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Sustainability Committee discusses $63K bike rack

The Sustainable Campus Fee Committee has put nearly $63,000 towards a bike sharing system. The rack, which will include 10 bikes, will be part of the city-wide bike share. The committee, which is responsible for sustainability projects such as the solar panels in the UC Plaza and the two-way flush ...

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Body found in impounded van 7 weeks after Tennessee shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a dead man’s body remained undetected in an impounded van for seven weeks. Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings called Monday’s belated discovery “unacceptable” and said an internal investigation has been opened. Rallings said robbers opened fire on the van after two ...

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Black history month posters covered by Hitler ones on UTC campus

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee’s president says vandals at the Chattanooga campus have tried to cover up posters for black history month with ones referencing Adolf Hitler. In a statement Thursday, University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro says there’s no place for hate, racism and violence ...

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Tennessee judge hears testimony critical of bus driver

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether to allow certain witness testimony at the trial of a Tennessee school bus driver charged in a fatal crash. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that three people testified Monday that Johnthony Walker cursed out students and sped off in front ...

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Ram truck Super bowl ad using MLK speech draws backlash

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash. The ad, shown below, people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good ...

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Cohen introduces House resolution honoring workers strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, said in a statement Tuesday that the resolution’s co-sponsors include the bipartisan ...

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