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SGA discusses SOC funding, debates paying for eclipse glasses

Lively debate concerning SGA’s plans for the total solar eclipse occurring Aug. 21, 2017 took place at the meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Tribunal Justice Jacob Robertson expanded upon his resolution from the previous week to provide special solar protective eye-wear for the proper viewing of the eclipse to students. ...

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Bill advances to make Bible official state book of Tenn.

NASHVILLE — A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general’s office. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton of Bean Station was advanced on a 2-1 vote by the State ...

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Governor Bill Haslam to deliver State of the State address

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening, Feb.9. The address comes a week after a special session in which the Republican governor failed to pass his proposal to extend health insurance to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. Haslam ...

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Confusion accompanies new same-sex marriage laws in Alabama

MONTGOMERY— Gay couples began getting married in Alabama on Monday morning, Feb. 9, despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state’s chief justice — an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage— to block the weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning refused to block the marriages and let a hold on ...

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