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Audit: Vet benefits wrongly processed in Nashville

Posted: 03/28/2013 - An audit of the Veterans Affairs regional office in Nashville found that staff did not always accurately process medical disability and traumatic brain injury claims filed by veterans and said more outreach was necessary to reach homeless veterans outside of Nashville.

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Bill would limit gun carry records to politicians

Posted: 03/28/2013 - An effort to seal Tennessee's handgun carry permit records from public scrutiny would create an exception for political operatives and lobbying groups to still obtain the entire set of names and addresses.

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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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