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Where They Stand / Alabama

Where They Stand / Alabama

on July 29, 2014, 8:21 AM / in News, State News

by RUTH KING, 2014 CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS Filing date for U.S. Senate is February 7, 2014 Primary: June 3, 2014 Filing deadline for General election candidates: June 3, 2014 Voter Registration: http://www.sos.state.al.us/elections/voterregistrationinfo.aspx Deadline for Registering to Vote: Voter registration is closed for the ten (10) days before an election. To see the actual voting records of all incumbents on other […]

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Crime victims blast Tennessee Supreme Court justice

Crime victims blast Tennessee Supreme Court justice

on July 28, 2014, 9:16 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog   NASHVILLE — Don’t wear your emotions on your sleeve in a Tennessee courtroom. Members of Tennessee’s Supreme Court, like “Dragnet’s” Joe Friday, just want the facts. Two Nashville crime-victim advocates, Verna Wyatt and Kathleen Starnes, told Tennessee Watchdog they and other crime victims are furious at the court, particularly Justice Connie Clark. Wyatt, who […]

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Haslam Blasts Feds on Placement of Immigrant Kids in TN

Haslam Blasts Feds on Placement of Immigrant Kids in TN

on July 28, 2014, 9:02 AM / in State News

Editor’s Note: If you hadn’t excepted the money this would not have been a problem. by Alex Harris / TNReport.com In response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services placing hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday shot off a letter to President Barack Obama complaining that the state wasn’t appropriately consulted about the federal government’s […]

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Joe Carr and George Flinn blast Lamar Alexander

Joe Carr and George Flinn blast Lamar Alexander

on July 28, 2014, 8:29 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — For a low-key, even-keeled kind of a guy, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is nonetheless managing to ignite a lot of passion on Tennessee’s campaign trail right now. Much of it, however, is directed against the 74-year-old former governor and two-term senator by his two main GOP primary opponents, state […]

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Local Man Is Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

on July 27, 2014, 9:19 AM / in News, State News

The Greenville Sun A man charged last week with cruelty to animals after malnourished horses and dogs were found on his property will appear Aug. 6 in Greene County General Sessions Court. Charged on July 16 was Billy Hoss, 39, of 349 Rattle Snake Ridge Road, sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Humphreys said in a report. Deputies called to the property found […]

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Can ‘Tennessee’s institution’ survive the Tea Party’s wrath?

Can ‘Tennessee’s institution’ survive the Tea Party’s wrath?

on July 27, 2014, 9:12 AM / in News, State News

The Hill wrote about how thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt. The Senator is now 74-years-old  and he no longer in his pickup but is moving more in style, making the trek across Tennessee by bus as he faces what could be […]

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EPB takes first step toward wider gig, petitions FCC to allow expansion into broader area

EPB takes first step toward wider gig, petitions FCC to allow expansion into broader area

on July 25, 2014, 8:12 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: When you are a thief and theft is successful, the obvious next step is widen your territory… when you are a muni all you may have to do is step around your boundaries… gee we just couldn’t foresee this!  Chattanooga-owned municipal broadband provider EPB on Thursday applied to become the first of possibly many electric utilities to begin offering gigabit Internet […]

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Zip codes shouldn’t determine a child’s future, Nashville panel says

Zip codes shouldn’t determine a child’s future, Nashville panel says

on July 25, 2014, 8:04 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee resident Arika Trevino told a panel of school of choice advocates in Nashville this week  a tenured union teacher emotionally damaged her autistic son, now 9, when he was only in first grade. “He was barely on the autism spectrum when he started, and that teacher, who was extremely abusive to him, […]

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Bowen, Goforth win big during return of IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park

Bowen, Goforth win big during return of IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park

on July 24, 2014, 9:23 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, State News

CORDOVA, Ill. (July 19, 2014) – Any question as to why the IHRA Summer Nationals at Cordova Dragway Park was the most anticipated IHRA national event of the season was answered Saturday night. With a massive crowd looking on and thousands around the world watching live via IHRA’s streaming webcast, Shawn Bowen and Dean Goforth collected big wins to highlight […]

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Protests in force / Lamar’s Office

Protests in force / Lamar’s Office

on July 24, 2014, 9:16 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

In TENNESSEE there will be some scheduled protests outside each district office of US Senator Lamar Alexander. The Senator has supported illegal immigrant amnesty. Overpasses for America TN Group They are a non-profit organization whose goal it is to bring about conservative change in policy m…aking in our local, state and federal government, starting from the top down. A short list […]

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Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

on July 22, 2014, 7:34 AM / in News, State News

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners — a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing. She says her sign to welcome gun owners has increased business, and saved her restaurant from closing its doors. Shiloh Brew and Chew owner […]

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He actually, out of his own mouth, seems to equate “big business” with “crony capitalism.”I guess we’re not debating the terminology any longer./Ace of Spades

He actually, out of his own mouth, seems to equate “big business” with “crony capitalism.”I guess we’re not debating the terminology any longer./Ace of Spades

on July 22, 2014, 6:13 AM / in News, State News

http://minx.cc:1080/?post=350619 He actually, out of his own mouth, seems to equate “big business” with “crony capitalism.” I guess we’re not debating the terminology any longer. Amid the fight for the soul of the Republican Party, some elements of the GOP coalition have become overtly hostile to Big Business.Defeating crony capitalism has become the battle cry of libertarian conservatives. The Export-Import […]

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Cronyism could be behind Memphis order against Uber, Lyft

Cronyism could be behind Memphis order against Uber, Lyft

on July 22, 2014, 6:07 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog MEMPHIS — Most Memphis residents already know that city officials, citing public safety concerns, imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. But city officials were possibly acting in their own interests instead. Memphis officials have a strong incentive to help cab companies beat back any competition, said Justin Owen, president of the […]

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Legal Uncertainty, Political Disagreement Surrounds New Drug-Dependent Babies Law

on July 22, 2014, 5:59 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris   /  TNReport The Tennessee House of Representatives sponsor of legislation targeting women for criminal prosecution who give birth to drug-dependent babies called the behavior of the first mother arrested under the new law “unconscionable.” And Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster, told TNReport she’s certain the bill she guided to passage three months ago includes methamphetamine among the particular drugs she wants women […]

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The new norm in Nashville: House-race money for school-board races

The new norm in Nashville: House-race money for school-board races

on July 22, 2014, 5:55 AM / in News, State News

Race to the Top By Andrea Zelinski / Nashville Scene It’s 88 degrees outside with not a cloud in the sky and it’s barely 11 a.m. Becky Sharpe has been outside for hours climbing up and down a hilly townhouse community knocking on doors minutes from the Belle Meade Country Club. Yard signs bearing her name speckle front yards in Green […]

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The Race is on…. in Madison County in Tennessee

The Race is on…. in Madison County in Tennessee

on July 21, 2014, 9:12 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Tennessee Republican and Democrat Primary’s will be held on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 I would hope that you have paid some attention to the candidates that are running campaigns for some highly coveted spots, because this election is important… well, heck, they all are, but lets stay focused at this time if we can. First of all let us […]

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Environmental director who warned against flushing shoes departs

Environmental director who warned against flushing shoes departs

on July 19, 2014, 6:32 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Sandra Dudley has moved on, free to worry about other toilets in other places. Dudley, you’ll remember, is the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation official who warned employees against flushing shoes down work toilets. TDEC officials are adamant the results of a recent employee engagement survey had nothing to do with Dudley’s departure. Dudley’s replacement […]

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Closing of Eastgate center brings angry seniors to Chattanooga City Council

Closing of Eastgate center brings angry seniors to Chattanooga City Council

on July 19, 2014, 6:28 AM / in News, State News

by Kendi Anderson and Joy Lukachick  / timesfreepress.com Editor’s Note: If you think this is the entire story, you would be wrong…. Question: why would you balk at $11,000.00 in annual rent and then fund $1,000,000.00 for a new building. Do the math… it would take 90 years of payment to equal the $1,000,000. For many seniors, the Eastgate Senior Center […]

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Bradley County commissioner blasts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ board

Bradley County commissioner blasts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ board

on July 19, 2014, 6:15 AM / in News, State News

by Paul Leach / timesfreepress.com CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The abrupt resignation of a member of the board of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bradley County has fueled controversy surrounding the organization. On Thursday, Josh Serum, secretary for the SPCA board, emailed his resignation letter to fellow board members after the publication of a Times Free […]

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Arlington rezoning sparks heated debate

Arlington rezoning sparks heated debate

on July 19, 2014, 6:12 AM / in News, State News

Written by Carolyn Bahm, Express editor In an intense three-hour meeting and in split voting, the Arlington board of aldermen approved rezoning the town’s Business Entertainment (BE) Zoning District. This will affect the boundaries of where beer can be sold in Arlington and affect where businesses are concentrated. Ten residents and business owners, primarily restaurant owners, spoke out to oppose […]

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