Articles by: Bridgit Bowden

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

by / on January 16, 2013

A state lawmaker has introduced measures to block any new federal gun laws. Rutherford County Republican Joe Carr even went as far as to say any federal officers would be arrested if they tried to enforce such laws.

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Vanderbilt Researchers Develop Software for Defense Department Competition

Vanderbilt Researchers Develop Software for Defense Department Competition

by / on January 14, 2013

The Department of Defense is putting out a call for tank design. It’s offering an initial one million dollars to draw the blueprints for a new amphibious fighter. The software for the challenge was crafted at Vanderbilt.

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Nashville Home Sales Highest Since 2007

by / on January 9, 2013

The number of home sales in the Nashville area is the highest it’s been since 2007 when the recession began. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors says more than 26 thousand homes were sold in 2012.

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Tennessee Requests Waiver from No Child Left Behind

by / on July 29, 2011

Tennessee has filed for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind act. The federal law requires a certain percentage of students to make what is considered Adequate Yearly Progress.

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Some Tennessee Republicans Voice Support for Boehner Debt Plan

by / on July 28, 2011

A few members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation have now announced how they’ll vote on House Speaker John Boehner’s debt reduction plan.

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Half of Nashville Uninsured Don’t Know About Clinics, Study Says

by / on July 26, 2011

A new study estimates that half of uninsured people in Nashville don’t know there’s low-cost healthcare available in the city. That’s according to a group that’s been analyzing the gap in health coverage, particularly for poor people, for the last 2 years.

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Nashville Airport Determining Effects of FAA Funding Freeze

by / on July 25, 2011

After Congress failed Friday to pass legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, airport construction projects across the country have been halted. At Nashville’s airport, officials are trying to figure out what that will mean.

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Arkansas, Tennessee have Lethal Injection Drug Taken by the DEA

by / on July 25, 2011

With an execution coming up in about 2 months, Tennessee may need to change its cocktail of lethal drugs. Tennessee’s supply of the sedative sodium thiopental was taken by the DEA in March. Arkansas joined the list of states to have the drug seized last week.

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Governor Haslam Prepares for Less Federal Money in Tennessee

by / on July 20, 2011

Governor Haslam expects federal budget cuts will reduce the amount of money sent to states. He said his administration is preparing for less federal money coming to Tennessee.

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Moody’s Places Tennessee Under Review for Possible Downgrade

by / on July 20, 2011

Tennessee’s triple-A credit rating has been placed under review by Moody’s Investors, along with four other states. This means if the federal government defaults in August, Tennessee’s high rating might be downgraded.

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IQT Will Not Come to Nashville

by / on July 19, 2011

The technology support company IQT will not be bringing 900 jobs to Nashville according to an announcement from the Mayor’s office today.

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Tennessee Has Record Wheat Harvest in 2011

by / on July 18, 2011

Tennessee’s wheat production has more than doubled from last year because of the warm and dry weather.

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Republicans Celebrate Wins, Prepare for 2012 Election at Statesmen’s Dinner

by / on July 16, 2011

The Tennessee GOP took a verbal victory lap and prepared for the presidential election at the party’s annual gathering and fund raiser Friday night.

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Airport Terminal Project Completed

by / on July 12, 2011

Renovations to Nashville International Airport’s terminal are done. Work just finished that expanded the restaurant, ticketing and baggage claim areas. It cost 60 million dollars and employed about 2500 workers.

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Kids Watch Shuttle Launch at the Adventure Science Center

by / on July 8, 2011

About 30 kids sat on the floor and cheered as they watched the space shuttle Atlantis take off today at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.

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TIRRC Challenges Teenager’s Deportation and 287(g) Program

by / on July 7, 2011

A Tennessee Immigrant Rights group is highlighting the case of a Nashville teenager to challenge a program that allows the Sheriff’s office to check immigration status on a federal database.

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Talking Books Program Celebrates 80th Anniversary

by / on July 6, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam and other state officials gathered today to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the National Library Service’s Talking Books program. The program provides audio and Braille books to people who can’t read regular print.

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Manheim Lays Off Workers as Used Car Market Changes

by / on July 6, 2011

The auto auction company Manheim has completed layoffs after merging two facilities in the Nashville area. According to data submitted to the state, Manheim laid off 127 people from its long-time offices on Lebanon Pike.

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Move Over Law to Include Utility Vehicles

Move Over Law to Include Utility Vehicles

by / on July 5, 2011

Tennessee’s law that requires drivers to move over or slow down while passing a police or emergency vehicle is now expanding to include utility trucks.

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Fort Campbell Limits Prescription Drug Use

by / on June 30, 2011

The Army is restricting the use of certain prescription drugs, and Fort Campbell will adopt the new policy starting next week.

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