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7:31am

Tue November 11, 2014
Politics

Did VW just open the door to unionization of its Chattanooga plant?

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen Chattanooga says it has established a policy that sets guidelines to interact with labor organizations, but it doesn't appear to clarify how workers at the plant will be represented.

In a statement on Wednesday, the company said its Community Organization Engagement policy would allow labor organizations to have a "constructive dialogue" with company officials.

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12:28pm

Mon November 10, 2014
Politics

Carr mulling bid for chairman of Tennessee GOP

State Rep. Joe Carr
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who in August won 41 percent of the vote in his primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says he is mulling a bid for chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.

Carr told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1qAoATi ) on Monday that he was still undecided about whether to challenge current Chairman Chris Daveney, who is seeking a fourth term.

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8:08am

Thu November 6, 2014
Science

Mid-state Professor fuels trip on chicken fat, vegetable oil

MTSU professor Cliff Ricketts stands next to the 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck he will drive from Key West, Fla., to Seattle, Washington, Nov. 6-13.
Credit MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee State University professor is driving from Key West, Florida, to Seattle in a vehicle fueled by waste chicken fat and waste vegetable oil from school dining facilities.

Alternatives fuels researcher Cliff Ricketts will begin his journey today, stopping at MTSU along the way and arriving in Seattle next week. The School of Agribusiness and Agriscience faculty member will be driving a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck on the 3,550-mile trek.

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8:03am

Thu November 6, 2014
Arts

Miranda Lambert makes history at 2014 CMAs

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert has reached new heights as a female country performer: The fiery singer is the most decorated female artist in the history of the Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert's four wins last night give the 30-year-old a total of 11 CMA trophies throughout her career, putting her ahead of any other female act. Lambert's fifth consecutive win for female vocalist of the year beat a record set by herself, Reba McEntire and Martina McBride.

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10:13am

Wed November 5, 2014
Politics

Grocery store wine sales get overwhelming support in Tenn.

Credit tnwinelovers.net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters in several dozen communities will decide whether supermarkets will be able to sell wine.

According to a coalition that's tracked the petitions, 78 municipalities have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the ballot.

Currently, wine can only be sold in liquor stores. But a state law that passed this year will allow it to be sold by grocery and convenience stores starting in July 2016 if citizens vote to approve the change.

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