Monthly Archives: March 2022

Lee wants to combine the grocery tax exemption with a tax cut for lobbyists

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to combine a sales tax exemption on groceries with lower taxes for lawyers, lobbyists and investment advisers. Lee released his updated budget plan on Tuesday, which included the proposed one-month sales tax holiday on groceries and a permanent $400 professional lien tax reduction per year at $300. Republicans and tax-targeted professional circles have long sought ...

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7 injured in Arkansas tornado as storms move deep south | Missouri News

By KEN MILLER and JILL BLEED, Associated Press Severe storms including at least two confirmed tornadoes injured several people on Wednesday, damaged homes and businesses and destroyed power lines in Mississippi and Tennessee after causing damage in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas overnight before heading south. No deaths had been reported from the storms as of Wednesday night, officials said. But ...

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Endangered Species Act/Northern Long-Eeared Bat: US Fish & Wildlife Service proposes to upgrade listing to Endangered status | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, LLC

Download PDF On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (the Service) released a rule proposing to reclassify the northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), a bat species found in all or part of 37 U.S. states (including Arkansas), the District of Columbia, and Canada, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA, or “the Act”). See ...

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Bill to tighten book bans in school libraries in Tennessee

Days after Governor Bill Lee signed a law requiring school libraries to screen their materials for “age appropriate,” Tennessee lawmakers introduced a tougher bill that could slap school librarians with criminal penalties for books that some might call obscene. the invoice under consideration would also require districts or charter schools to remove books from library shelves if a parent or ...

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Choppy hourly sideways consolidation in mixed sentiment as bulls test key hourly resistance

AUD/USD is heading towards key hourly resistance. Risk sentiment remains positive and destabilized by yield curve inversions. Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia take priority and boost market morale. At 0.7510, AUD/USD is trying to move higher as it comes up against a wall of resistance near 0.7520. The price has moved from a low of 0.7456 to a high ...

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Congressional Residency Rule Affecting ’22 Race Heads to Governor | Tennessee News

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers on Monday passed a residency requirement for Republican and Democratic hopefuls in the U.S. House and Senate that would take effect immediately, a move that aims to push at least one GOP hopeful for a House of Commons. A redesigned and open Nashville sits on a crowded primary ballot. ...

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Fulkerson selected to compete in 3X3U National Championship

Tennessee Super Senior Forward John Fulkerson has been selected to compete in the 2022 3X3U National Championship, the event announced Monday. The event takes place Friday through Sunday at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans, the host city of this year’s Men’s Final Four. The 3X3U National Championship pits 16 four-man teams representing each Division I basketball conference against each ...

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La Vergne attorney becomes TN’s only black estate planning law specialist

THE VERGNETenn. (TN Tribune) – Charles R. Frazier is newly certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners and Advice. Frazier, one of only 30 estate planning law specialists in Tennessee, is currently the only African ...

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Cookies or Bratwurst: GOP weighs its convention choices | Tennessee News

By SCOTT BAUER and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press In Milwaukee, one of two cities vying to host the Republican presidential convention in 2024, Democrats were pilloried by would-be visitors after predawn election results handed Wisconsin to Joe Biden during the 2020 White House race. Rival Nashville, Tennessee, is led by a mayor whose Democratic brother was effectively redistributed from his ...

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Bill could ban Delta 8 THC products from Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – There are two bills to regulate Delta 8 THC in the state legislature, although one would ban Tennessee products. Delta 8 is made from hemp. Some people use it for pain relief or other medical purposes, but it also has psychoactive effects. Although similar to Delta 9 THC, the compound in marijuana that gets a person ...

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Afghan pilot left his country and resettled in Chattanooga | Tennessee News

By WYATT MASSEY, Chattanooga Times Free Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – It was mission impossible, he wrote. Or, perhaps more accurately, a suicide mission. Within days, his country had fallen to the Taliban, a reality Khial Shinwari had not expected. He saw the horror of the evacuation of the Afghan military base. The Afghan air force colonel had gone to ...

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Tennessee woman receives settlement and apology in right-to-work case | State

(The Center Square) – A former worker at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has been awarded $10,000 and a union apology following her trial regarding union dues. Dorothy Frame was employed by J&J Worldwide Service, providing cleaning services for the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell, which sits on the state border with Kentucky. J&J employees ...

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School’s new consolidation plan fails to win support from Covington council

COLLINS, Miss. (WDAM) – A proposed new consolidation plan for Covington County schools has failed to win support from the Covington County School Board. This plan, submitted by school superintendent Babette Duty, would have closed Mount Olive High School and Hopewell Elementary School and reoriented Collins Elementary School and Carver Middle School. Duty said the plan would save the district ...

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Tennessee Representative Jim Cooper will not seek re-election – The Vanderbilt Hustler

Cooper’s decision to retire at the end of his current term comes after Tennessee’s redistricting plan was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee on Feb. 6. Sam Davis Tennessee State Capitol, photographed January 9, 2019. (Hustler Multimedia/Sam Davis) Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper announcement on January 25 that he will not run again in the 2022 election cycle. He has ...

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Tennessee unemployment drops slightly in February

Data recently released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed Tennessee recorded another month of lower unemployment in February. It was the second consecutive month of declining unemployment across the state. The February 2022 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.4% was a decline of 0.1 percentage points from the January rate of 3.5%. The new figure is 1.6 ...

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Robert Woods reveals why Tennessee was the preferred shopping destination

The addition of Robert Woods will greatly benefit the Tennesee Titans. Once he’s finished recovering from a torn ACL, the Titans will have a very versatile wide receiver to cover for the loss of Julio Jones. Woods has spent the past five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He became a huge addition to the team and was a key ...

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Marsha Blackburn asked Ketanji Jackson to define woman. Here’s how.

The U.S. Constitution is silent on the definition of “woman” Amid Republican grievances reported by those questioning Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tennessee US Senator Marsha Blackburn stood out. Others have contented themselves with criticizing a private school’s choice of books, venturing to have states decide whether marriage between people of different races is permitted, or requiring the judge to rate ...

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Utah governor vetoes transgender sports ban, rescinds faces

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox vetoed a ban on transgender female students playing sports for girls on Tuesday, becoming the second Republican governor this week to overrule state lawmakers who crack down on youth sports amid broader culture wars as LGBTQ visibility rises. However, leaders in the GOP-dominated Legislature quickly called a veto waiver session and indicated they had enough support ...

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Should the Portland police merge with the county sheriff?

Public safety is a top concern for Portland residents ahead of the May primaries, according to pollsters. It ramps up the intensity of what happens to be the first contested race for the Multnomah County Sheriff in over a decade. Unlike the Portland Police Chief, the Multnomah County Sheriff is an elected office. And two agency insiders are vying to ...

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Hawkins County Industrial Development Board prepares new site | News

SURGOINSVILLE – The Hawkins County Industrial Development Board plans to begin a construction project on Lot 17 of the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in the coming year, which will be the largest ready-to-use site in the county. is from Tennessee once he is certified. During Thursday’s IDB meeting, an employee of engineering firm Mattern and Craig spoke about the progress ...

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1 in 5 Tennessee children living in poverty according to latest state data

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – One in five Tennessee children lived in poverty in 2020 according to the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. The commission recently released its annual county child well-being profiles that explore data on child development. The profiles look at data from 2020, then rank counties based on economic well-being, education, health and family, and community. The ...

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Going against Republican leanings, Indiana governor vetoes transgender sports bill

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender girls from participating in school-sanctioned girl’s sports, taking a radically different approach to the issue than 11 other Republican governors. who have signed similar measures in recent years. . Mr. Holcomb said that the invoice, known as HEA 1041, would likely have been challenged in court. ...

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‘It’s all on the table’ as IPS tackles declining enrollment and school building repairs

Indianapolis public schools have too few students for the number of buildings in the district. A dozen of those facilities in use are in poor or worse condition, according to district leaders. Nearly $500 million in upgrades, repairs and other deferred maintenance work is needed to repair these and other school buildings, according to a recent analysis commissioned by ...

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Tennessee legislature undecided on congressional residency requirement

axios on facebookAxios on TwitterAxios on LinkedInAxios by email Morgan Ortagus at a press conference in 2020. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images As the state legislature continues to debate a residency requirement to run for Congress, it remains undecided whether former President Trump’s preferred nominee in the U.S. House race from District 5 will be eligible to run. Driving ...

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Tennessee Titans: Pro Bowl groomed Rodger Saffold to move to Buffalo Bills

Rodger Saffold’s first Pro Bowl appearance — in his 12th NFL season — was a major milestone in his career. It also helped guide him in a new professional direction. A few days after the Tennessee Titans freed him in a bid to create much-needed salary cap space, Saffold signed a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Buffalo Bills. The ...

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Now ‘Plan B’ is under fire | News

In June, the United States Supreme Court is expected to weaken or overturn its nearly 50-year-old abortion rights decision, Roe v. Wade, giving states wide latitude to restrict the process. But most legislatures will be adjourned by then, and anti-abortion lawmakers aren’t waiting to tackle what they hope will be one of the results of widespread limits on clinical abortions: ...

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Tennessee lawmakers take 6 nominations to Governor Lee’s state board of education

March 19 – NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Senate has approved a bill stripping Governor Bill Lee of his sole power to appoint members to the State Board of Education, ceding two-thirds of the nine nominations to House and Senate Speakers. The measure, which had previously passed the House as the 1838 bill, was approved by the GOP-led Senate in a ...

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Another blow to consolidation. Is this time different?

MBS live recap: another attempt at consolidation. Is this time different? Fri, March 18, 2022, 4:20 PM Another blow to consolidation. Is this time different? Last Friday had a fairly classic “stabilization” vibe when it came to interest rates. It was the only day of the week when 10-year yields rose positively during domestic hours and was by ...

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Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates – Jobs & HR

United States: Tennessee expands employee protections over COVID-19 vaccination mandates March 18, 2022 Proskauer Rose LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed into law a bill that expands protections for employees subject to employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The ...

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Softball preview: #14 Lady Vols vs. #10 Arkansas

KNOXVILLE, TN — After a 2-0 start to the conference game and a 10-game winning streak, the No. 14/15 Lady Vol softball team returns to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium this weekend for its home opener series of the SEC vs. Arkansas #10/12. Friday’s series opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET, while Saturday and Sunday’s games are scheduled for 1 ...

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Legal issues on immigration enforcement

A month after Nashville officials approved a controversial order giving the green light to a six-month license plate reader driver, the law is under further scrutiny. A trio of amendments proposed by At-large Council member Bob Mendes are now at the center of an ongoing debate over how the city is allowed to use license plate reader data, particularly in ...

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Tennessee GOP uses Texas as model, introduces anti-abortion bill

Nashville, Tennessee. Despite having already enacted one of the toughest abortion bans in the United States, Republicans in Tennessee on Tuesday began proposing another anti-abortion measure strategically drafted to avoid challenges in federal courts. The proposal is almost a direct copy of legislation currently enacted in Texas, which not only prohibits doctors from performing abortions before most people know they ...

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A fragmented industry with 3,200 mostly small businesses

DUBLIN, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marketdata LLC’s “US Debt Collection Agencies: An Industry Analysis” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets Logo This recently updated bestseller by Marketdata examines the $15 billion activity of debt collection agencies. Consumer complaints about harassment by collectors still exist and top the list of complaints filed with the FTC. ...

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Roane State to Develop Cyber ​​Defense Training for Industrialists

Roane State Community College will play a key role in what is described as an ambitious program to make the Tennessee Valley the national hub for machine tool research, development and training. The community college’s nationally recognized cyber defense department has received a $250,000 grant to develop training for companies that will help protect the digital components of next-generation machine ...

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‘Age-appropriate’ school library bill heads to TN governor’s office

Marta W. Aldrich The Tennessee Legislature sends a school library bill to Governor Bill Lee’s office to review library materials for “age appropriateness”. Along partisan lines, the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 73 to 21 Monday night to approve the Republican governor‘s proposal after the measure was swiftly passed by the Senate last month. The legislation would require each public ...

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Historic Collinsville Announces New Trustees; Opening of the 2022 season

Clarksville, TN – Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement in rural Montgomery County, Tennessee, announces its 2022 opening weekend will be April 1-3, 2022. Visitors to the historic site will be greeted by new faces and can expect more activity throughout the year. Kristy Proctor and Mark Britton were hired as directors of Historic Collinsville and the Weakley House Museum. The two ...

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Ohio Governor Signs Concealed Firearms Bill Removing License Requirement

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine sign a bill on Monday that will allow anyone 21 and older who is legally authorized to own a weapon to carry a concealed weapon without a license. Our thought bubble: DeWine faces a multi-pronged challenge for the Republican gubernatorial primary. His signing of the permit-free carry bill comes just weeks before early voting begins. Between ...

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Asia-Pacific Contract Research Organization Market Research Report 2021-2028: Rising Demand for Specialized Testing Services and Rising Market Consolidation – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Report “Asia-Pacific Contract Research Organization Market Forecast to 2028 – Impact of COVID-19 and Regional Analysis by Type; End-User and Geography” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Asia-Pacific Contract Research Organization Market was valued at US$8,112.00 Million in 2020, and it is projected to reach US$18,399.87 Million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR ...

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Festival of Veils, food, artwork, Secret Service information

Middle Tennessee State University is hosting upcoming events that are free and open to the public. Todd Art Gallery Exhibition Middle Tennessee State University is honoring a gifted — and prolific — sculpture teacher with a new retrospective exhibition of his work and an opportunity to help talented students take up his tools. “James Gibson: A Life in Sculpture—A Retrospective” ...

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Body found near a trail in Bristol, Tennessee | WJHL

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Pamela Moses’ legal team wants her voter registration charges thrown out

A judge in Memphis, Tennessee has granted Black Lives Matter activist Pamela Moses a new trial after she was sentenced to six years in prison for registering to vote, The Guardian reports. On February 25, Judge Mark Ward, who previously sentenced Moses to prison in January, released Moses from jail on bail based on additional evidence not shared with Moses’ ...

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The new Paul LePage looks a lot like the old one

They say if you live long enough you’ll see it all. Sometimes we even see it twice, Maine gets another campaign from former Florida resident and former Maine governor Paul LePage, who is running to get his old job back and promises that this time it will be different. “I’ll tell you, the one thing you’ll see about Paul LePage ...

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Reviews | The Ukrainian War and the Retro-Future

Long before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, his assaults were often met with the accusation – leveled by John Kerry and Angela Merkel, among others – that he is a 19th century figure in a 21st century world. . It’s a line that seemed intended to find Putin guilty not just of malice but of anachronism, which is somehow more ...

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TDOT says refreeze concern overnight | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tri-Cities residents woke up Saturday morning to a winter wonderland, while area road crews are still working overtime to keep roads clear. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said roads, especially back roads, will continue to be a problem throughout the night. Icy Roads: Which counties see ice and snow? “The concern we’re going ...

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Tennessee Volunteers take on Kentucky Wildcats in SEC Tournament

Kentucky Wildcats (26-6, 14-4 SEC) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (24-7, 14-4 SEC) Tampa, Fla.; Saturday, 3:30 PM EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE:… Kentucky Wildcats (26-6, 14-4 SEC) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (24-7, 14-4 SEC) Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Tennessee -2; plus/minus is 139.5 BOTTOM LINE: The No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers and No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats play in ...

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Councilman’s Lawsuit Against State Dismissed | State

Alderman Jenna Amacher’s lawsuit against the State of Tennessee was dismissed without prejudice due to jurisdictional issues regarding her lack of standing. The lawsuit sought to prohibit the state from enforcing a provision of state law that says municipal elections must be nonpartisan, allowing for a potential municipal primary when she seeks re-election in two years. Amacher filed a lawsuit ...

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Why state laws have local leaders fearing the next pandemic | Best States

As local mask mandates quickly fall by the wayside, public health officials worry that restrictions placed on them during the pandemic by state officials could hamper future efforts to contain the next virus to hit the America. A case in point is Tennessee, where the state passed a law last year that bans mask mandates in public buildings and schools ...

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How New European AML Regulations Will Affect Crypto

According to recent news reports, six European countries, led by Germany, are working to launch an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) body that will include the cryptocurrency market in its purview. Details remain scarce, but the initiative is known to involve Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The group is working on the “mission and design” of a new international ...

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Family loses home less than a year after moving to East Tennessee

A Morgan County family that moved to east Tennessee less than a year ago is now picking up the pieces after losing everything in a house fire on Wednesday. “Within ten minutes of us leaving the house, the whole house was engulfed in flames,” said Donna Lyn Moran, who lived in the house. She described a time she never thought ...

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TN lawmakers to consider birth father bill

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Signing a birth certificate can turn a happy event into a nightmare with just one question: Who is the baby’s “real” father? State Representative Antonio Parkinson, who represents District 98 in Shelby County, said a bill he plans to introduce next week in Nashville will help answer that question. The bill is focused on single people and men ...

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Florida isn’t the only state to pass legislation that could be harmful to LGBTQ students | national

Just over two months into the new year, lawmakers in dozens of states have introduced a slew of bills that could limit the rights of LGBTQ Americans. The proposals range from banning teaching about gender identity in the classroom to restricting access to gender-affirming health care and excluding transgender youth from school sports. Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed the controversial ...

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Governor dodges questions about charter schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Should children in Tennessee be taught that civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination are a bad thing? On Wednesday, Governor Bill Lee dodged those questions. This follows a NewsChannel 5 investigation of a college in Michigan that Lee personally urged to start charter schools across Tennessee. This survey revealed that Hillsdale College’s 1776 curriculum is rewriting the ...

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Supporting Florida’s minority businesses means supporting pharmaceutical innovation

The extent to which Florida’s business community has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic is nothing short of inspiring. Yet, as the light at the end of the tunnel draws closer, it is paramount that our nation’s leaders do not ignore calls from small business owners to support their efforts with federal policy reforms. As President and CEO ...

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Collins will remain jailed without bail, lost his job at THP | Family

KINGSPORT — Nicholas Collins, a former Tennessee Highway Patrol soldier, will remain jailed without bond after a court hearing on Tuesday morning. Collins, charged with vandalism and two counts of breaching protective orders in late February, asked to be released from prison and take part in a temporary release program in which he would wear an ankle bracelet to track ...

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Concerns about the TN Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A proposed “Texas-style” abortion ban on Capitol Hill is raising some concerns among choice advocates. The bill, by Rep. Rebecca Alexander (R-Jonesborough) and Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), follows the lead of controversial Texas law SB-8, which is pending, which bans abortions after 6 weeks and allows anyone to sue those who help someone to have ...

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DOS search blocks; meeting scheduled for Thursday to discuss research process | Local News

What was billed as a brief meeting turned into a session that lasted nearly two and a half hours and featured discussions, motions, motions defeated, legal commentary and an outgoing board member as the Cumberland County School Board was discussing how it would proceed with his search. for a new principal of schools. In the absence of a decision approved ...

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TN bill would allow drivers to remove speeding ticket points from their records | WJHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — State lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow drivers to remove points added to their driving record from a speeding ticket if they take a defensive driving course. Like many states, Tennessee has a system where points are accumulated on a person’s driving record for traffic violations and accidents. If a certain number of points ...

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Fullington Trailways cuts roads between Harrisburg and State College

The Fullington Trailways bus station at 152 N. Atherton Street at State College on March 7, 2022. Abby Drey [email protected] Five routes to and from State College via Fullington Trailways will be discontinued after March 31 as part of the consolidation of daily departures due to budget constraints and an audit by the Federal Transit Administration. In a press release, ...

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Breweries partner with Tennessee farmers to create local beers

axios on facebookAxios on TwitterAxios on LinkedInAxios by email Illustration: Aida Amer/Axios Local Tennessee breweries are collaborating with the state Department of Agriculture on a farm-to-tap initiative that connects volunteer farmers across the state with beer makers. Why is this important: The goal is to build a pipeline of locally grown ingredients for use in beers made in Tennessee. And ...

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National Gasoline Average Climbs to $4 a Gallon: Here’s the Tennessee Average

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Gas prices in the United States are soaring and starting to exceed national averages. According to GasBuddy, for the first time in 14 years, the average national gas price in the United States has exceeded $4 per gallon. GasBuddy announced the record average on Saturday in a statement saying Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine is to ...

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Two years after the recovery of Evelyn Boswell: where is it today?

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Two years ago, the remains of Evelyn Boswell were found after a week-long Amber Alert and search efforts by local and state agencies. Evelyn was first reported missing on February 18, 2020 when the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a tip about a child who had not been seen by family members for approximately ...

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Why Tennessee State and Local Governance is the Gold Standard

John Knubel is the author of several books and currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee. We moved to Tennessee in 2013 to follow a 55-year career in federal government and the financial services industry – in addition to my passion for passing on responsible, accountable, sustainable and transparent federal government and a prosperous America to my children. and my grandchildren. It ...

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TDOT brings immediate fixes to Alcoa Highway this weekend

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Immediate fixes to the Alcoa Freeway will force lane closures this weekend to stabilize a dip in the busy roadway. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, the northbound merge lane for the Cherokee Trail/UT Medical Center exit will be closed, according to a spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Motorists will still ...

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Report: Reducing Polling Location “Discouraged Turnout” for Black and Latino Voters in California in 2020

Only 16 counties remained faithful to the traditional model of assigning each voter a polling station without grouping the districts. The PPIC study found that precinct consolidation widened the turnout gap for Latino and black voters, particularly for black voters who were not previously registered to vote by mail and were therefore not accustomed to a ballot arriving in their ...

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Women’s tennis heads to UT Martin for Saturday doubles

History links CHATTANOOGA – The Chattanooga Mocs women’s tennis team returns to action this weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday in Martin, Tennessee, as the team takes on Missouri State and hosts UT Martin in non-conference action at the Skyhawk Tennis Complex. Due to forecast rain on Sunday, the original schedule was changed to UTC facing Missouri ...

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APSU Women’s Basketball defeats Tennessee State in OVC Tournament, 67-53

Evansville, IN – For the first time since 2012, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball team earned a win at the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, breaking an eight-game drought with a 67-53 win over No. 8 Tennessee on Thursday at Ford Center. Austin Peay (19-10, 11-7 OVC) was trailed by Yamia Johnsonwho scored a game-high 17 ...

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Consolidation boom brings back memories of pre-RDR days

Advisors fear that Retail Distribution Review (RDR) gains could be threatened by aggressive consolidators. Platform providers have recently taken over successful consultancies in large numbers, leading to growing unease about their impact on the industry. Aviva announced on Wednesday March 2 the acquisition of IFA Succession Wealth for £385 million to strengthen its presence in the advisory market. The announcement ...

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Composite decking and railing manufacturer will create more than 300 jobs in Tennessee

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Fiberon would introduce manufacturing and distribution operations to Columbia in ...

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Bill to criminally charge librarians, ban books containing ‘obscene material’ backed by TN GOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Republican supermajority in the Capitol is seeking more books, this time books that the GOP says contain pornographic material. The bill (HB 1944) receives negative reactions and could criminally charge librarians. Rep. Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka) is pushing ahead with his party’s support on a bill to ban library books and criminalize educators providing access to ...

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Buttigieg asks states to consider road project safety

WASHINGTON — The federal government has a new warning to states asking for billions of dollars from President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Act to widen roads: Protect the safety of pedestrians and cyclists or risk losing funds. In a new report submitted to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the Department of Transportation says it will aim to prioritize the ...

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A reader writes an open letter to Senator Blackburn

Dear Senator Blackburn: Referring to your Feb. 17 online essay, “Democrat-Led Policies Jeopardize Tennessean Safety,” I agree that Tennessee families have every reason to be concerned for their safety, but not for the reasons you give. Yes, Tennessee ranks third in violent crime, with gun deaths now surpassing car accidents. Tennessee ranks fourth in the number of women killed by ...

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Equity in Voter Turnout After Pandemic Electoral Policy Changes

Before the pandemic, California already had one of the highest mail-in voting rates in the country (57.8% in 2016). California was also not the only state with universal VBM during the pandemic. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and some counties in New Mexico and Utah made the switch in the 2016 elections, and the rest of Utah, along with Hawaii, New Jersey, ...

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42% of Tennessee hemp crops test above THC threshold

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), 42% of hemp crops in Tennessee are deemed non-compliant with federal requirements limiting total THC levels in crops to less than 0.3%, forcing farmers to destroy their crops, according to a Channel 5 News Report. Seth Fuller, co-owner of Nashland Farms, said he had his crops tested twice by the ...

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EXPLAINER: Verdict for American at Nissan in Ghosn Scandal | Tennessee News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court will issue a verdict Thursday in the criminal trial of Greg Kelly, an American and former executive of Japanese automaker Nissan. Kelly has been charged with financial wrongdoing for underreporting the compensation of Carlos Ghosn, his former boss and former chairman of Nissan. The presiding judge will read ...

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Senate Approves Residency Requirements for US House Candidates | Tennessee News

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just weeks after finalizing Tennessee’s new congressional boundaries, GOP lawmakers are now considering a possible residency requirement for U.S. House Republican and Democratic hopefuls seeking the nomination of their political party later this year. The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday advanced legislation requiring candidates for the U.S. House and Senate to meet ...

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