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11:25am

Wed February 12, 2014
Politics

VW Employees Begin Controversial Unionization Vote

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DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — The 1500 workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga begin voting today on whether or not to choose the United Auto Workers Union to represent them.

If the UAW does gain access to the plant, the German facility will be the first foreign care builder in the American south to have union representation.

Controversy has swirled around this week’s vote for months, with the entire leadership of Tennessee’s Republican leadership, from the governor on down, strongly urging plant workers to reject union representation.

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11:12am

Tue February 11, 2014
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Forecasters say Deep South Facing "Catastrophic Event"

ATLANTA (AP/WMOT) — It appears the mid-state has dodged the weather bullet again, but much of the Deep South will not be so lucky.

In a rare dire warning, forecasters say a winter storm making its way across the region could be a "catastrophic event" for residents across metro Atlanta and much of Georgia.

National Weather Service forecasters issued the warning this morning. They say the storm could reach "historical proportions."

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8:31am

Tue February 11, 2014
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Wilson County Explosion Called "Targeted Attack"

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and local officials are investigating an explosion at a mid-state residence.

The blast took place at a home on Vance Lane in Lebanon around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon.

WTVF-TV reports that officials on the scene described the incident as a "targeted attack" and said the explosion was the result of something sent through the mail.

Officials said one person was killed and one injured. The names of the victims have not yet been released. The injured person was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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10:18am

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Tennessee Teachers Push Back on Evaluation Process

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  Tennessee teachers say the state has gone too far in using student test scores to assess their performance since winning the $500 million Race to the Top federal education grant competition in 2010.

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5:57am

Thu February 6, 2014
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Nashville Sued for Records in Vanderbilt Rape Case

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A coalition of media organizations has filed a lawsuit against the city of Nashville to force release of records in the investigation of charges that four former Vanderbilt football players raped an unconscious fellow student last summer.

 

Media organizations, including the Tennessean and The Associated Press, filed the suit after city officials refused to turn over the materials. The city says they are not open to the public.

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