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6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Federal Labor Board To Hear UAW Complaint On Chattanooga VW Vote

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Today, a judge with the National Labor Relations Board will convene a hearing in Chattanooga that will determine whether or not political opposition to the United Auto Workers union swayed a vote at the city's Volkswagen plant.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Legislative News: Pseudoephedrine Limits / State Execution Method

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The Tennessee House and Senate continue to disagree on legislation that puts annual limits on purchases of cold and allergy medications.

At the beginning of the session, Governor Bill Haslam introduced a proposal to tighten annual limits on purchases of those medications, which contain pseudoephedrine and can be used to make methamphetamine.

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Labor
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

U.S. House Democrats Open Inquiry Into Chattanooga VW Union Vote

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The Haslam administration's role in opposing unionization at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant is at the center of an inquiry launched by Democrats in the U.S. House.

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Pilot Investigation
5:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

One Year On, Still Unanswered Questions In Pilot Probe

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A year ago this week, federal agents from the FBI and the IRS raided the Knoxville headquarters of the nation’s largest truck stop chain. It soon became known that Pilot Flying J was being investigated for a long-running rebate fraud scheme that may have cheated many of the company’s commercial clients out of millions of dollars.

To date, ten Pilot employees have pleaded guilty in connection with the rebate fraud, and the company is still working to burnish its public image. And the federal investigation continues.

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United Cerebral Palsy
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

New Survey Ranks Tennessee Near Bottom For Care Of Those With Disabilities

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A new survey ranks Tennessee 47th in the nation in caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy weighed factors like quality of life with disabilities, efforts to promote independence, and policies designed to keep families together.

Tennessee’s low ranking from comes from the state’s long waiting list for services and from its reliance on treatment facilities rather than providing more help at home.

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Law and Government
6:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

School Voucher Proposal Dies In House

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Proponents of a limited school voucher program will have to take another stab at the issue next year. On Tuesday, the bill was taken out of consideration in the Tennessee House, ending its chances for approval in the waning legislative session.

Time was running out to secure votes and shepherd the proposal to a House vote, Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) told colleagues on the House Finance Committee on Tuesday. He removed the bill from the committee's calendar, killing it for the year.

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Bruce Poston
2:01 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Well-known Knoxville Attorney Arrested On Drug Charges

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Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested prominent defense attorney Bruce Poston this morning at the City-County Building.   Poston is being charged with illegally delivering painkillers on two separate occasions to the wife of a former client.  He’s also charged with one attempted delivery.

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Education
6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Gov. Haslam Likely to Sign Charter Authorizer Into Law

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Governor Bill Haslam is expected to sign into law a bill that would allow the Tennessee Board of Education to overrule local rejections of charter school applications.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
5:54 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#14)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and Knoxville News Sentinel Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey catch up on what's happening in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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Magnolia Avenue
4:30 am
Mon April 14, 2014

City To Roll Out Latest Vision For Magnolia Avenue This Week

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Knoxville city officials and consultants will unveil their latest designs for the Magnolia Avenue Streetscapes Project on Wednesday, part of an effort to revitalize an area that’s suffered from years of deterioration and neglect.

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