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11:18am

Fri July 13, 2012
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2012 Tenn. Campaign Fundraising Recalls '04 Election

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If fundraising is any indication, Tennesseans will cast their votes in this fall’s presidential elections much as they did in 2008.

Republican John McCain picked up all eleven of Tennessee’s electoral delegates that year with just under 57 percent of the vote. Roughly 42 percent of Tennessee voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama.

Information compiled by the Federal Election Commission shows that President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are raising money in the 2012 election in almost exactly the same proportions.

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9:33am

Fri July 13, 2012
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Redistricting May Cause Voting Problems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Early voting starts Friday for next month's primary.

Some Middle Tennessee voters may face challenges because of recent redistricting. Officials say they’re making every effort to direct voters to the right poling stations.

Rutherford County Elections Administrator Nicole Lester says she’s sent a mailing out to more than 130,000 registered voters explaining the changes. She encourages residents to read the information carefully.

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12:08pm

Thu July 12, 2012
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Tennesseans Get Chance to Comment on Health Care

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  In spite of his opposition to federal health care reforms, Governor Haslam appears to be moving forward with preparations to implement the Affordable Care Act.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says she’s preparing to conduct a series of health care public comment sessions state-wide. McPeak will take input from residents on what essential health benefits should be made mandatory for health policies sold in Tennessee.

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11:57am

Thu July 12, 2012
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Atheist Lobbying Group to Open Tennessee Chapter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A national atheist lobbying group is preparing to open a state chapter in Tennessee.

The Secular Coalition for America announced its intention earlier this week to organize a Tennessee chapter aimed at lobbying state lawmakers on issues involving the separation of church and state.

Edwina Rogers, the executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based coalition, says there’s been a lot of interest from Tennesseans in organizing a state chapter.

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12:04pm

Wed July 11, 2012
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Rutherford County Planning Commission Mulls Mosque Vote

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is nearly complete.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Rutherford County Planning Commission members are considering whether to schedule a new vote on construction of the Murfreesboro Mosque.

The county's appeal of the court ruling that prohibits occupancy of the nearly finished worship center would still go forward.

Rutherford County Regional Planning Commissioner Mike Kusch sought a lawyer's advice on the issue during a meeting Monday. Kusch says the lawyer told members the board is free to revisit the matter any time as long as public notice is adequate.

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