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Suspect befriended victims found killed at East Texas campsite, sheriff says

on November 18, 2015, 6:45 AM / in State News

Fox News DALLAS –  The man charged in the killings of six people at an East Texas campsite had earlier befriended the group and helped dislodge one of their vehicles from mud, a sheriff said Tuesday. Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>William Hudson, 33, met the six people, who were part of two families, and spent time speaking with […]

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Maryland lawmakers to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing

Maryland lawmakers to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing

on November 17, 2015, 8:31 AM / in State News

More than 70 groups are asking Maryland lawmakers to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing in the state. The Maryland Legislature instituted a two-and-a-half year fracking moratorium in May, a measure that also required the state to write new standards regulating the practice. But environmental and public health groups said Monday that the ban should be extended permanently, citing fracking’s potential health risks and […]

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Dog shot, killed by arrow in Murfreesboro

Dog shot, killed by arrow in Murfreesboro

on November 17, 2015, 8:13 AM / in State News

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) – Reported by Hayley Mason  /  Action News 5 Murfreesboro police and animal control are investigating a mysterious case of animal cruelty after a woman found her dog shot and killed by a bow and arrow near her home. Haromi Sato said she usually walks her two dogs, Hannah and Mimi, every Saturday. The trail leads to […]

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Flash flood watch in West Tennessee

Flash flood watch in West Tennessee

on November 17, 2015, 8:08 AM / in Local News, State News

A flash flood watch has been issued for the MidSouth region, including West Tennessee, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. The threat for heavy rainfall and flash flooding will spread across the area Tuesday through Wednesday morning, the weather service said. Several inches of rainfall will be possible. A wind advisory also has been issued for Tuesday and […]

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New Venture Fund gave more than $5 million to Mississippi initiative fight

New Venture Fund gave more than $5 million to Mississippi initiative fight

on November 16, 2015, 9:18 AM / in National News, State News

By Steve Wilson  /  Mississippi Watchdog In the days leading up to the Nov. 3 election, the left-leaning New Venture Fund poured millions into the campaign for Initiative 42, the failed measure to give state  judges power over education spending and other school issues. Records reviewed by Mississippi Watchdog show the pro-42 political action committee 42 for Better Schools received […]

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Renewed push for Insure TN

Renewed push for Insure TN

on November 16, 2015, 7:57 AM / in State News

This group also says the money for Medicaid expansion would come from the federal government, not the state. The site states that Tennessee is losing close to 1 billion dollars of federal funding annually however the group’s spokesman never mentions the fact that federal funding will drop after a few years leaving the taxpayers holding the bag for the remainder […]

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Would you be shocked to learn what Obamacare is doing to state budgets?

Would you be shocked to learn what Obamacare is doing to state budgets?

on November 16, 2015, 7:09 AM / in National News, State News

Remember all those Republican governors who held out on joining Obamacare and expanding Medicaid? They claimed no amount of matching federal money could offset the immense state-level costs. To no one’s surprise, it’s turning out they were right — more right than even they might have predicted. Not only would Obamacare, even if it had followed its ideal-scenario sales pitch, […]

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Mississippi voters won’t tolerate excuses if GOP supermajority fails to produce

Mississippi voters won’t tolerate excuses if GOP supermajority fails to produce

on November 16, 2015, 7:05 AM / in State News

By Steve Wilson   /   Watchdog Mississippi Election Day – and the post-election defection of a Democrat to the GOP – gave Republicans supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, and little room for excuses. While House Speaker Phillip Gunn is riding high with his party having gone in two election cycles from a 48-seat minority to today’s 74-seat colossus, the […]

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Tennessee municipal broadband not living up to promises

Tennessee municipal broadband not living up to promises

on November 16, 2015, 6:51 AM / in Local News, State News

By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog The municipal broadband service in Clarksville, Tenn., has had four major outages over the past two weeks, inspiring a public uproar and raising questions about the grandiose claims made by city officials when they approved the network almost a decade ago. Clarksville Department of Electricity officials oversee the service, known as CDE Lightband, which was supposed […]

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Don’t Fall for the “Right to Harm” Slur

Don’t Fall for the “Right to Harm” Slur

on November 13, 2015, 8:15 AM / in Opinion, State News

If you live in a state that has passed or has considered a Right to Farm amendment, then you’ve likely heard this phrase from its opponents – “The Right to Harm”. What does that term mean? How is it applied to conversations on giving state constitutional protections to citizens? And why do anti-agriculture activists think it’s so clever? To answer […]

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Certificate of Need Reconsidered Throughout the Nation, NeoCons at Work

Certificate of Need Reconsidered Throughout the Nation, NeoCons at Work

on November 13, 2015, 7:58 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

The Heritage foundation tells me that throughout the nation, ongoing legal battles between hospitals and government regulators over certificate of need (CON) laws have demonstrated why burdensome government mandates should be rejected and replaced with free-market reforms that encourage competition and reject corporate or governmental favoritism. Thirty-six states currently possess CON laws, which we have been told are intended to slow […]

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Legislator Calls for Ban of Right to Open Carry Following City Shooting

Legislator Calls for Ban of Right to Open Carry Following City Shooting

on November 13, 2015, 6:29 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Tim Brown   /  Freedom Outpost A recent shooting in Colorado Springs, which left three people dead, has brought about a ridiculous and unlawful call from a Colorado Springs City Councilman to end the practice of open carry in the city, claiming that it may have delayed police response. KKTV reports: Police have identified the first person killed as 35-year-old […]

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Town Hall meeting addresses shooting death of Council rancher – video

on November 13, 2015, 6:23 AM / in National News, State News

THE WESTERNER by Frank DuBois COUNCIL, Idaho – It has been over a week since the shooting death of rancher Jack Yantis. Tuesday night marked the first public address for Adams County Sheriff Ryan Zollman, who is in the middle of a firestorm in Adams County. More than 200 people turned out in Council for a town hall meeting conducted […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Governments lag behind the public on orca captivity ban

Nanny State of the Week: Governments lag behind the public on orca captivity ban

on November 10, 2015, 2:44 PM / in National News, State News

As the evidence mounts, more and more people are coming to the conclusion that keeping killer whales in captivity is a bad idea – both for the whales and for the humans who work alongside them. After a lot of bad press in the wake of a 2010 incident that killed an orca trainer, for example, Sea World attendance has […]

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University president, chancellor resign after race-issue protests

University president, chancellor resign after race-issue protests

on November 10, 2015, 9:32 AM / in National News, State News

University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe resigned Monday after football players and professors joined protests against his handling of race-related issues on campus. “I take full responsibility for this frustration,” Wolfe said. More than 30 football players announced Saturday they would boycott practices and games until Wolfe resigned or was terminated. A faculty group had called for a walkout […]

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Tennessee to become first state to start statewide animal abuse registry

on November 10, 2015, 9:22 AM / in State News

Tennessee to become first state to start statewide animal abuse registry By Micah Smith Tennessee will become the first state to launch an animal abuse registry. TENNESSEE – Tennessee will become the first state to implement a statewide animal abuse registry. Back in May, the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate passed legislation allowing the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to […]

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A Snake in the Bluegrass

A Snake in the Bluegrass

on November 10, 2015, 9:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

By RTP Staff Buried in the Dean’s article in the KNS about Mark Cate’s new business venture was this little gem: Cate last week was in Kentucky, helping that state’s new Republican governor-elect, Mark Bevin, organize gubernatorial administration transition efforts. Cate says that was at the request of the Republican Governors Association, which Haslam currently chairs, and done on a […]

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For a superb Overview of Cultural Marxism

For a superb Overview of Cultural Marxism

on November 10, 2015, 8:57 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

by Tyler Durbin  /  ZeroHedge.com “A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation”: Professor Crushes “Political Correctness” Wave Sweeping America In a time where college students are offended by pretty much everything, The Federalist Papers reports that one professor at UNC-Wilmington decided to cut through the rhetoric and let his students know that they aren’t the special snowflakes liberals and their […]

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Animal shelter asks for $2K for dogs rescued from puppy mill

on November 9, 2015, 8:23 AM / in State News

By Cheyenne Cope  ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE)- An Alamogordo animal rescue group says it saved dozens of dogs from an abandoned puppy mill. The group claims the local sheriff’s department wasn’t doing anything to help but the sheriff’s department says that’s just not true. Animal Village NM says it doesn’t have a single empty kennel after rescuing what it claims are abused and […]

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One City At A Time…. Michigan city elects first council with Muslim majority

One City At A Time…. Michigan city elects first council with Muslim majority

on November 9, 2015, 7:45 AM / in National News, State News

The city of Hamtramck, Michigan, has made history by electing its first city council with a Muslim majority. It is believed to be the first American town to do so, said Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter. Hamtramck, pop. 22,000, is an enclave of Detroit that has historically been a predominantly Polish-Catholic community, but […]

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