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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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Gay marriage needs to be a legal issue

The social issues with gay marriage shouldn’t dictate government ruling. When it comes down to why gay marriage should or should not be legal, are the reasons expressed by our government’s laws really constitutional or just perverse rules enabled by an outdated way of thinking? It makes little to no ...

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Two ex-Vanderbilt football players found guilty of rape, next two teammates wait to go to trial

NASHVILLE — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday, Jan. 27 ...

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March of Life Day

WASHINGTON  — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday, Jan. 22 after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted ...

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Branches of Tennessee government fight against hunger

NASHVILLE — Officials from all branches of Tennessee government are joining in a campaign against hunger. Members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the governor’s cabinet, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the state’s constitutional officers will help pack about 50,000 meals for food banks across Tennessee on Friday, Jan. 16. The ...

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