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9:26am

Tue January 27, 2015
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AG says Tenn. would have right to cancel Medicaid expansion

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a legal opinion that the State of Tennessee will be able to cancel Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage 200,000 low-income residents if costs exceed expectations.

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8:56am

Tue January 27, 2015
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Tennessee Promise gearing up for new students

Credit tnpromise.gov

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — About 90 percent of Tennessee's 2014 high school graduates have applied for the first year of Tennessee Promise, the program that offers eligible seniors the chance to go to a community college or technical college tuition-free.

 

The Tennessean reports that amounts to about 58,000 students and exceeds predictions by tens of thousands.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan says, not only will there be more students, but they’ll likely need more help to succeed.

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8:09am

Tue January 27, 2015
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Tennessee's homeless programs getting $21 million in federal grants

A counselor with the homeless charity Journey Home in Murfreesboro consults with a homeless client.
Credit Journey Home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Homeless programs across Tennessee will receive a portion of nearly $2 billion allocated by U.S. Housing and Urban Development, including nine programs here in Rutherford County.

Officials say more than $21 million in grants will support 162 local homeless housing and service programs across Tennessee. Nine programs in Rutherford County will share just over half-a-million dollars.

The federal Continuum of Care grants are designed to provide critically needed services for homeless people and their families.

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11:03am

Mon January 26, 2015
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Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

Credit flynashville.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)  --  Nashville International Airport is starting to see flight cancelations to the northeast as a major snow storm snarls air travel nationwide.

Almost 1,900 flights scheduled today have been canceled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Nearly 1,800 additional flights have been scrapped for tomorrow.

Emily Richard is a spokesperson for Nashville International.

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6:06am

Mon January 26, 2015
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Closing arguments expected today in the Vanderbilt rape trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Closing arguments in the rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players will likely begin today.

Throughout the trial, jurors have seen graphic videos and photos of the alleged sexual assault of an unconscious 21-year-old student. The video footage and photos were recovered by police from a laptop and cell phones.

The alleged victim testified that she has no memory of what happened.

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