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12:07pm

Mon October 15, 2012
Top Stories

JUST ONE QUESTION: ACLU Director Asks About Voter ID Laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of tomorrow night’s second presidential debate, Lipscomb University is offering voters a chance to discuss the tensions between free speech and civility.

The Lipscomb forum will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Participants will then get a chance to watch the debate together.

As the campaign debate season continues, WMOT is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.  Today we hear from Hedy Weinberg, director of the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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12:11pm

Wed July 25, 2012
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MTSU Puts Drones in Tennessee Skies

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Anfinson) – WMOT's Shawn Anfinson sat down recently with Mark Blanks, Middle Tennessee State’s Interim Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, to talk about the future of drones.

MTSU hopes to begin offering academic courses in drone studies soon. The classes would prepare students for management careers in the rapidly growing field and Blanks sees lots of opportunities.

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4:05pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Will the Measure Make Tennessee Less Competitive?

Governor Says He'll Sign "Monkey" Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost 90 years after the Scopes "monkey trial," the state of Tennessee is close to enacting a law that critics say renews the attack on evolution.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he’ll likely sign the bill, which would protect teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming.

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2:53pm

Wed February 22, 2012
"No Barriers to the Ballot Box" Targets Law

More Challenges to Tenn. Voter Photo ID Law

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A coalition of groups opposed to Tennessee’s new voter photo ID law are scheduled to hold a press conference on Legislative Plaza Wednesday afternoon.

The upcoming Super Tuesday presidential preference primary March 6th will be the first state-wide vote where the new law will be enforced. Most voters will be required to present some type of state or federal ID before being allowed to cast a ballot.

Opponents have launched initiatives to repeal the law as well as efforts to get voters the kind of photo ID they’ll need to vote.

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8:50am

Wed January 18, 2012
ACLU Tenn. Announces Legislative Priorities

Agendas Take Shape for Legislative Session

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Tennessee Republicans go into the current Tennessee General Assembly firmly in control of both the House and Senate, and with a clear legislative agenda.

They’re not the only ones. Political action groups with a wide range of interests are also gearing up for the session.

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