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5:53 am
Fri February 28, 2014

State Minimum Wage Bill Fails In House Subcommittee

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A measure that would have established a state minimum wage system in Tennessee failed in a House subcommittee this week, effectively ending its legislative journey.

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LED Lights at TBA
4:30 am
Fri February 28, 2014

UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena To Debut Revolutionary LED Lights

New LED lighting boards line the catwalk at Thompson-Boling Arena prior to their installation.
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You may not remember what you were doing on the evening of February 3, 2013.  But Andrew Wilhelm does.

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Education
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Proposed UT Policy Would Clarify Rules On Campus Speakers

Today, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will consider new policies it hopes will clarify people who use the university’s campuses as a platform for expression.

The first part of the language approved by the Board of Trustees' Finance and Administration Committee Wednesday evening established criteria for who can use university property, and for what purposes. Members of the general public, for instance, were covered for sporting events, plays, lectures and other occasions.

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Healthcare
3:30 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

TN Health News: Compounding Pharmacy Rules & Health Insurance Cybersecurity

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Compound Pharmacies

The 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak killed 16 and sickened 153 Tennesseans; nationwide, it sickened 751 and killed 64.

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Education
6:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

MTSU President Concerned About Unintended Consequences Of "Tennessee Promise"

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The president of Middle Tennessee State University says he's all for expanding access to higher education in the state. But Sidney McPhee also says the proposed "Tennessee Plan" that aims to make two-year college tuition free for students could hurt some students at four-year institutions.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
3:00 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Tennessee State House Wants Final Say On Medicaid Expansion

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The Tennessee House has approved legislation requiring Governor Bill Haslam to get legislative approval if he decides to expand the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare. Meanwhile, the Governor is still working on an expansion compromise with the federal government.

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Transportation
6:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Henley's Four Lanes Open Again

Knoxville's Henley Street Bridge.
Credit Mark Nagi, Tennessee Department of Transportation

Three years into a lengthy renovation process, and four days ahead of schedule, drivers will now be able to use two northbound and two southbound lanes of Knoxville's historic Henley Street Bridge.

The additional lanes opened Monday afternoon, ahead of a February 28 deadline. For the time being, one side of the bridge will still be closed as additional work continues, so the four lanes of traffic will share close company.

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US Congress: Tennessee
4:00 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Studies Of 2013 Congressional Voting Find Tennessee Mostly Conservative

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Recent studies of voting patterns in the US Congress show Tennessee House Republicans had solidly conservative voting patterns in 2013.

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Campbell County Shooting
4:30 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Campbell County High Shooting Retrial Begins

Kenneth Bartley Jr. is accused of shooting three Campbell County Comprehensive High School officials in 2005. His retrial begins this week.
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The retrial of a former Campbell County Comprehensive High School student accused of shooting and killing an assistant principal in 2005 begins this week, more than eight years after the original crime was committed.

On November 8, 2005, Kenneth Bartley Jr. was 14 years old when he allegedly pulled out a gun and began shooting during a meeting with three administrators at his school.  Principal Gary Seale and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce were wounded.  Assistant Ken Bruce was killed.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:27 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#7)

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WUOT's Chrissy Keuper speaks with the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Nashville Bureau Chief Tom Humphrey about the latest happenings in the Tennessee General Assembly…

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