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Senators trying to fix "No Child Left Behind"

Updated: 09/14/2011 - The senators said the legislation would end the federal mandates, where Washington, D.C., decides which schools and teachers are succeeding or failing.

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$2.8 million for Tennessee public housing residents

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Tennessee was awarded over $2.8 million in grants to help public and assisted housing residents find employment; connect with needed services; and help the elderly and disabled maintain independent living.

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Challenger: 'Tea party fervor' to oust Sen. Corker

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Hendersonville technology consultant Zach Poskevich says he will capitalize on "tea party fervor" in challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in the next year's Republican primary.

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City, Beale Street operator agree on settlement

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Mayor AC Wharton and John Elkington, who manages Performa Entertainment Real Estate have signed the agreement, which now goes to a federal bankruptcy court judge for approval.

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Family planning moves from Planned Parenthood

Posted: 09/14/2011 - Shelby County officials are recommending a contract for family planning services to low-income residents go to an agency other than Planned Parenthood.

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Haslam: External factors could sway Tennessee credit

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up a series of meetings in New York to concerns over federal spending decisions could play a larger role in determining Tennessee debt rating than what Gov. Bill Haslam called the state's positive story on how it manages its finances.

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Ky.-Tenn. river port development eyed

Posted: 09/14/2011 - The new project coordinator for the Ken-Tenn Regional Alliance Development Corp. says he will focus on three river ports in the five-county area.

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Busy health clinic in Clarksville getting bigger

Posted: 09/14/2011 - The facility in Montgomery County has broken ground for an 8,000-square-foot wing. It served more than 9,800 patients in the past year, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Mayor Burchett says Knox County adding to 'rainy day' fund

Posted: 09/13/2011 - The head of Tennessee county mayor's groups says more than half of the counties he's heard from have used to reserve funds to balance their current budgets. But in Knox County, it's the opposite situation.

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