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Budget Closer To Helping Parks, Farmers, Opioid Regs
Budget Closer To Helping Parks, Farmers, Opioid Regs

On Thursday (10/31/2019) United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the spending package passed by the Senate is a step in the right direction toward funding important priorities for Tennessee ncluding funds for Great Smoky Mountains, farmers, and opioid crisis.

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Increasing Minimum Wage from $7.25/hour to $15/hour
Increasing Minimum Wage from $7.25/hour to $15/hour

The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage from its present rate of $7.25 per hour.

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Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines
Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines

"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."

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US Sen. Alexander On
US Sen. Alexander On "Controlled Fentanyl"

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "Out of all the news about the discussions that the President of the United States and the President of China is that the agreement to schedule deadly fentanyl as a controlled substance will save thousands of American lives."

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Bill Ketron Honored for Work with
Bill Ketron Honored for Work with "Sex Trafficking"

On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.

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Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority
Local Cancer Survivor Will Travel to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Make Cancer a Top Priority

Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.

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Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit
Chamber's Barbara Wolke Chairs STT Congressional Summit

The 2018 Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism produced by Southeast Tourism Society is scheduled for July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is serving as Tennessee's chair for this year's event.

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U.S Government Shuts Down
U.S Government Shuts Down

The federal government shut-down at midnight, and negotiations resume at noon Saturday (1/20/2018). Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) said, "Tennesseans elected me to make the government work for taxpayers, not to shut it down.

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Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.
Write Winning Essay And MTEMC Sends 15 To D.C.

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is preparing to send 15 high school juniors to Washington, DC. This coming year's essay topic is "Electric Cooperatives - Going Beyond the Wires".

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Congressman Corker: China's Provocative Territorial Claims Threaten U.S. Strategic Interests in Asia-Pacific
Congressman Corker: China's Provocative Territorial Claims Threaten U.S. Strategic Interests in Asia-Pacific

At a hearing to assess the state of U.S. relations with China, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cited China's increasingly aggressive land reclamation activity in the South and East China Seas as a strategic threat...

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Honor Flight of Middle TN headed to DC in April
Honor Flight of Middle TN headed to DC in April

Several years ago they began including Korean War veterans as the number of WW2 vets declined rather than closing down. Adding Vietnam veterans is the next evolution...

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Murfreesboro 8th graders help with ceremony at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Murfreesboro 8th graders help with ceremony at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Middle Tennessee Christian School Students Holden Massa, Meredith McDaniel, Kate Mifflin and Blaine Corley represented Murfreesboro...

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Czech Ambassador Bringing Flag To 'Boro
Czech Ambassador Bringing Flag To 'Boro

The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been described as goodwill ambassadors for the Heart of Tennessee. Group founder Steve Cates took that to a new level.

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MTSU Graduate Introduced President Obama at DC Function
MTSU Graduate Introduced President Obama at DC Function

Joshua Crutchfield made some personal history recently when he traveled to the nation’s capital to introduce President Barack Obama at a gathering of grass-roots organizations.

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU

POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”

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Councilman Ron Washington Officially Announces Run for Murfreesboro Mayor
Councilman Ron Washington Officially Announces Run for Murfreesboro Mayor
Washington has served on the Murfreesboro City Council since 1998 and earlier this year was unanimously voted by his peers to serve as vice mayor. 
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Local students attend Washington Youth Tour

More than 140 high school juniors from across Tennessee experienced an in-depth look at our nation’s capital during the 2013 Electric Cooperative’s Washington Youth Tour.

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