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1:26pm

Tue October 16, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: Education Tops Antioch Listener's Concerns

U.S. Dept. of Education

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The stakes are high tonight as President Barack Obama faces off against Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the second of three presidential campaign debates.

The meeting will take place on the campus of Hofstra University in New York. Undecided voters attending the debate will get a chance to ask the night’s questions.

WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance. Today we hear from Scott Smith. Smith lives in Antioch and works retail sales in Murfreesboro.

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12:07pm

Mon October 15, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: ACLU Director Asks About Voter ID Laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate, Lipscomb University is offering voters a chance to discuss the tensions between free speech and civility.

The Lipscomb forum will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Participants will then get a chance to watch the debate together.

As the campaign debate season continues, WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.  Today we hear from Hedy Weinberg, director of the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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3:15pm

Fri October 12, 2012
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Enviro. Groups Challenge Mountain Top Mining in Tenn.

State of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging a state permit for a mountaintop removal mining operation in East Tennessee.

The Sierra Club and two other groups filed an administrative appeal yesterday with state environmental regulators. The petition says the permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation doesn’t meet federal clean water standards.

The Zeb Mountain mining site in Campbell and Scott counties is operated by National Coal. It’s the largest mountaintop mining site in Tennessee.

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1:19pm

Thu October 11, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: Putting America's Warriors in Harm's Way

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP/WMOT) — Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan meet tonight in a vice presidential debate that’s mushroomed in importance following Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential debate.

This time, it's the Obama team looking to put the brakes on the other guy's momentum.

The veep showdown tonight at Centre College in Danville, Ky., matches up two skilled politicians with strong policy credentials and very different styles.

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8:58am

Thu October 11, 2012
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"In God We Trust" Recommended for Putnam County Courthouse

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Putnam County Commission will consider placing the motto "In God We Trust" on all four sides of the courthouse in Cookeville.

According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, the Colonial View Baptist Church is leading the effort. The church brought the proposal to the county's planning committee this week. The committee recommended the proposal to the full commission for consideration. That vote is scheduled for October 15.

The Rev. Al Gaspard is the pastor at Colonial View Baptist Church.

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