Mon March 25, 2013

Lady Raiders Fall to Louisville, Insell Looks Ahead to Next Season

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WMOT) — The Middle Tennessee State Lady Raiders lost their first round NCAA tourney game Sunday afternoon.

The MTSU women fell to Louisville 74-49.

Kortni Jones led Middle Tennessee with 14 points, and Icelyn Elie added 13. Ebony Rowe had her 21st double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

MTSU Coach Rick Insell is already looking ahead.

“We’ll have three that’ll be graduating, then ten will be coming back and we’ve got four incoming freshmen right now. So we’ll reload and we’ll have another good team next year.”

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Mon March 25, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Decision Still on the Governor's To-Do List

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This may be the week that Governor Haslam announces whether he will support expanding Medicaid in Tennessee.

Proponents say the money for expanding Medicaid on offer from the federal government is too good a deal to pass up. But detractors point to Tennessee’s failed experiment to expand TennCare in the 1990s as evidence that Washington is an unreliable partner.

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Fri March 22, 2013

Tenn. Unemployment Rises Again in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 7.8 percent, up a tenth from January’s figure.

The state's jobless rate has risen the past two months, up from 7.6 percent in December.

The Department of Labor’s Jeff Hentschel says at least some of the increase can be attributed to seasonal factors.

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Wed March 20, 2013
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Williamson Healthiest County, Rutherford Second Healthiest

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin ranks the relative health of people living in Tennessee's counties.

The report — out today — lists Williamson County as the healthiest among the state's 95 counties. Rutherford County came in second.

Grundy County on the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau came in last.

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Wed March 20, 2013

AARP: $30 for every $1 spent on Medicaid Expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A study commissioned by the AARP finds that Tennessee would reap nearly $30 for every dollar spent on expanding Medicaid.

The study was delivered this week to Gov. Bill Haslam's administration and the speakers of the House and Senate. The report notes that the state's participation in Medicaid expansion would result in $9.4 billion in direct federal funding through 2019.

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