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VOL. 39 | NO. 18 | Friday, May 01, 2015

Will Tennessee Republicans ever be truly happy?

The pain of getting almost everything

Why aren’t Tennessee Republicans happier? With the GOP so dominant in the Tennessee General Assembly and losses so rare – on the Hill or in elections – the party’s lawmakers should be jubilant with this year’s session. But it’s never enough.

Students not giving up on tuition equality

Tennessee students without citizenship say they’ll continue the battle for in-state tuition in 2016 after a measure to help them overcome the financial hurdle of out-of-state tuition barely failed on the House floor.

Winning, losing bills of 2015 Tennessee legislative session

A look at some of the winning and losing legislation during the 2015 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.

New state chair wants all-GOP Legislature

With more than six years of experience in the House of Representatives, Knoxville Republican Ryan Haynes is leaving the post to take on a new job: Tennessee Republican Party chairman.

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Plumbing Board. Meeting of Knoxville’s Plumbing Board of Examination, Review, Adjustments and Appeals, today, 8:30 am. Conference Room 511 in the City County Building. Information: cityofknoxville.org.

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No Stanley Cup delusions for Knoxville’s Ice Bears

As the NHL playoffs heat up, the Southern Professional Hockey League is done for another season.


Robinson-Craig named ‘Notable UT Woman’

The University of Tennessee announced Ann Robinson-Craig as recipient of its Notable UT Woman Award.


Road, bridge projects to be bid out

The Knoxville Department of Engineering has updated the status of several of the city’s design projects, according to its blog.


Subaru goes rear-wheel drive with BRZ

Subaru’s all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Subaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than $26,500.


Google’s algorithms get inside our heads

In the Internet search world, Google is clearly king, and marketing professionals across the globe give this tech giant the lion’s share of their attention.


Pays to be selective in today’s market

Last week, the Nasdaq, the S&P 500 and the New York Stock Exchange composite indexes all hit new historic highs, bolstered by falling rate hike expectations.


Does gay marriage ‘burden’ religious exercise?

“When is the law that is the law not the law? And vice versa.” Yeah, I know, that was last week’s column. But it’s apropos of the rash of laws that have been bandied about, and passed in some states, recently. They’re called Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.


‘TV dinners’ seem to look better than real thing

It just doesn’t pay for me to watch the Food Network. I get so inspired by the food the chefs prepare that I immediately go running to the store and buy all the ingredients.