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Chas Sisk

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Chas joined WPLN in 2015 after eight years with The Tennessean, including more than five years as the newspaper's statehouse reporter. Chas has also covered communities, politics and business in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Chas grew up in South Carolina and attended Columbia University in New York, where he studied economics and journalism. Outside of work, he's a dedicated distance runner, having completed a dozen marathons.

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State Rep. Charles Sargent will not seek re-election, after more than two decades in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Hundreds of demonstrators lined three blocks of Broadway on Wednesday to call on the United States to offer more support for Kurdish independence.

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The Tennessee Guard and state police say they'll be on standby this weekend, if planned protests and counter protests in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro erupt into violence.

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The University of the South in Sewanee is relocating a 77-year-old memorial to a Confederate general, after determining there was little reason for the stone marker to stand at an intersection just off the school's main campus.

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Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered his harshest criticism yet of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, again questioning the Republican leader's competency, calling the president untruthful, and implying for the first time that he now regrets supporting Trump.

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U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn says the Senate is slowing down President Trump's agenda.

Her remarks come amid an ongoing dispute between Trump and Bob Corker. And while she's declining to call out Tennessee's current senator, she's making it clear she wants them to move on.

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One of the former leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party says he and other top officials tried to stop an unofficial Twitter account that's being linked to Russian trolls.

Former Tennessee Republican Party executive director Brent Leatherwood condemns the account as "anti-American."

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After four years in the works, Hankook Tire is ready to fire up its massive new manufacturing facility just outside Clarksville.

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says Congress will start work next week on fixing any damage that may have been caused by an opioid measure that she helped get passed into law.

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Midday at the senior center in Dickson, and Police Sergeant David Cole is giving his audience a pep talk.

He admits that seemingly random killings have injected an element of fear into public life. One that could lead people to conclude that they're defenseless any time they gather together.

"And some people would say, 'I can defend against it. I won't go,'" he says, triggering a knowing chuckle from the audience. "Well, if you don't do that, they win. They win."

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