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Bill allowing Tennessee teachers to carry guns in schools advances in House committee

Bill allowing Tennessee teachers to carry guns in schools advances in House committee

on April 4, 2019, 7:21 AM / in State News

A bill that would allow Tennessee teachers to carry guns in schools was approved Wednesday in a House subcommittee, despite a top law enforcement official, educators and Republican lawmakers expressing concerns. The legislation, House Bill 1380, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, made its way out of the K-12 Education subcommittee by a voice vote and will move on to the […]

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Democratic Rep. Rick Staples faces allegations, investigation of sexual misconduct

Democratic Rep. Rick Staples faces allegations, investigation of sexual misconduct

on April 4, 2019, 7:13 AM / in State News

Knoxville Democratic Rep. Rick Staples is facing disciplinary action after an internal investigation determined he violated the legislature’s sexual harassment policy, according to multiple sources aware of the inquiry. As a result, Staples is expected to be removed from the House Ethics Committee, to which Speaker Glen Casada appointed him in January. Although the official details of Staples’ violation of the policy are unclear, […]

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FBI Investigating Sudden Dismissal Of Smollett Hate-Crime Hoax

on April 3, 2019, 7:19 AM / in State News

Update2: According to ABC7‘s Rob Elgas, the FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against Smollett. Furthermore, according to records obtained from the Chicago police, the FBI was already involved in part of the investigation, and CPD forwarded a copy of a search warrant on Smollett’s iCloud account to an FBI analyst. BREAKING: Two law enforcement officials briefed on the […]

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New York State Budget: Congestion Pricing Coming To Manhattan

on April 2, 2019, 8:35 AM / in State News

Sources: Drivers In Cars Will Pay Around $11.50 And Truck Drivers Will Pay About $25; Possible Discounts For Some Being Worked Out NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It has worked in cities like London and Singapore and state lawmakers are hoping congestion pricing will decrease traffic in New York City, too. CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez found out what Sunday’s historic news means for […]

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Unvaccinated Children Torn From Parents in Horrifying Late Night SWAT Raid

Unvaccinated Children Torn From Parents in Horrifying Late Night SWAT Raid

on April 2, 2019, 8:12 AM / in National News, State News

By Dagny Taggart Warning: If you care about parental rights, this story will infuriate you. On February 25, a pregnant mother took her 2-year-old son to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine clinic in Tempe, Arizona because he had a fever of over 100. The doctor instructed the mother to take him to the emergency room because he is unvaccinated and […]

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New York passes bill to raise tobacco sale age

on April 2, 2019, 8:04 AM / in State News

New York will become the latest state to raise the tobacco sale age to 21, pending the signature of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The state Senate voted Monday to raise the age requirement, which applies to cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Eight states, including California and New Jersey, and at least 440 cities and counties, already limit tobacco sales to those aged […]

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GOOD NEWS FOR GUN OWNERS!

on April 2, 2019, 7:28 AM / in National News, State News

Hey gang: A federal judge just ruled California’s ban on magazines holding more than ten rounds is unconstitutional. The judge cited three cases, one where a woman successfully defended herself with more than ten rounds, and two cases where the victims ran out of bullets and were killed (or attacked). Oregon is presently trying to pass a ban on all […]

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Christian Azusa Pacific University again drops ban on same-sex student relationships

Christian Azusa Pacific University again drops ban on same-sex student relationships

on April 2, 2019, 7:19 AM / in State News

By Martin M. Barillas (LifeSiteNews) — Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian college in southern California, decided once again to remove a ban on same-sex relationships from its code of student conduct. In the fall term, APU removed a ban on “romanticized” same-sex relationships, only to reverse course after its board of trustees declared that it had never approved the change. “APU is […]

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Some Shocking Election Eve Recommendations

Some Shocking Election Eve Recommendations

on April 2, 2019, 7:03 AM / in State News

So voters in the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson will be voting on Tuesday in municipal elections.  And as I don’t live in one of those cities, I haven’t paid much attention to the races and only have a couple of recommendations. First, though, let’s talk about the expected “low” turnout…probably around 12 percent or so. […]

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Suspect identified in killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle amid chaos at vigil

on April 2, 2019, 6:13 AM / in State News

Police allege Eric Holder, 29, fired numerous shots at the Grammy-nominated star and two other men in a Los Angeles parking lot on Sunday afternoon. The suspect’s name was released as 19 people were injured late Monday during a vigil at the scene of the murder. Authorities said the majority of those hospitalized appeared to have suffered “trample injuries” after […]

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Welfare or health care? Debate flares over Medicaid work requirements

on April 1, 2019, 7:04 AM / in State News

A federal judge struck down Arkansas’ work requirements law last week, stymieing the legislation that had caused 18,000 Arkansans to lose health insurance over the past several months. Yet on Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar approved a similar waiver that would allow Utah to mandate work requirements — showing that the ruling had not shaken the Trump […]

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Ex-Chicago Prosecutor Drops Smollett Bomb – Suspects VIP Implicated, Leaned on State To Keep Things Quiet

on April 1, 2019, 6:19 AM / in National News, State News

The nation was shocked and disgusted on Tuesday when it was announced, without any prior warning, that the Chicago state’s attorney’s office had dropped all felony charges against actor Jussie Smollett and, save for the forfeiture of his $10,000 bond, essentially allowed him to walk away free from an alleged hate crime hoax. On top of that, the files and […]

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Tennessee Legislative Report from Tennessee Eagle Forum March 30th 2019

Tennessee Legislative Report from Tennessee Eagle Forum March 30th 2019

on April 1, 2019, 6:13 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Sad Day in Tennessee

Sad Day in Tennessee

on April 1, 2019, 5:58 AM / in State News
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Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Law to Start Treating Gold and Silver as Money

Signed by the Governor: West Virginia Law to Start Treating Gold and Silver as Money

on March 31, 2019, 7:36 AM / in State News

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 27, 2019) – Today, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law that takes an important first step towards treating gold and silver as money instead of a commodity.  Sen. Craig Blair (R-Martinsburg) introduced Senate Bill 502 (SB502) on Feb. 1. The new law repeals sales and use tax on gold and silver bullion. SB502 […]

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Georgia Legislature Passes Fetal Heartbeat Legislation

Georgia Legislature Passes Fetal Heartbeat Legislation

on March 30, 2019, 7:13 AM / in State News

The Georgia state legislature has just passed a fetal heartbeat abortion bill. The pro-life measure will start placing restrictions on abortion once a child has her own heartbeat in her mother’s womb. The measure also allows parents to begin getting the tax benefits of having children while the child is still in the womb and allows mothers to get deadbeat […]

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“Red Flag” may be in peril – Civil Immunity to be heard next week

on March 30, 2019, 7:10 AM / in Opinion, State News

We are starting to hear talk that the Tennessee Legislature may adjourn perhaps as early as mid-May, 2019. If so, the next six weeks promise to be really business, full of dirty tricks and overflowing with shenanigans. One of the most watched attacks on our rights is Republican Senator Steve Dickerson’s gun confiscation legislation (Senate Bill 1178 – also known […]

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Chicago PD Quickly Dump Smollett Hate-Hoax Docs Before Case Sealed By Judge

Chicago PD Quickly Dump Smollett Hate-Hoax Docs Before Case Sealed By Judge

on March 30, 2019, 6:53 AM / in Opinion, State News

A last minute FOIA records request in the Jussie Smollett hate-hoax investigation was fulfilled by the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday – shortly before the case was sealed by a Cook County judge.  Livid Chicago law enforcement officials were beside themselves on Tuesday after all 16 felony charges were dismissed against Smollett for allegedly staging his own hate crime with two Nigerian-born […]

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ESA Voucher Bill— What You Need to Know.

ESA Voucher Bill— What You Need to Know.

on March 29, 2019, 8:48 AM / in Opinion, State News

From Momma Bears  On Wednesday morning at 8:00 am sharp, the House Education Committee is supposed to hear the House Voucher Bill (HB939) but you know how those politicians are… For all we know, they just might roll this bill for more time to intimidate the freshmen legislators. Now, if you click on that bill link, all you are going to find […]

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To Avoid LGBT Onslaught, Alabama Seeks to End Marriage Licenses

To Avoid LGBT Onslaught, Alabama Seeks to End Marriage Licenses

on March 29, 2019, 8:42 AM / in State News

Alabama has a novel solution to protect itself and its officials from having to endorse homosexual “marriages:” Get the state out of marriage altogether. More than eight out of 10 voters in the conservative state decided to enshrine marriage in their state’s Constitution. But despite the lack of federal authority over marriage and despite the 10th Amendment’s specific reservation of […]

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