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Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014. Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014.

Gov. Haslam promotes free tuition plan Video included

Gov. Bill Haslam has been visiting several schools throughout the state to promote his free tuition plan. More>>

Va Senator Kaine talks telecommunications, Iraq

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A prominent Virginia Democrat came to the Tri-Cities Tuesday to survey the region's telecommunications needs. More>>

Chafin wins VA Senate 38th race, GOP keeps control of State Senate

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Republicans appear likely to retain control of the state Senate with the apparent victory of GOP candidate Ben Chafin in a special election for the 38th district. More>>

TDOT to remove sign erected after Boy Scout's death Video included

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A memorial sign erected for a 13-year-old Rutherford County boy killed on I-24 in Smyrna will be removed by TDOT. More>>

Tuesday's special elections in southwest Va. will determine Senate control

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Polls are open in three special elections for seats in the General Assembly, including a critical race that will determine control of the state Senate. More>>

Big money, sharp elbows in Tuesday's special senate election

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Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes have each raised more than $700,000 for their campaigns and spent heavily on television ads, according to state campaign finance and Federal Communications Commission records.  More>>

Special election underway in Southwest Virginia today Video included

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Control of the state senate will be determined by voters in Southwest Virginia today. A special election is taking place in the 38th district to fill the seat of Senator Phillip Puckett. Today's race between Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes is winner take all. More>>

Roane County election officials recount all ballots due to 1,300 uncounted votes, one race affected Video included

Roane County election officials were forced to recount every ballot in Thursday's election due to around 1,300 early votes that were mistakenly left out of the count. The recount ended up changing the results in one race. More>>

Rep. DesJarlais holds on in Tenn. despite scandals

Scandal-plagued Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais (day-zhar-LAY') defied expectations of a blowout defeat in his bid for a another term, instead emerging from the Republican primary with a razor-thin margin that left the... More>>

Gov. Haslam wins Republican primary

Updated: Aug 07, 2014 11:03 PM

Haslam faced no serious opposition in his bid for the November ballot and a chance for a second term. More>>

Alexander poll shows more than 2-1 advantage over Carr

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An internal poll from Senator Alexander’s campaign shows he has a comfortable lead over his opponents, including his most serious challenger State Representative Carr. More>>

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Johnson City Budget will be discussed in commission meeting.

We have an update on the fire at Parker-Hannifin, We wrap up the Blue Plum Festival, and we preview the Johnson City Commission budget meeting scheduled for tonight. More>>

Washington County election results are official; Ford still undecided about recount Video included

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The Washington County Election Commission certified the results for the May Republican primary Thursday. The candidate for Sheriff, Craig Ford, is still undecided on whether he’ll request a recount. More>>

McAuliffe says fundraising letter a mistake

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he did not approve a fundraising appeal his newly formed political action committee sent promising donors personal access to the governor in return for specific donations. More>>

Use the Internet to tell Congress how you really feel

It's been more than 10 days since the government shutdown began, and people are starting to get angry about it. Here are ways the Internet is making it easier for you to tell the government how you really feel about this mess. More>>

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  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:03:44 GMT
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether...
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...
  • Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

    Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:53:49 GMT
    India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in prison, but she vows to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide.
    India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.
  • Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:46:33 GMT
    Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.
    Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over...
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