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DCS commissioner discusses agency improvements

Posted: 03/12/2013 - he interim commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services says he's taken steps to address problems that have plagued the embattled agency.

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Financial empowerment center to open in Nashville

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The city of Nashville along with the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville will open the city's new Financial Empowerment Center to help low-income residents reduce debt and build assets.

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House approves judicial selection amendment

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The state House has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to refuse the governor's appointments to appeals courts in Tennessee.

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Suspicious packages in East Tennessee were gifts

Updated: 03/12/2013 - Investigators identified the person who sent the packages to various locations in the Tri-Cities area, and said the person sending the gifts meant no harm.

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House OKs proposal to cut lawmaker allowances

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The measure would eliminate a $107-per-night hotel payment for the 33 legislators who live within 50 miles of the state Capitol. The legislation would continue to provide a $66 daily meals allowance.

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Brewers swing support to grocery wine

Updated: 03/12/2013 - Tennessee Malt Beverage Association decided to drop its long opposition to changing the law. In return, the beer makers want a provision allowing groceries to sell high-gravity beer.

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Bill to tighten online school enrollment

Posted: 03/11/2013 - A proposal to tighten enrollment requirements at online-only schools in Tennessee is expected to be up on the Senate floor Monday evening.

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THP assigns helicopter to West Tennessee

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and THP Col. Tracy Trott said Friday that the helicopter will enhance public safety by increasing response time to incidents

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