Archive for May 3rd, 2017

Jackson Police continue to investigate a disturbance that occurred at 1617 S. Highland Avenue, Long John Silvers.

on May 3, 2017, 3:15 PM / in Local News

Disturbance Jackson Police continue to investigate a disturbance that occurred at 1617 S. Highland Avenue, Long John Silvers. On May 2nd, at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to Long John Silvers in reference to a disturbance involving several black male subjects.  Responding officers were also advised that shots had been fired in the area.  After […]

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Jackson Police continue to investigate an early morning shooting that occurred at 871 Old Humboldt Rd.

on May 3, 2017, 3:13 PM / in Local News

Officers and Investigators with the Jackson Police Department continue to investigate an early morning shooting that occurred at 871 Old Humboldt Rd. On May 3rd, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers of the Jackson Police Department responded to 871 Old Humboldt Rd. for a call of a victim suffering from a gunshot.  Responding officers were able to locate a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot.    […]

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How the 2017 A/C milestones, new EPA rules will affect you

How the 2017 A/C milestones, new EPA rules will affect you

on May 3, 2017, 8:48 AM / in International News, National News

We’ve reached another milestone in the mobile A/C refrigerant timeline, and this time it’s a big one: January 1, 2017 was the drop-dead date set by the EU (European Union) for when vehicle manufacturers can no longer fill any new vehicle’s A/C system with fluorinated refrigerants (or F-Gases) that have a GWP rating of more than 150. This totally knocks […]

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GOP bill hung up on pre-existing conditions

on May 3, 2017, 8:33 AM / in National News

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Tuesday became the latest House Republican to come out against the ObamaCare repeal bill, underlining how the legislation is losing support from lawmakers who fear it could hurt people with pre-existing health conditions. Some lawmakers expressed doubts that the healthcare bill would come up for a vote this week, despite a push from leaders to […]

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Hydropower Day

on May 3, 2017, 8:31 AM / in National News

What is Happening today It’s hydropower day in the House. The Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on ways to modernize pipelines and hydropower, and a Natural Resources Committee panel will meet to consider “the challenges of keeping hydropower affordable and opportunities for new development.”

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BARRASSO STILL BULLISH ON METHANE RULE REPEAL

BARRASSO STILL BULLISH ON METHANE RULE REPEAL

on May 3, 2017, 8:29 AM / in National News

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is still bullish about his legislation to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s methane venting and flaring rule. He told reporters Tuesday after meeting with the GOP caucus that he expects it to pass next week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hasn’t announced any scheduling plans for it. “I expect it will pass and […]

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NEW PETITION ON EPA

NEW PETITION ON EPA

on May 3, 2017, 8:28 AM / in National News

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is joining the fray against the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases. The conservative, pro-fossil fuels group said Tuesday that it officially petitioned the EPA to repeal the 2009 finding that serves as a lynchpin for climate change policies, saying the EPA violated the law by not submitting the finding to its Scientific Advisory Board. […]

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RENEWABLE POLICY CRITIC TO LEAD ENERGY DEPT. OFFICE

on May 3, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News

Dan Simmons, an outspoken critic of pro-renewable energy policies, has been tapped to head the Department of Energy’s renewable office. Simmons formerly worked at the Institute for Energy Research, a self-styled, free-market energy think tank that is funded largely by fossil fuel interests. An Energy official announced Simmons’s appointment to lead the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) […]

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GOP CONSIDERS CHANGING ANTIQUITIES ACT

GOP CONSIDERS CHANGING ANTIQUITIES ACT

on May 3, 2017, 8:25 AM / in National News

A House Republican hinted at potential reforms to the Antiquities Act on Tuesday. Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) proposed amending the law — which allows the president to unilaterally protect land or water owned by the federal government — to set acreage limits on monuments or require more input from local and state governments before allowing for such designations. The proposal, […]

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Trump to sign order protecting opponents of gay ‘marriage,’ abortion on National Day of Prayer

Trump to sign order protecting opponents of gay ‘marriage,’ abortion on National Day of Prayer

on May 3, 2017, 8:22 AM / in National News

By Claire Chretien WASHINGTON, D.C, (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday protecting the religious liberty of the Little Sisters of the Poor and ordinary Americans who don’t subscribe to gender ideology or believe in same-sex “marriage,” two “senior administration officials” have confirmed to Politico. The Nation released a leaked copy of an executive order in February that prompted […]

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Haslam renews defense of outsourcing as most legislators seek delay

Haslam renews defense of outsourcing as most legislators seek delay

on May 3, 2017, 8:15 AM / in Opinion, State News

Special thanks to Kathryn A little Background to this story: Jones Lange LaSalle was awarded a state contract to manage state buildings a few years ago. This contract is raising questions. The possibility that Jones Lange LaSalle (JLL) could end up managing even more state properties is now raising even more questions. These questions all stem from Tennessee Governor Haslam’ s […]

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A Curious Mom

A Curious Mom

on May 3, 2017, 8:02 AM / in Bedtime Stories

John invited his mother over for dinner one evening. During the meal, she couldn’t help but notice how attractive his roommate Judy was. She had been suspicious of a relationship between her son and his roommate for quite some time, but this only made her more curious. She watched the two of them interact over the course of the evening […]

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Carl Cannon’s Morning Note May 3, 2017

Carl Cannon’s Morning Note May 3, 2017

on May 3, 2017, 7:53 AM / in History, People

On this date in 1936, 21-year-old Joe DiMaggio, the pride of San Francisco, made his major league debut as the New York Yankees’ centerfielder. “An astonishing portion of the crowd,” noted the New York Post, “was composed of strangers to the sport — mostly Italian — who did not even know the stadium subway station.” Neither New York Yankee fans […]

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DNC Lawyers Argue DNC Has Right to Pick Candidates in Back Rooms

on May 3, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News

Attorneys claim the words ‘impartial’ and ‘evenhanded’—as used in the DNC Charter—can’t be interpreted by a court of law On April 28 the transcript was released from the most recent hearing at a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on the lawsuit filed on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters against the Democratic National Committee and former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for rigging the Democratic primaries for Hillary Clinton. […]

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Heritage Foundation board fires president Jim DeMint

Heritage Foundation board fires president Jim DeMint

on May 3, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News

The 22-member board of the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday unanimously voted to fire the influential conservative think tank’s president, Jim DeMint, blaming him for what board Chairman Thomas A. Saunders III called “significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation.” DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, said the assessment was “puzzling” because the […]

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House GOP continue scrambling for health-care votes

House GOP continue scrambling for health-care votes

on May 3, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News

House Republicans struggled on Tuesday to rally support for a revised bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, but still lacked enough votes to pass it. President Trump continued to call for a vote, saying “it’s time now” to push through the legislation. The head of the hardline conservative Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), said the GOP remained “a handful […]

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Trump says ending filibuster and a ‘good shutdown’ might be what the country needs

Trump says ending filibuster and a ‘good shutdown’ might be what the country needs

on May 3, 2017, 7:37 AM / in National News

President Trump said Tuesday that the Senate might need to end the use of the filibuster, expressing frustration that Democrats and scattered Republican opponents have been able to block central components of his legislative agenda. Trump also tweeted that, although Congress averted a government shutdown with a deal to keep federal agencies funded for the rest of the fiscal year, […]

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Disillusioned to the End: Hillary Clinton says she made mistakes but Comey cost her the election

Disillusioned to the End: Hillary Clinton says she made mistakes but Comey cost her the election

on May 3, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday made her strongest statements against President Trump since the November election, declaring herself “part of the resistance.” Clinton took personal responsibility for her defeat, saying she made some big mistakes in her campaign, but said she would have beaten Trump had it not been for Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress, just […]

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Ex-lawmaker Jeremy Durham may face almost $7 million or more in state fines as a result of at least 690 violations of state campaign finance law, according to a USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee analysis of a new campaign finance and ethics report.

Ex-lawmaker Jeremy Durham may face almost $7 million or more in state fines as a result of at least 690 violations of state campaign finance law, according to a USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee analysis of a new campaign finance and ethics report.

on May 3, 2017, 7:30 AM / in State News

Former state lawmaker Jeremy Durham says his wife is a constituent and campaign adviser, so he claims it is legal for him to use campaign funds to buy her football tickets, food and drinks at a game and a plane ticket to accompany him to a conference in Chicago. Durham says his doctor recommended wearing sunglasses if he campaigned outside, so he’s allowed […]

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Newport broadband network a disaster in waiting, expert warns

Newport broadband network a disaster in waiting, expert warns

on May 3, 2017, 6:35 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog Newport officials say they want to spend $21.9 million to create a government-owned Internet network because it’s good for the economy, even though two private providers already offer the service. City officials have hired a Colorado-based consulting firm, Magellan Advisors, which has a reported history of telling bureaucrats whatever they want to hear. The city […]

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