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LeBon (R) leads Dodge (D) by 1 vote for Alaska House District 1; race might decide control of chamber

on December 4, 2018, 9:37 AM / in State News

According to Ballotpedia, a Friday recount in Alaska House District 1 determined that Bart LeBon (R) leads Kathryn Dodge (D) by one vote, 2,663 to 2,662. The outcome of the race could determine partisan control of the Alaska House and whether Alaska goes from being under divided government to a Republican trifecta. Alaska would be the 23rd Republican trifecta (Democrats have […]

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Tennessee State Senate Leaders

on December 4, 2018, 8:59 AM / in State News

Let’s congratulate these new leaders who were elected at today’s Senate Republican Caucus meeting to their new positions in the state Senate yesterday afternoon: Lt. Gov. Randy McNally Republican Nominee for Speaker Sen. Jack Johnson Majority Leader Sen. Ken Yager Republican Caucus Chair Sen. Ferrell Haile Treasurer (also appointed Speaker Pro Tempore recently) Sen. Dolores Gresham Secretary Sen. Shane Reeves […]

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“Red Flag” Laws – Should Constitutional Rights be subject to “low threshold” infringements?

“Red Flag” Laws – Should Constitutional Rights be subject to “low threshold” infringements?

on December 4, 2018, 8:10 AM / in Opinion, State News

A “red flag law” may just be the newest euphemism for “reasonable gun control”.   In general, a “red flag law” is some type of state law (although it could at some point be federal) which allows the state to take firearms away from an individual and/or to deny that individual the ability to purchase a gun or to obtain a […]

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Does Starbucks Think Virtue Signaling Can “Save the Planet”?

Does Starbucks Think Virtue Signaling Can “Save the Planet”?

on December 4, 2018, 8:07 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

WILL CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT GREEN-WASHING SAVE EARTH FROM INFLATED OR PHONY ECO SCARES? by Paul Driessen  |   The Post & Email I’d just passed the local Starbucks in Chicago, when my cell phone buzzed to say the Washington, DC City Council had unanimously agreed “in a preliminary vote” to require that 100% of the District’s electricity must come from renewable […]

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Chicago School Board Sues DeVos After $4 Million Funding Withheld over Alleged Incompetence

Chicago School Board Sues DeVos After $4 Million Funding Withheld over Alleged Incompetence

on December 3, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News, State News

By Neetu Chandak  |  Western Journal Chicago Public Schools sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education on Friday for withholding $4 million in grants. The funds were withheld due to the district’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints. The funds may have financed the transfer of three public schools into magnet schools, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Magnet schools are still […]

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Florida Governor Sacks Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes Ahead Of Her January Retirement

Florida Governor Sacks Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes Ahead Of Her January Retirement

on December 3, 2018, 6:58 AM / in State News

By Tim Brown  |  Freedom Outpost The question now is, will Brenda Snipes actually face justice for what she did?  My guess is that it will all be forgotten by next election, she’ll milk the taxpayers till her dying day and another corrupt Democrat will take over as elections supervisor in Broward County. In mid-November in the midst of the […]

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Criminal Justice Reform on Tennessee’s Agenda

Criminal Justice Reform on Tennessee’s Agenda

on December 2, 2018, 7:58 AM / in Opinion, State News

By David Fowler  |   FACT Governor-elect Bill Lee and various state legislative leaders have voiced an interest in working on criminal justice reform during the next legislative session. This is not a topic that I would normally wade into, but it points to what I perceive to be a systemic issue in “reform” efforts in modern politics. Understanding How the […]

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Nashville to become home of Amazon’s East Coast hub of operations

Nashville to become home of Amazon’s East Coast hub of operations

on December 2, 2018, 7:17 AM / in State News

Kara Apel, Rebecca Cardenas NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Nashville will become home to Amazon’s East Coast hub of operations with a $230 million capital investment that is expected to create 5,000 full-time corporate jobs. According to the governor’s office, this is the largest jobs announcement in the history of Tennessee and is projected to created more than 13,000 jobs in the state. […]

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Fatal ambulance crash caused by excessive speed on wet roadway, police say

Fatal ambulance crash caused by excessive speed on wet roadway, police say

on December 2, 2018, 7:10 AM / in State News

Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean Nashville police have identified two Tennessee residents who were killed in an ambulance crash on Interstate 40 on Friday that authorities say was caused by excessive speed on a wet roadway. Nyema Jackson, 36, of Jackson, who was a patient in the back of the ambulance, and Zachary Pruitt, 36, of Humboldt, who was a medic, were both […]

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Tennessee GOP Votes To Close Primaries

Tennessee GOP Votes To Close Primaries

on December 2, 2018, 7:05 AM / in State News

By Laura Baigert  |   Tennessee Star FRANKLIN, Tennessee – The State Executive Committee (SEC) of the Tennessee Republican Party voted overwhelmingly at its organizational meeting to require party registration in order to vote in a party’s primary election, more commonly known as closing the primaries. The SEC has a potential of 66 seats consisting of one committeeman and one committeewoman for each of Tennessee’s […]

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What’s on the Council agenda for Dec. 4th, 2018: Stopping the Amazon bribe, removing storage fees for stolen vehicles and a bill to ban kennels.

on December 2, 2018, 6:58 AM / in State News

by Rod Williams  |  A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville The Metro Council will meet Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 PM in the Council chamber at the Metro Courthouse. Here is a link to the Council agenda and the staff analysis for those who want to watch the Council meeting and follow along. If you are going to watch it, it is more interesting if you […]

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What Amazon’s HQ2 Was Worth to Nashville

What Amazon’s HQ2 Was Worth to Nashville

on December 2, 2018, 6:56 AM / in State News

By STEVEN HALE  |  Nashville Scene Now we know what Metro officials offered up in their effort to lure Amazon’s HQ2 to Nashville — a 50 percent break on property taxes for 15 years and a $500-per-job cash grant that could have totaled $5 million per year, among other things. The internet retail behemoth that is well on its way to […]

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Dog rescued from sink hole

Dog rescued from sink hole

on December 2, 2018, 6:45 AM / in State News

It was outside the city limits, but Madisonville Animal Control Officer Damian Cook couldn’t say no when he got word a dog appeared to be stuck in a sink hole in the Hiwassee Knobs on Monday morning. Cook said Eric Roberts, who lives in the Knobs, could hear a dog barking and eventually traced the sound to what appeared to […]

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Scott Golden Re-Elected As Tennessee Republican Party Chairman; Resolutions Urge Updating Of Election Law

Scott Golden Re-Elected As Tennessee Republican Party Chairman; Resolutions Urge Updating Of Election Law

on December 2, 2018, 6:27 AM / in State News

The Chattanoogan  The Tennessee Republican Party re-elected Scott Golden on Saturday as its chairman to a second two-year term. He said, “I am deeply honored and grateful to have the opportunity to lead our state’s Republican Party once again, and I thank the members of our State Executive Committee for their continued trust. Tennessee Republicans made history this past year […]

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Appeals Court Rules Sale Of Ooltewah Woman’s Home At Back Tax Sale Be Voided Because She Did Not Get Proper Notice

on December 2, 2018, 6:23 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman whose Ooltewah home was sold at a back tax sale without her knowledge should get title to the house back. Chancellor Pam Fleenor had dismissed a suit filed by Linda Owens. However, the Appeals Court directed the chancellor to declare the sale of the property to Kenneth Stiner Sr. void. […]

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ANJRPC Releases Guide To Comply With NJ Magazine Ban By December 10

ANJRPC Releases Guide To Comply With NJ Magazine Ban By December 10

on December 1, 2018, 7:41 AM / in State News

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)-  The appeal of New Jersey’s gun magazine ban is still pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, but because there are only 10 days before gun owners are required to comply with the ban, Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs has released a 4-page guide for gun owners to comply with […]

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Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor, Refugee From Iran, Arrested for Sharing His Testimony — in Minnesota

Ex-Muslim Christian Pastor, Refugee From Iran, Arrested for Sharing His Testimony — in Minnesota

on November 30, 2018, 7:58 AM / in State News

BY TYLER O’NEIL  |   PJ Media Late last month, Ramin Parsa, a Christian pastor who fled Iran as a religious refugee, was arrested for privately sharing his faith testimony in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. He fled persecution in Iran and Turkey, only to find persecution in the land of the free and the home of the brave. “I […]

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Austin city council says ‘values’ require forcing churches to hire LGBT employees

Austin city council says ‘values’ require forcing churches to hire LGBT employees

on November 30, 2018, 7:37 AM / in State News

by Calvin Freiburger AUSTIN, Texas, (LifeSiteNews) – Churches have no right to insist on employees that accept and practice their faith’s teachings on homosexuality, according to Austin officials defending an “anti-discrimination” ordinance currently being challenged by two socially conservative groups. The local ordinance guarantees “the opportunity for each person to obtain employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender […]

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Abrams’ Voter Suppression Claim Damaged After Release of Turnout Numbers

Abrams’ Voter Suppression Claim Damaged After Release of Turnout Numbers

on November 30, 2018, 7:30 AM / in State News

By Savannah Pointer   |   Western Journal The issue of voter suppression played a prominent role in Georgia’s midterm elections, where Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams continues to insist that suppression robbed her state of true results. But now that the election is over and the votes have been counted, the numbers point to not only a rise in voter registration in […]

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Missing girl found safe in Columbia

Missing girl found safe in Columbia

on November 29, 2018, 8:06 AM / in State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN  The Columbia Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a local teenage girl previously reported missing has been located safe and sound. Aleane Mae Paynes, 14, was reported missing by Columbia police on Tuesday. The department said she was last seen by her father in the area of Mt. Cove Road around the time of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

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