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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>>

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year. More>>

Governor Bill Haslam's voucher proposal fails this session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed this session.The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.It's the second year the Republican governor has not been able to get the legislation passed.He pulled a more limited version last year after attempts by members of his own party and other voucher proponents to expand it.This year, the governor did propose a slight expa... More>>

WEB POLL: Strong beer sales bill headed to governor's desk

A bill to allow stronger beer to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores is headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's desk. More>>

Early voting in Sullivan County Video included

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Primary election day is may 6th in Sullivan County, but voters will have ample opportunity to vote early.Early voting begins on April 16th at the election office in Blountville.Then on April 24th, early voting will open up at the National Guard Armory in Bristol, and at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport.Usually there are between ten and eleven thousand voters in a county primary, but election officials want to encourage everyone that lives in Sullivan County, to exercise their right to vote.A... More>>

Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk. More>>

Kingsport plans on offering city manager job to Jeff Fleming

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The city of Kingsport could soon seal the deal in its search for a city manager. More>>

Despite close friendships, county mayor says he's not linked to PAC Video included

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Washington County Commissioner Mark Ferguson's opponents have labeled him a ringleader. So who then is the ringleader of his opposition? Ferguson is stopping just short of naming names. "I would ask (Jonesborough Mayor Kelly) Wolfe what his interest is," Ferguson said. "I have no comment on (that possible interest)." 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>>

Johnson County sheriff race back at 5

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The ballot for Johnson County sheriff will now have five names on it. Current Mountain City police officer Ken Lane is back in the running for Johnson County sheriff.  More>>

Early voting for May 6 primary begins Wednesday

Early voting for May 6 primary elections begins this Wednesday and continues through May 1.

 

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WEB POLL: TN Senate votes for open gun carry without permit Video included

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The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.

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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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