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Y-12 National Security Complex
2:49 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Federal Government Confirms Decision On Y-12 Contractor

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

As early as January of this year, employees at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge thought they knew who their new bosses were going to be.  On January 8, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced the Virginia-based company Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) would take over the reins of the facility from B&W Y-12, the contractor that had run Y-12 for more than a decade.

But not so fast.

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Government
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

HHS Secretary to Visit Memphis

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

The government official at the center of the healthcare website debacle will be in Tennessee today. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Memphis, where she will deliver remarks and take questions from reporters.

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US Department of Energy
4:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Summer Cyber Attack Affects DOE Employees In Oak Ridge

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A summer cyber attack on Department of Energy computer systems in Washington has affected DOE employees in Oak Ridge.

The number of those affected isn’t yet available, but the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the personal information of apparently hundreds of employees at DOE facilities in Oak Ridge was compromised by a cyber attack in July and August.

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Living With HIV
3:28 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Dialogue: My HIV Life

Credit WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

Despite advancements in medication and treatment, life with an HIV diagnosis is still a challenge, both physically and emotionally. This year, WUOT Producers Matt Shafer Powell and Leslie Snow sat down with five East Tennesseans to hear their stories about living with HIV.  In the WUOT radio documentary "I'm Still Here: My HIV Life", each speaks frankly about the grief, pain and hope that accompany their diagnoses.

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HIV/AIDS
3:15 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Coming Wednesday: "I'm Still Here: My HIV Life"

 

When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his

50th birthday.

Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality. “My life is a lot different,” he said, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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Law
6:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Mishandled Evidence Casts DUI Cases Into Uncertainty

Credit http://www.tbi.tn.gov/

 State law enforcement officials are re-testing the evidence collected in nearly 3,000 DUI cases after a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe found some of the evidence was mishandled.

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Tennessee Foster Care
4:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Increased Funding For Teens Aging Out Of State Custody

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Today, the state announced an increase in funding for foster children who’ve aged out of the system.  

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Education
3:59 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Announces Statewide Principal Leadership Academy

Credit Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

 Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state will create a new principal leadership program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. 

Haslam’s office says the program is meant to increase the state’s supply of qualified principals and close achievement gaps in low-performing schools. Haslam spokesman David Smith says funding and support for the program will come from the state, Vanderbilt University,and local districts.

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Education
5:05 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

US Army Decision Could Affect Student Enrollment At UT Martin

Credit University of Tennessee, Martin

 The University of Tennessee in Martin has been losing students over the last two years, and a recent U.S. Army decision could accelerate that decline.

The U-S Army says it plans to close three Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs in Tennessee within the next two years including the program at UT Martin. 

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Politics
6:00 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Knoxville Attorney Joins Race for Alexander Senate Seat

Knoxville lawyer Terry Adams, a Democratic candidate for U.S Senate.
Credit Terry Adams

A Knoxville attorney has become the latest person to enter the race to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year's election.

Democrat Terry Adams has announced his bid to run for the seat. He joins a field already occupied by Democrats Larry Crim and Jacob Maurer. Republicans Brenda Lenard, Joe Carr and Danny Page have announced their intention to challenge Sen. Alexander in next spring's GOP primary.

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