up to the […]

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Irma & the Aftermath: News from Central Florida

Irma & the Aftermath: News from Central Florida

on September 14, 2017, 7:39 AM / in State News

By Bella Baxter If you looked up at the sky now, it’s hard to imagine a devastating hurricane just passed through the area not more than a few days ago. Puffy white clouds dot the deep blue expanse, floating happily overhead. The ground, though, tells a much different story. After an agonizing week of watching and waiting, Hurricane Irma finally made […]

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Tennessee Wins Award For Most Innovative Use Of Asset Forfeiture Funds

Tennessee Wins Award For Most Innovative Use Of Asset Forfeiture Funds

on September 14, 2017, 7:35 AM / in State News

by streiff  /   RedState Let’s not fool ourselves. Civil asset forfeiture is nothing more or less than the unconstitutional seizure of property by law enforcement agencies as a way of generating an off-the-books income stream to provide funding at a higher level than that approved by the legislative body that is sets their budget. Stories of abuse abound and it will be […]

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Americans for Prosperity leader challenging Corker for Senate seat

Americans for Prosperity leader challenging Corker for Senate seat

on September 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /    Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — The head of Americans for Prosperity’s Tennessee chapter, Andy Ogles, said Thursday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who continues to weigh a bid for a third term. “In less than a year the Republican primary will give us an opportunity […]

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Rescuers rush aid to devastated Florida Keys, Caribbean islands

Rescuers rush aid to devastated Florida Keys, Caribbean islands

on September 13, 2017, 8:34 AM / in International News, National News, State News

Search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday fanned out in the Florida Keys, the part of the state hit hardest by Hurricane Irma. Authorities estimated that as many as a quarter of the homes in the island chain were destroyed and 65 percent suffered major damage after Irma hit with top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and a storm surge that […]

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FL Officials to Possibly Press Charges Against Evacuees Who Abandoned Their Pets

on September 13, 2017, 8:21 AM / in State News

Written by Keely Sharp   /   Eagle Rising As Hurricane Irma sped towards Florida and the threat became more imminent, people began to flee the state in search for shelter and safety. In fact, they were urged to do so, and it was mandatory in some parts of the Sunshine State. Sadly, not everyone who fled took their animals, or […]

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Not Doing Her Job, GOP budget chair may not finish her term

on September 13, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News, State News

House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black (R-Tenn.) might not finish out her congressional term as she focuses on her run for governor, according to a report in The Tennessean confirmed by The Hill. “We haven’t made that decision yet,” Black was quoted as saying at a gubernatorial candidate forum at Nashville’s Tennessee State Fair. Black added that she’s still hoping […]

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation

on September 13, 2017, 8:08 AM / in State News

Sodomites need to go back in the closets and stay there  –  or – they need to clean up their lives. Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation hours after a fifth accuser, a cousin, said Murray molested him when the cousin was a teen. Murray maintains he has never abused anyone. By Jim Brunner , Daniel Beekman and Lewis Kamb / Seattle Times staff reporters For five […]

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California Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing “Misgendering”

on September 13, 2017, 7:50 AM / in Opinion, State News

by James Silberman   /   FAMILY POLICY INSTITUTE California State Senator Scott Weiner, feeling empowered by the lack of a conservative movement in his state, is attempting to criminalize traditional values. His “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights,” which was recently passed by the state senate, would make it a crime to “misgender” nursing home […]

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I signed the Nashville Statement. It’s an expression of love for same-sex attracted people.

I signed the Nashville Statement. It’s an expression of love for same-sex attracted people.

on September 13, 2017, 7:48 AM / in Religion, State News

By R. Albert Mohler, Jr. This past week I was part of an effort that put America’s theological and moral fault lines fully in view. I was a signer of something called the Nashville Statement, a document adopted by a group of evangelical Christians seeking to reaffirm traditional Christian values on sexuality. Within hours, the vitriol in response to our document […]

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Yakima School District Principal Instructs Teachers to Lie to Parents

on September 13, 2017, 7:39 AM / in State News

by James Silberman  /  FAMILY POLICY INSTITUTE A Yakima teacher is blowing the whistle on school administrators who he claims instructed him and his coworkers to “engage in active deception towards parents with regard to trans-gendered students.” In a Facebook post on August 28, Jeremy Wuitschick, a teacher at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Yakima, WA, gave details about an interaction […]

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TNInvestco yields 1,800 jobs in seventh year at $111,000 per job

on September 12, 2017, 7:35 AM / in State News

Want to See where some of those tax dollars go…. here is one way. Tennessee’s TNInvestco program has yielded 1,800 new jobs and helped attract about $500 million in additional funding to Tennessee companies in its seventh year, according to a 2016 annual report. The program was created in 2009 and 2010 to spur job creation at early stage companies […]

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Suspect wanted for threatening woman and her dog at Overton Park

on September 12, 2017, 6:35 AM / in State News

  by: Jeremy Pierre  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis police are looking for a man who pulled a gun on a woman and beat her dog with a baton at the dog area in Overton Park Saturday evening. The woman told police the man had two German Shepherds that began to fight with her dog. The man began beating the woman’s […]

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REPORT: Senator Bob Corker Considering Retirement

REPORT: Senator Bob Corker Considering Retirement

on September 12, 2017, 5:54 AM / in State News

Speculative Reporting Senator Bob Corker is considering retirement, according to a CNN report breaking this morning: Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the influential chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee who was once considered for a spot in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is weighing whether to call it quits next year. Corker told CNN last week that he has not made a decision […]

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Developer: Lake District Project ‘Moving Forward’

Developer: Lake District Project ‘Moving Forward’

on September 11, 2017, 5:49 AM / in State News

By Patrick Lantrip  /  The (Memphis) Daily News Developer Yehuda Netanel said you can’t measure a development by how many bumps in the road it has, but by how many bumps in the road it overcomes, which is a fitting summary of his company’s ambitious Lake District project over the last few weeks. The project hit one of these aforementioned […]

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Kentucky could be the first state without an abortion facility as its last center braces for shutdown

Kentucky could be the first state without an abortion facility as its last center braces for shutdown

on September 10, 2017, 7:08 AM / in State News

By Becky Yeh   /  Live Action Kentucky is on the cusp of being the first state without an abortion facility. Its last-remaining location, EMW Women’s Surgical Center, is embroiled in a high stakes legal battle against Gov. Matt Bevin and state lawmakers. If the court decides in favor of the state to enforce basic health and safety regulations for abortion facilities, […]

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Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida Keys, Nearly 500,000 Lose Power

Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida Keys, Nearly 500,000 Lose Power

on September 10, 2017, 7:04 AM / in National News, State News

by SAPHORA SMITH, KALHAN ROSENBLATT and PHIL MCCAUSLAND  /   NBC News Hurricane Irma’s northern eyewall hit the Florida Keys just after 7 a.m. ET Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said as almost 500,000 lost power across mainland Florida. The system is expected to cause life-threatening storm surges of up to 15 feet along parts of southwestern Florida and on other parts of the […]

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Alt-Left’s Arpaio Hate Boils Over in Las Vegas

Alt-Left’s Arpaio Hate Boils Over in Las Vegas

on September 9, 2017, 7:14 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chuck Muth OK, you are NOT going to believe this… Actually, you will.  But before going any further, let me warn you that, as the great American philosopher Larry the Cable Guy put it, I’m madder than Jesse Jackson at the airport being asked to pick up the white courtesy phone. As such, strong – occasionally even profane – language ahead.  Ye be warned. It all started […]

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Now you see it – now you don’t.

Now you see it – now you don’t.

on September 8, 2017, 9:12 AM / in State News

By Rocky Top Politics The curious case of the altered headline. A couple of days ago, the Washington Times had this headline: Within hours, the Times had altered its headline (although the original headline was still embedded in the link): See the difference?  Alert (or as the alt-left likes to say: “woke”) RTP tipsters contacted our tip line (rtptipline@gmail.com) and pointed […]

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