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Megan Barry Elected as Nashville’s First Female Mayor

Megan Barry’s election as Nashville’s first female mayor dashed Republican hopes of making inroads in one of the few remaining Democratic strongholds in Tennessee. Barry, a metro councilwoman, ended up cruising to a 10-percentage point victory Thursday over hedge fund … Continue reading

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Senator Corker Says Iran Nuclear Deal will likely Pass

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker predicts President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran will likely survive a congressional vote. The Chattanooga Republican says he is strongly opposed to the measure. The administration says the agreement would impose strict limits on further … Continue reading

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Haslam Promotes Tennessee Promise, talks to Students

Gov. Bill Haslam says his Tennessee Promise Program offering free community college tuition for most of high school graduates could go a long way in addressing income equality issues. The Republican Chief Executive tells The Tennessean studies prove folks with … Continue reading

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Knoxville Man Among 46 Receiving Commuted Sentences

A Knoxville man is among 46 people whose sentences have been commuted by President Barack Obama. The White House said the sentence of Tony Lynn Hollis was commuted to expire on Nov. 10. Hollis was convicted in the Eastern District … Continue reading

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Federal Disaster Declaration Issued

A federal disaster declaration issued this week could speed recovery from a pair of deadly ice storms that ripped Southern Middle Tennessee in February. President Barack Obama approved the aid plan which will clear the way for direct relief and … Continue reading

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Corker Wants More Details on Middle East Military Action

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he needs more details about President Barack Obama’s plan to step up military action against a Middle East terrorist group. The Chattanooga Republican will lead congressional hearings about the plan in the coming weeks. The … Continue reading

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Poll: 79 Percent Approve of Tennessee’s Free Tuition Plan

A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University shows overwhelming support for Gov. Bill Haslam’s program to make community college and technical schools free for upcoming graduates. The poll found that 79 percent approve of the program known as Tennessee … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Backs Off Plans to Sell TVA

President Barack Obama has backed off his controversial push to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the administration’s spending plan released yesterday, the office of management and budget would still prefer to privatize the depression era federal utility, but it … Continue reading

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Haslam to Promote Insure Tennessee Proposal

Gov. Bill Haslam is heading to western Tennessee on Wednesday to promote his proposal to extend health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans. Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal has been met with a largely cool response in the Legislature because … Continue reading

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Haslam Sworn in to 2nd Term as Tennessee Governor

  Republican Bill Haslam has been sworn into his second term as Tennessee governor. State Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee administered the oath to Haslam in a ceremony outside the state Capitol in Nashville on Saturday. Haslam won 70 percent … Continue reading

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