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Thousands get a raise with minimum wage

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Thousands of East Tennessee workers are getting a raise Friday. The federal minimum wage is up 70 cents to $7.25 per hour. It's the first increase since a jump on July 24, 2008.

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Volkswagens roll into Knoxville for 1st ever Summer Jam

Updated: 07/24/2009 - The good ole' days of the Beetle, the Rabbit and the Passats will roll into town this weekend for the 1st annual "Summer Jam." But the car show isn't just about sharing stories and showing off cars, Volks Knox Motor Club members want to show just as much enthusiasm about helping their community.

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90-year-old man on tractor electrocuted

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Authorities in Giles County have released the name of a 90-year-old man who was electrocuted in a freak tractor accident.

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Vietnamese-American commander readies for mission

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Fresh off a 14-month deployment to Iraq, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division is preparing for a new Afghanistan mission with a new commander who brings a unique perspective to the ongoing wars.

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Stimulus jobs bringing hope, no permanent fix

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Perry County, which had the state's highest unemployment rate at 25 percent earlier this year, has benefited from a flood of new jobs created by federal stimulus money, but some are still struggling.

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DOE begins $35M expansion of nuclear landfill

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Officials say a $35 million expansion of the Department of Energy's nuclear landfill in Oak Ridge is under way, thanks to federal economic stimulus funding.

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Victims' Rights Task Force reacts to carjacking/murder trial pace

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Trial motions and delays are all too common to victims of violence crimes across our region. Members of the East Tennessee Victims Rights Task Force say the criminals have all rights, even though a Victims' Bill of Rights was added to Tennessee's Constitution.

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Seven classrooms condemned at Union County school

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Union County parents don't know where their children will have class next year after seven portable classrooms at Maynardville Elementary School were are condemned.

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