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Immigrant tuition splits Tennessee governor’s field in forum

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race’s first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally. The Republicans at ...

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The Latest: Marsha Blackburn joins Tennessee Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local): 11 a.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is launching her bid for the U.S. Senate on the heels of Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to sit out the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker. ...

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Tennessee Capitol evacuated after tunnel fire, no injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state Capitol has been evacuated over concerns about smoke from a fire that broke out in a tunnel being built beneath the building. WKRN-TV reports that the fire was extinguished by Monday afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the fire. No injuries were reported. Lawmakers ...

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Gov. Bill Haslam signs Improve Act increasing Tennessee fuel tax

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is hitting the road to hold bill signing ceremonies for his highway and bridge funding program called the Improve Act. The governor officially signed the bill into law within days of the contentious measure’s passage in the legislature in April. But that’s ...

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APSU Board of Trustees holds inaugural meeting

The newly appointed APSU Board of Trustees held their first official meeting Thursday, March 30. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam attended the historic meeting of the board he helped make possible through the FOCUS Act. The act allows each public university to construct their own individual governing board, as opposed to ...

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Sen. Rebecca Jacks introduces SGA dress code

Sen. Rebecca Jacks introduced Act No. 16, which would mandate uniforms for all SGA members, during the SGA meeting on Wednesday, March 29. Uniforms would include SGA-issued black polos and khakis. The act also specifies the color of belt required. The bill was introduced with immediate request for retraction from ...

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