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28 Tennessee counties named natural disaster areas

Posted: 12/09/2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 28 counties in Tennessee as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought and excessive heat beginning in June.

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Bredesen requests disaster relief for 28 counties

Drought Relief

Posted: 11/30/2010 - Gov. Phil Bredesen is requesting additional federal disaster assistance for farmers in 28 Tennessee counties as a result of drought and excessive heat during the growing season.

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Corker says unions could hurt VW assembly plant

Posted: 11/29/2010 - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he has told Volkswagen officials having the United Auto Workers organize its the Chattanooga assembly plant would be "highly detrimental" to the German manufacturer.

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Letters detail Tenn. man's terrorist plans

Posted: 11/15/2010 - A Tennessee man charged with killing a soldier at a recruiting station in Arkansas says in letters to a newspaper that he had planned a larger-scale attack before his arrest.

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Opryland Hotel reopens today

Posted: 11/15/2010 - There's another sign of rebirth in Nashville as the famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel reopens today.

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ACLU asks for rehearing on felon voting rights

Posted: 11/11/2010 - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a petition in a federal appeals court asking for a rehearing on a case challenging a Tennessee law blocking felons from voting if they owe child support or restitution.

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Many key national races are being voted on today

Posted: 11/02/2010 - There are many nationwide races that are being closely watched- 37 governor's races are being held- along with many congressional house and senate contests whose outcome could lead to power-shift.

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Haslam raises $1.2M; McWherter writes $500K check

Posted: 10/27/2010 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam raised another $1.2 million in the final reporting period before the general election, while his Democratic opponent Mike McWherter gave his campaign $500,000 of his own money.

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Study of TVA coal ash ponds finds shortcomings

Posted: 10/22/2010 - A review has found that half of 24 ash ponds at the Tennessee Valley Authority's coal-burning power plants meet the minimum criteria for stability.

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