Mon March 17, 2014
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Reaction to Judge's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling on Friday that Tennessee must recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples is drawing both praise and condemnation.

Nashville based U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued a preliminary injunction barring Tennessee from enforcing state laws that prohibit recognition of the marriages. The couples were legally married in other states and filed suit to force Tennessee to recognize their unions.

David Fowler, President of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, says the ruling was not unexpected.

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Tue March 4, 2014

Have Christians Lost the Culture Wars?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A survey of American preachers, conducted by Nashville-based LifeWay Research shows growing concern among senior pastors about religious liberty in America.

According to LifeWay, 70 percent of the pastors agree with the statement, "Religious liberty is on the decline in America." Twenty-seven percent disagree.

Eighty-one percent of self-identified evangelical pastors were more likely to agree. Among mainline pastors, 47 percent agreed.

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Fri February 28, 2014
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Free Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Bar Association has released a handbook to help the state's senior citizens better understand things like federal and state benefits and new health care laws.


The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors was released on Monday and is available for free downloading at the bar association website. Printed and electronic copies on flash drives also are available from the association while supplies last.

Cindy Wyrick, President of the TBA, says legal information addressing senior concerns is hard to find.

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Thu February 27, 2014

Another Top Tennessee Democrat Bows Out

State Rep. Mike Turner
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner says he won’t seek re-election.

Turner is telling members of the House of Representatives that he’ll retire at the end of the year after serving District 51 for 14 years. The district covers the areas of Old Hickory, Madison, east Nashville, downtown Nashville and Germantown.

Turner has served as caucus chairman since 2009.

Turner’s announcement follows word last month that Democratic State Rep. Charles Curtiss is also stepping down after serving in the House for 19 years.

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Thu February 27, 2014

Some Tennessee Vets Express Concerns About Proposed Military Cuts

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WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Proposed cuts to the Pentagon's budget have some Tennessee military veterans concerned.

Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed shrinking the Army, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings. It’s part of a broad reshaping of priorities following more than a decade of war.

Colonel Kent Crossley (retired), a member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Military Officers of America, says he  served through the deep cuts that the military suffered at the end of the conflict in Vietnam.

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