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Clayton Stout will launch his campaign for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss. Clayton Stout will launch his campaign for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss.

Vice Mayor of Johnson City to launch State Representative campaign

Johnson City Vice Mayor Clayton Stout will make it official later this week. He's running for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss.Stout and VanHuss are the only two candidates on the ballot for the August primary.
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Flashing campaign sign on 11E concerns drivers

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Campaign signs are designed to get the public's attention. One Greene County sign is so flashy, it may be putting drivers at risk.A sign for Road Superintendent David Weems' re-election campaign is posted on the side of a box truck, that has flashing lights at night.A viewer emailed News Channel 11 with video of the truck at night, and concerns about how much the lights resemble emergency lights."One side of it has red and white alternating flashing lights, which at night makes it look like a... More>>

Sponsor says he would raise money for open carry

The House sponsor of a bill seeking to do away with permit requirements to openly carry is offering to raise the estimated $100,000 cost from private sources. 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>>

Proposed Bill in Kansas Allows Stronger Spanking

A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

Current Kansas law allows spanking that doesn't leave marks. Rep. Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, says he wants to allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and that could leave redness and bruising.

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Stay with News Channel 11 for the latest election results. Click here to see the races we are following in Virginia. 
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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>>

Click here to view Sullivan County's May 21 municipal election results. Local polls close tonight at 8:00 p.m. 
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Sullivan County Municipal Election May 21 Video included

Click here to find a form of polling locations for the municipal elections in Sullivan County. You'll also find a list of candidates for Bristol, Bluff City and interviews with Kingsport's mayoral and alderman candidates.
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April revenues $160.9M more than state budgeted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says overall April revenues were $160.9 million more than the state budgeted. Emkes in a release Thursday said total collections in April More>>

Johnson City campaign spending breakdown

Running a campaign can be a pricey business. Even in Johnson City. Here's  a breakdown of the amount much money each candidate for the Johnson City Commission.According to the Washington County Election More>>

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  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:04:58 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Hillary Clinton daring women to compete

    Hillary Clinton daring women to compete

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:04:46 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.
  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:04:44 GMT
    Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.
    Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting on Wednesday demanded a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were...
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