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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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Bredesen requests disaster relief for 12 counties

Posted: 10/22/2010 - Gov. Phil Bredesen is requesting additional federal disaster assistance for farmers in 12 Tennessee counties as a result of drought and excessive heat during the growing season.

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GOP's Haslam would agree to ending handgun permits

Posted: 10/20/2010 - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam says he would sign legislation into law to eliminate Tennessee's existing permitting requirements for carrying handguns in public.

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Feds file legal brief in support of Tenn. mosque

Posted: 10/19/2010 - Federal attorneys have jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection.

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Tennessee's byways feature view of Autumn colors

Posted: 10/13/2010 - NASHVILLE, Tenn -- As people across the United States make plans for autumn road trips, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that Tennessee's award-winning Scenic Byways offer views in the south. Tennessee has five nationally designated Scenic Byways, the Cherohala Skyway, East Tennessee Crossing, Natchez Trace Parkway, Woodlands Trace and Great River Road.

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TVA adding wind energy in deal with Kansas farm

Posted: 10/08/2010 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to buy wind-generated power from a planned 111-turbine operation in Kansas, on top of earlier announced contracts for Midwest wind to possibly power hundreds of thousands of homes.

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Firefighters let home burn; owner didn't pay fee

Posted: 10/06/2010 - Authorities say firefighters in a far western Tennessee city let a mobile home burn down because the owner didn't pay a $75 yearly fee for fire protection.

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State gets $3.6 million mental health grant

Posted: 10/06/2010 - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities has received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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