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12:12pm

Thu May 31, 2012
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Tennessee Works: The Non-Profit Sector

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to look for those few thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn. It’s part of series of stories we’re calling Tennessee Works.

Today, a look at the state’s non-profit sector with Lewis Lavine, President of the Center for Non-Profit Management in Nashville.

Levine says Tennessee non-profits did surprisingly well in the downturn. He says, for example, that more restaurants went out of business than did non-profit agencies.

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10:51am

Thu May 31, 2012
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Tenn. Voter Photo ID Law Still Stirring Debate

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s voter photo ID law is almost a year old, but the new requirements are still stirring controversy.

The measure will be the subject of what organizers are calling a "Voter Suppression Town Hall Meeting" planned for Thursday evening in Nashville.

Passed by the Republican controlled Tennessee legislature last June, the new law requires that voters present a state or federal photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.

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11:34am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Amazon Taking Applications for Murfreesboro Jobs

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Amazon has started accepting applications for its new fulfillment facilities in Murfreesboro and Lebanon.

EDITORS NOTE: Click here for an updated version of this story.

Amazon says construction at the two sites is on schedule and should be completed on time this fall. The company is taking applications now and will follow up with in-person interviews this summer.

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11:28am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Pat Summitt Honored by President Obama

Official White House Photo

WASHINGTON (AP) —Pat Summitt was honored by President Barak Obama with the Medal of Freedom yesterday afternoon during a White House ceremony.

Summitt stepped down last month after 38 years as the Lady Volunteers head coach because she's suffering from early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

In his remarks honoring Summitt, President Obama noted her remarkable coaching record and her tenacity.

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3:24am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Judge Allows Mosque Construction to Continue

Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Rutherford County judge has ruled that construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s new mosque can continue for now. 

Opponents of the Murfreesboro Mosque convinced Judge Robert Corlew to nullify the county planning commission decision that approved it, but they lost their bid to stop construction immediately.

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