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7:37am

Wed November 14, 2012
Sports

Vanderbilt’s Cinderella Season

Credit vanderbilt.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  For the second consecutive season under Head Coach James Franklin, the Vanderbilt Commodores are bowl eligible once again.

With wins over Missouri, Kentucky, and a come from behind victory over Ole Miss this weekend, Vanderbilt has found consistency in the South Eastern Conference.

Much of the success can be credited to the leadership of quarterback Jordan Rodgers, who 's shy of 2,000 passing yards on nine touchdowns and only three interceptions.

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8:59am

Tue November 13, 2012
Politics

Questions About Election Day Voting Irregularities

Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coalition of Nashville poll watchers wants an audit of problems they documented with Election Day voting.

Mary Mancini is the director of Tennessee Citizen Action, which organized the poll watching effort. She says that the coalition command center fielded over 600 calls on Election Day.

Problems included too few poll workers, workers who gave voters inaccurate information and polling places that ran out of provisional ballots and change-of-address forms.

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1:16pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Politics

MTSU Poll: Gov. Haslam Gets High Marks from Voters

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee
Credit State of Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Following the bruising political battles of the just completed election season, some surprising findings are out today concerning Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Pollsters at Middle Tennessee State University continue to release results gleaned from their October phone survey of 650 state residents.

The latest numbers indicate that Governor Haslam, a Republican, has high job approval ratings right across the political spectrum.

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7:41am

Mon November 12, 2012
Top Stories

Tennessee Health Insurance Exchange Decision Due Friday

President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March, 2010.
Credit White House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appears to prefer to have Tennessee design its own health insurance exchange as required under Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law. But resistance in the GOP-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government.

States have until Friday to inform the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whether they plan to set up their own health insurance markets.

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7:32am

Mon November 12, 2012
Sports

MT Basketball Begins Season with Decisive Wins

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Middle Tennessee State basketball’s gotten it’s new season off to a great start with some big wins.

The Lady Raiders kicked things off Friday night with a decisive 87-45 win against Kennesaw State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Also Friday night the Middle Tennessee men administered an equally decisive 97-53 drubbing to Alabama State in their season-opener.

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