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Lewis County man accused of running over wife

Posted: 03/28/2013 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that 73-year-old James Hobbs allegedly ran over 69-year-old Janice Hobbs with his vehicle Tuesday on State Route 99 West in Lewis County during a domestic dispute that began at their home.

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Gov. Haslam says no to Medicaid expansion

Updated: 03/27/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that he won't pursue expanding the state's Medicaid program to help cover the uninsured as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Advocates and opponents await Haslam's decision on Medicaid

Posted: 03/27/2013 - Advocates and opponents of expanding Medicaid are eagerly awaiting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision on whether Tennessee will participate in the key facet of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Bill to prohibit discussion of gay issues dies

Posted: 03/27/2013 - A measure that would have forced schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has failed this session.

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Senate adds Sunday sales to supermarket wine bill

Updated: 03/26/2013 - State senators are considering a bill that would allow liquor stores to be open for business on Sundays under changes to the supermarket wine bill adopted by the Senate Finance Committee.

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Kurdish films featured at April Nashville event

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The group announced Kurdish works will be shown April 19-21 as part of the weeklong event -- the 44th annual festival. The films will be shown at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

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Sponsor drops bill to eliminate Vanderbilt police

Posted: 03/26/2013 - State Rep. Mark Pody has dropped his bill seeking to strip Vanderbilt University of its police powers because of the school's nondiscrimination policy for student groups.

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Senate to press for allowing student IDs to vote

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow student IDs to vote says he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the House version would not allow the practice.

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Is Tenn. Capitol sink for Muslim feet washing? No

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Legislative staffers and building managers have sought to reassure a few concerned lawmakers that recent state Capitol renovations didn't install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying.

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AAA: After record high in Feb., gas prices keep falling

Posted: 03/25/2013 - After a January run-up the led to record high gas prices for the month of February, customer have caught a bit of a break at the pump in the past month, according to new numbers from AAA.

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