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10:15am

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

Haslam Letter to Feds Baffles Immigrant Advocates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they are baffled by a letter that Gov. Bill Haslam sent to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

Haslam said in the letter released Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services did not directly tell Tennessee officials that unaccompanied minors had been released into the custody of sponsors living in the state.

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6:17am

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

Congressman: Wife Didn't Lobby on Horse Bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky

 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Kentucky says his wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him.

 

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield spoke to reporters Monday on a conference call. Whitfield says he planned to file the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act regardless of his wife's role with the Humane Society.

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8:57am

Mon July 28, 2014
Politics

Gov. Haslam: "Unacceptable" that Feds Didn't Alert State About 760 Immigrant Minors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a letter to President Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

According to The Tennessean, Haslam says in the letter that the Department of Health and Human Services didn’t directly tell Tennessee officials that unaccompanied minors were being released into the custody of sponsors living in the state.

Instead, state officials learned of the minors through a posting on the department's website. Haslam says that’s "unacceptable."

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8:53am

Mon July 28, 2014
Politics

Tennessee Urging Residents to Vote Early

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With an especially long primary ballot, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending that voters cast their ballots early.

Hargett tells WPLN-FM that early voting accounted for 47 percent of ballots in August 2010, but they’re hoping to increase that to 60 percent this year.

Hargett says that’s the only way to avoid long lines and late returns on Election Day, August 7. Even with heavy early voting, Hargett says some results won't be returned until after midnight.

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12:22pm

Thu July 24, 2014
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Police: Caller Imitating Officers, Seeks Money

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Clarksville say someone is impersonating offices and attempting to collect hundreds of dollars for fake traffic camera tickets.

Sgt. Charles Gill told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/WISOeq ) the man tells victims that they have received a Redflex ticket and a judge with Montgomery County General Sessions Court has suspended their driver's license and issued a bench warrant for their arrest.

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