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Nashville Farmers' Market Gives Resellers Notice To Relocate

The Nashville Farmers' Market is following through on a new policy that bans vendors who simply re-sell produce. The move may displace some familiar faces before the growing season begins.
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When the Israeli prime minister gives a controversial speech to Congress next week, only one of Tennessee’s two Democratic representatives will be there.

The controversy comes from House speaker John Boehner inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to talk to Congress about Iran’s nuclear program — without consulting the president. 

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee’s president outlined his plan to close a funding gap at a Thursday meeting of the UT Board.

Since December, Joe DiPietro has said Tennessee’s higher education institutions run on a broken business model. That’s because they depend on a certain level of funding from the state — or raising tuition to make up the slack when state appropriations don’t come through.

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Former school board chairman and hedge fund manager David Fox has been leaving his personal number in campaign flyers for weeks. But since posting it on the web Thursday, he’s getting calls every few minutes on topics ranging from sewage problems to mass transit.

He picked up pretty quickly when WPLN rang.


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A frosty relationship between the organizers of two upcoming technology conferences in Nashville has resulted in another out-of-court settlement. 

The dispute began after San Francisco tech publication Pando Daily threatened legal action against Launch Tennessee, an agency partly funded by the state that invests in startups.

Spc. Rashene Mincy / DVIDS

On Thursday, the 101st Airborne Division packed up its battle flags to mark the end of its mission in West Africa. Troops didn’t have to build nearly as many Ebola treatment units as first expected, mostly because the number of cases began to drop off.

Tenn. House of Representatives

Black lawmakers in Tennessee are calling for Rep. Sheila Butt to lose her leadership post in the state House of Representatives.

The plea comes after Butt took to the House floor Thursday to defend a Facebook post that many are calling offensive. But, so far, Republican leaders are standing by the Columbia lawmaker.

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State Rep. Sheila Butt defended her Facebook comment calling for the creation of organizations to represent Christians and people of European descent in a speech this morning from the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Butt (R-Columbia) said the comment was meant to be "inclusive," that she would stand for hers and other lawmakers' First Amendment rights, that she believes the nation is stronger when it stands for Christian values and that others were trying to make her comment seem divisive.

Nashville Farmers' Market Gives Resellers Notice To Relocate

Feb 25, 2015
David Wright Smith / WPLN

The Nashville Farmers' Market is following through on a new policy that bans vendors who simply re-sell produce. The move may displace some familiar faces before the growing season begins.

Courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is criticizing a Middle Tennessee lawmaker for comments she made on Facebook about ethnicity and religion.

NASA

Tennessee astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore spent more than six hours Wednesday working outside the International Space Station. Wilmore, who’s been aboard for about six months, was helping prepare the station for the arrival of private space taxis. 

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