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Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for sick

WASHINGTON (AP) — A health care proposal from Senate conservatives would let insurers sell skimpy policies provided they also offer a comprehensive plan. It’s being billed as pro-consumer, allowing freedom of choice and potential savings for many. But critics say it would split the sick and the healthy, leading to ...

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Haslam, TDEC Present Dr. Edward Chester with Lifetime Achievement Award

 NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Dr. Edward Chester with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards on June 16.           “Over the past 50 years, Dr. Chester ...

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Trio of APSU Cheerleading student-athletes win gold for Team USA at World Cheerleading Championships

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University student-athletes are no stranger to competition. Each year, the Governors compete to be the best on their team, the best in their conference and some even push to rank among the best in the nation. Very few have ever been able to say ...

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Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that electricity production from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation in the most recent months for which data ...

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VA makes public its disciplinary action against employees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is posting a weekly list of disciplinary actions taken against its employees, part of an overhaul effort pushed by President Donald Trump. VA Secretary David Shulkin said Friday the effort is aimed at improving accountability at the struggling department after Trump signed ...

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GOP leader says he’ll rework health bill, but offers Plan B

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to produce a fresh bill in about a week scuttling and replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But he’s also acknowledging a Plan B if that effort continues to flounder. “If my side is unable ...

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