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Laws impacting Tennessee public schools to go into effect July 1

Pastors continue call for accountability for January 6th conspirators

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns to Knox County for Summer 2022

Tennesseans to see new tax cuts as fiscally conservative budget goes into effect

utia center of farm management UTIA to launch UT Center of Farm Management
KNOXVILLE -- The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UTIA is launching the UT Center of Farm Management, with a dedicated purpose of enhancing the long-term profitability and sustainability of agricultural enterprises in the state and across the Southeast.
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utia eye tracking lab Launch of new eye-tracking lab expands research opportunities at UTIA
KNOXVILLE -- What is the value of a gaze? In the hands of researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the value could be immense.
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landmark recovery Landmark Recovery brings affordable addiction treatment to Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, TN, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark Recovery, the nation's fastest growing drug and alcohol addiction treatment service provider, opened a new treatment center in the East Tennessee community, Landmark Recovery of Knoxville.
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foothills parkway temporary closure Foothills Parkway new temporary closure begins
GSMNP -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind the public that the roadway will be fully closed from the Flats Road intersection near Look Rock to the Highway 321 intersection near Walland, TN beginning Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, August 31 for a paving project.
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cirrus aircraft TRAC20 Cirrus Aircraft delivers first United Aviate Academy training aircraft
KNOXVILLE -- Today, Cirrus Aircraft delivered the first of twenty-five SR Series TRAC20 aircraft to United Aviate Academy. The TRAC20 is an advanced, high-performance aircraft that will be used for initial pilot training at the only ab-initio flight academy operated by one of the largest U.S.-based airlines.
jamey scroggins charged with fraud Newport man indicted on arson and insurance fraud charges
COCKE COUNTY -- An investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Newport man on arson and fraud charges.



VA Medical Center identified for growth in Asset and Infrastructure Report


African American Equity Restoration Task Force awarded first grant

UCOR expands 2022 intern program

Unique eco-friendly family adventure coming to Pigeon Forge

UT, CNS sign $9.5 million agreement

TVA power grid supplies another record June power demand

Pastors call for accountability for and repentance from representatives who participated in the conspiracy to overturn the 2020 Election

Tennessee pastors lament that majority of Tennesseans believe lies about the 2020 Election and Insurrection on January 6, 2021

Parks & Rec opens applications for challenge grants


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STATE NEWS

Environmental Stewardship Award winners

Nearly one million books coming to TN Homes to spur Summer reading

Tennessee will now fund students, not systems

paris landing lodge State officials host grand opening of new lodge at Paris Landing
BUCHANAN, TN -- State officials opened a new 91-guestroom Lodge at Paris Landing, an attraction featuring a full-service restaurant and lounge, with indoor and outdoor dining, and conference spaces to serve both business meetings and social functions at Paris Landing State Park.
justice bus tennessee Tennessee Supreme Court launches Justice Bus
NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission publicly launched the Tennessee Justice Bus today at the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in Nashville. The TN Justice Bus is a mobile law office that brings technology to rural and underserved communities.
Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area expands
JAMESTOWN, TN -- Officials from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), TennGreen Land Conservancy, and Fentress County residents gathered to celebrate the transfer of 227 acres of land to the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area.
 

TRAVEL GARDENING
port royal
Could tiny Port Royal have become
Tennessee’s capital?
ut gardens plant of the month
UT Gardens Plant of the Month

Mayor Moves

Knox County recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Governor's Corner

Gov. Bill Lee makes statement on Dobbs Ruling

Lt. Governor Randy McNally statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

Gov. Lee reappoints David Rausch to lead TBI

Governor Lee signs the Crown Act


Senator & Congress Seats

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Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Vincent Dixie's statement on Roe and Casey

Rep. Fleischmann statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

Blackburn, colleagues introduce WWII nurses Congressional Gold Medal Act

Don’t let your kids get schooled by big tech


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NATIONAL NEWS


Fact sheet on U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

red wolf death Federal officials seek assistance in investigation of red wolf death
A federally protected red wolf was found dead in Tyrrell County, NC in a muddy farm field located south of Newlands Road on April 15. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs your help in the investigation of the red wolf’s death.
uso service members of the year Meet the 2021 USO service members of the year
By Katie Lange, DOD

Nearly 2.3 million active-duty and Reserve personnel serve in the U.S. military. While most of those service members are outstanding at what they do, only a few are chosen to be their branch's USO Service Member of the Year.

victims of communism museum
Victims of Communism Museum
opens in Nation’s Capital
ukranian artists fight back
Ukrainian artists fight back

By Bill Forman 

laurel falls trailhead crowding
National Park continues efforts to eliminate unsafe roadside parking at Laurel Falls Trailhead
country cascades waterpark resort expands
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort making $30 million expansion
wild laurel golfcourse
Wild Laurel Golf Course in the Smokies achieves Audubon certification
mountain dew outpost
First-Ever MTN DEW® Outpost opens at Doe Mountain in Tennessee
k25 oak ridge
Oak Ridge, Army Corps to offer new perspective on K-25
ijams river rescue
Ijams River Rescue removes 21 tons of trash from area waterways
national park whiteoak sink
National Park sets group size limits for Whiteoak Sink
fort sanders medical center robot
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to perform robotic-assisted lung biopsies
reward for elk poacher
$14,000 reward for elk poached in Claiborne County
beauford delaney building
Beauford Delaney Building to be first residential structure at new stadium
tennessee state parks competition
Tennesseans invited to donate in state parks competition
national park visitation 2021
National Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Beacon releases 2021 Pork Report
TVA publishes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Report
EBCI Tribal Council approves $75 million for The 407: Gateway to Adventure & Puy du Fou partnership
Hawkins County lawyer censured
Eight arrested in human trafficking operation in Sevier County
KCDC fully reopens Love Towers after $6.5 million renovation
Old City redevelopment momentum: $22 million hotel is latest private investment
Twenty-Two Tennessee localities file suit against opioid producers and pharmacies
National Park receives $31 million to repair Foothills Parkway West
TVA unveils $3M in pilot projects to advance valley connectivity, carbon-free future
KUB’s first female lineworker inspires ahead of International Women’s Day
City tests noise-monitoring camera downtown
Tennessee to be electric vehicle charger manufacturing hub
Kayaker drowns in Oconaluftee River near Smokemont
Man charged in cold case homicide from 1996

Thirteen arrested in multi-agency human trafficking operation
Drug investigation nets 39 indictments, most offenders are from Knoxville
Undercover drug investigation gets 33 drug dealers off the streets
McNabb Center receives $1.1 million to increase children’s mental health crisis services

• Faith leaders called for rejection of proposed racially divisive maps
Three new playgrounds for Knoxville
Roane County lawyer suspended
National Park Service acquires 60 acres of land
TVA approves Asian carp fish barriers at seven dams
Stream bank stabilization project set to begin in January
$2 million dollar Streetscape Road Project
Cades Cove, Laurel Falls Trail pilot project outcomes
City announces $35 million in strategic investments, community assistance
Hillcrest Healthcare’s Beverly Park Place earns spot on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022
Knox County District Attorney General launches podcast series, Generally Speaking
KCDC earns $900,000 grant to support continued Austin Homes redevelopment
$7.5 million federal grant to bring supportive housing for seniors to Austin Homes site
Four men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
TBI launches new Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
Populus expands mobility management solution to City of Knoxville
Tennessee to leverage state lands for tourism in rural, distressed counties
Memphis regional megasite lands $5.6 billion investment from Ford Motor Company
City's investment in Austin Homes revitalization reaches $12.5 million
New sidewalks to be built in Lonsdale
Council approves City funds to serve at-risk youth
$2 million committed to Burlington streetscape project
Smokies nonprofit documents life in understudied area of National Park
Anti-human trafficking partnership launched by Gov. Bill Lee
Knoxville earns Tree Cities of the World recognition
Former officer charged, accused of assaulting juvenile
AG Crime Unit steps up citations for off-road users in areas of state forests
Operation Volunteer Strong recovers 150 missing children in Tennessee
New East Knoxville greenway to connect parks, botanical garden
City investing $1.6 million to build sidewalks along Old Broadway
City’s online chatbot available in Spanish
Service proposes listing for the rare sickle darter fish

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Commentaries:

Embracing the complexity of peace
By Robert C. Koehler

The Nuclear Weapons Treaty Ban in the footsteps of 1982’s Million-Person March
By John LaForge

Tennessee faith leaders demand care, not criminalization of the homeless
By Southern Christian Coalition

Mass shootings: It’s the masculinity, people
By Rob Okun



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