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Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing statues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage of a last-minute ...

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Hands on the wheel, ears off the phone

Talking on the phone while driving should be illegal in Tennessee in order to increase driver safety throughout the state. According to the Tennessean, the Tennessee state legislators discussed a bill which outlaws the use of a mobile phone with your hands while driving. The bill not only includes texting ...

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Undocumented Tenn. residents want in-state tuition

Non-profit Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC, encouraged APSU students to lobby for undocumented Tennessee residents’ right for in-state tuition during their visit to APSU on Monday, Nov. 2. TIRRC is a non-profit focusing on the empowerment and support of immigrants and refugees to the state. According to ...

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