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Some States Want to Raise Gas Tax for First Time in Decades

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/21/2017 at 1:00pm

With higher construction costs and low revenue from low pump sales, a few states have considered raising the gasoline tax in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure.

President Donald Trump has promised to put forth $1 trillion to fix infrastructure across the country, but state officials have realized they need to...

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PHOTO: Tennessee Firemen Take First Nap Since Fighting Wildfires

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:30am 12/2/2016 at 10:30am

Fireman Adam Scott Momberger took a photo of the firefighters finally catching a nap since they started battling the fires across Tennessee.

The fires have killed seven people, injured 53 people, and destroyed 700 homes. Huge rainstorms helped the firefighters on Wednesday, but now they face “some rock and mudslides.”

As Leslie noted,...

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Arson Suspected in Several of the Tennessee Wildfires

http://wkrn.com/2016/11/15/more-than-60-wildfires-still-burning-in-tennessee/
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00am 12/1/2016 at 9:00am
http://wkrn.com/2016/11/15/more-than-60-wildfires-still-burning-in-tennessee/

There are several disturbing updates to the report on the wildfires roaring through Tennessee I prepared earlier this week.

It seems that arson is suspected in more than half of the blazes that are still burning in the region.

Fire investigators said more than half of the 67 fires burning right now have...

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Wildfire Roars through Gatlinburg, Tennessee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5BXcNbNAb0
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/29/2016 at 1:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5BXcNbNAb0

Tennessee emergency response officials are reporting that a wildfire has set 30 structures ablaze in Gatlinburg, including a 16-story hotel, and is at the edge of the famed Dollywood theme park.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says 30 structures are on fire, including a 16-story hotel on Regan Drive and the Driftwood...

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Tennessee: Man Claiming To Be a Clown Arrested

http://wkrn.com/2016/09/26/man-claiming-to-be-clown-threatening-children-arrested-by-coffee-county-deputies/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/27/2016 at 7:00pm
http://wkrn.com/2016/09/26/man-claiming-to-be-clown-threatening-children-arrested-by-coffee-county-deputies/

I wrote just this past weekend about a “lurking clown” being arrested in Kentucky. Here’s yet another “clown” arrest, but this time in Tennessee.  It doesn’t appear that this clown was dressed as a clown or wearing a clown mask at the time of his arrest, but it is curious given...

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Legislators Move to Defund U. of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:15pm 4/20/2016 at 4:15pm

Tuesday, Tennessee’s General Assembly passed a bill that would defund the University of Tennesee’s Office For Diversity and Inclusion. The bill has been passed to the state Senate.

Legislators would divert funds currently allocated to the Office of Diversity, “to minority scholarships for engineering students. It would also bar the university...

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