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Tennessee Promise
4:50 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Private Schools Propose Alternative TN Promise Funding

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 A coalition of private colleges in Tennessee has offered up an alternate plan to fund Governor Haslam's Tennessee Promise Program.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly
4:41 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Capitol Hill Update With Tom Humphrey (#8)

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

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Science and Society
6:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

The Method - Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above

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On Sunday, March 9, there's a good chance you'll wake up feeling a little jetlagged. And for good reason - without the aid of a flux capacitor, you'll have traveled one hour into the future, thanks to daylight saving time. University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences dean Teresa Lee speaks with Brandon Hollingsworth about the mental and physical effects of the twice-yearly time shift.

Then, Matt Shafer Powell finds out how the new LED lights illuminating Thompson-Boling Arena are breaking new ground for sports facilities.

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Campbell County Shooting
3:20 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Campbell County School Shooter To Go Free After Conviction on Lesser Charge

Kenneth Bartley Jr. was 14 years old in 2005 when he shot three school administrators, killing Assistant Principal Ken Bruce.
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 Former Campbell County Comprehensive High School student Kenneth Bartley Jr. will go free today after a jury found him not guilty on one charge of first-degree felony murder and on two charges of attempted murder.

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Politics
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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