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8:13am

Mon November 26, 2012
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Harwell Retains Tennessee House Speaker's Gavel

Rep. Beth Harwell
Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the House Republican caucus have nominated Speaker Beth Harwell for another term in charge of the chamber but ousted Rep. Judd Matheny from the No. 2 slot.

Matheny, of Tullahoma, was defeated Monday by Rep. Curtis Johnson of Clarksville in a secret ballot.

Matheny had publicly mulled challenging Harwell for the top post before deciding to focus on another term as speaker pro tempore.

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7:35am

Thu November 22, 2012
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900 More Tennesseans At Risk from Tainted Injections

Credit cdc.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials will start contacting hundreds of people who received steroid injections for back pain linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak to warn them about another infection.

Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health, says the new round of calls will start next week to about 900 patients who have not developed fungal meningitis but who may be at risk for a localized infection or abscess near the injection site.

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11:14am

Wed November 14, 2012
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Tenn. Students Facing Still More College Tuition Increases

Credit MTSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Higher education officials are recommending tuition increases at Tennessee's community colleges and universities.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission director Richard Rhoda told Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday that a hike of as much as 3 percent was being recommended for community colleges and up to 6 percent for universities.

The commission is scheduled to vote on the increases at its meeting later this week.

The commission was among the last of several state departments that presented budgets to the governor.

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8:59am

Tue November 13, 2012
Politics

Questions About Election Day Voting Irregularities

Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coalition of Nashville poll watchers wants an audit of problems they documented with Election Day voting.

Mary Mancini is the director of Tennessee Citizen Action, which organized the poll watching effort. She says that the coalition command center fielded over 600 calls on Election Day.

Problems included too few poll workers, workers who gave voters inaccurate information and polling places that ran out of provisional ballots and change-of-address forms.

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10:50am

Fri November 9, 2012
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Memphis Policeman Critically Wounded by Fellow Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say that an officer who was critically wounded by a fellow officer during the search of a home was shot by a shotgun.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Friday that 32-year-old officer Willie Bryant was in critical but stable condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Rudolph said Bryant is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Police said Bryant and other officers were executing a drug-related search warrant at a north Memphis home Thursday when they were confronted by a dog.

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