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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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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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Tennessee sues federal government over refugee resettlement

The state of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of its refugee resettlement program. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by the Tennessee General Assembly, argues that the program is forcing the state to spend money on additional services for refugees, such as health ...

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Nashville silently protests Trump Inauguration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of people sat in silent protest at a Nashville park while President Donald Trump took the oath of office. Those gathered at Centennial Park on Friday took a 10-minute pause from talking as they declined to watch or listen to Trump’s swearing in. Organizers led ...

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Letter to the Editor

Non-Science Majors Should Take Science Classes as Electives >Jacob Robertson As I enter my senior year as a physics major, confirming my Spring schedule comes with a sense of relief. My semesters are finally full with science classes in my field of study, undiluted with the core requirements of subjects ...

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Justin Timberlake faces legal questions after selfie at Tennessee polling booth

Taking selfies at voting booths is illegal in Tennessee, a fact unknown by some, including Justin Timberlake. Timberlake took a selfie at a voting booth in Tennessee, his home state, after he flew in from California. He posted the picture on Instagram and immediately felt the repercussions as people asked ...

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