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Pair of petitions seek to change Knox County government

Updated: 06/20/2008 - An East Tennessee organization has some ideas for how to improve the Knox County government. They range from outlawing nepotism to shrinking the total number of commissioners from 19 to 11.

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TENNESSEE AG: Executions on hold during lethal injection challenge

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The state Attorney General's office says scheduled executions will remain on hold until a decision is made in its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that the state's three-drug method of lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Manhattan Project photographer honored by DOE

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Manhattan Project photographer and Oak Ridge resident James Edward Westcott was honored with a U.S. Department of Energy Secretary's Appreciation Award.

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UPDATE: Knox County approves budget, no new taxes

Updated: 06/19/2008 - On Wednesday evening, an 11 hour marathon meeting of commissioners wrapped up, concluding hours of debate on dozens of cuts to Mayor Mike Ragsdale's $640 million budget.

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