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F-22 safely shoots down Chinese spy balloon off South Carolina coast
By Jim Garamone, DOD
Published February 4, 2023; 8:53 p.m.


A U.S. Air Force fighter safely shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a written statement.

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China spy balloon shot down over U.S. territory
Published February 4, 2023; 3:40 p.m.



Cockfighting raid in Union County nets 98 arrests

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STATE NEWS

TDEC invests additional $125.9 million in water infrastructure investments

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NASHVILLE, TN -- The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators elected its leadership positions for the 113th General Assembly of the Tennessee Legislature on Tuesday.

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Governor's Corner

Gov. Lee names Tennessee Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals appointees

Gov. Lee unveils transportation plan for rural and urban Tennessee


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Dems show support for veterans’ budget request


Legislation to protect children from harmful medical procedures clears first hurdle in General Assembly

Rep. Hemmer, Sen. Campbell push reform to increase access, transparency in concert ticket sales

Blackburn, Hyde-Smith, Britt witness human smuggling at southern border

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NATIONAL NEWS

Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer announced

Heat and drought leading threat to food security & agricultural

newest national park New Philadelphia National Historic Site established as America’s 424th national park
WASHINGTON — New Philadelphia National Historic Site has been established as the newest national park to commemorate the history of early 19th century Black pioneers in Illinois.
america the beautiful challenge grants $91 million in America the Beautiful challenge grants announced
WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined public- and private-sector partners to announce nearly $91 million in grants through the America the Beautiful Challenge
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The United States is an Arctic power, and the Defense Department has established an office to ensure U.S. strategy and policy protects U.S. interests in that crucial region.
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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of the Interior has released new guidance to improve federal stewardship of public lands, waters and wildlife.

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Fernanda Maciel scaled continent's highest peak in record 6h 40m time
 
Brazilian ultrarunner Fernanda Maciel made history when she scaled one of the legendary 'Seven Summits' in world-record time in the hostile environment of Antarctica.
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Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms

A warming climate will increase the number of tropical cyclones and their intensity in the North Atlantic, potentially creating more and stronger hurricanes, according to simulations using a high-resolution, global climate model.
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Step into a New World at Zoo Knoxville
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NWTF Tennessee Pledges $86,679 to Healthy Habitats. Healthy Harvests
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Tremont Institute to begin second campus work with $250,000 grant from TVA
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University of Tennessee proposes new School of Natural Resources
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Chimpanzee makes debut at Zoo Knoxville
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UT researchers receive $2.75 million grant to investigate movement of amphibian pathogens
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KCDC earns $40 million HUD grant for Transforming Western initiative
look rock campground reopens
National Park reopens Look Rock Campground
reward for elk poacher
$14,000 reward for elk poached in Claiborne County
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Beauford Delaney Building to be first residential structure at new stadium
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NASA reveals Webb Telescope’s first images of unseen universe
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National Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

TVA partnership awards $1 million in STEM grants to local schools
Beacon Center releases 2022 Pork Report
Man charged with stealing church funds
Zoo Knoxville mourns the death of beloved “Polly” white rhino
Kayaker 's body recovered near The Sinks
Park plans 2023 lane closure on Spur for tunnel repairs
New projects will improve forest health and wildlife habitat
Department of the Interior celebrates recovery of the snail darter
Titans share renderings of proposed new stadium
Healthcare workers call for elected leaders to reconsider abortion “trigger law”
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• TBI releases annual LEOKA publication
• TBI releases annual hate crime study
• New 224-unit multifamily complex to be built in Sevierville near Dollywood
Follow Me to Tennessee: Tennessee Migration Report
2022 Trafficking in Persons Report released
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
Old City redevelopment momentum: $22 million hotel is latest private investment
National Park receives $31 million to repair Foothills Parkway West
TVA unveils $3M in pilot projects to advance valley connectivity, carbon-free future

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
City announces $35 million in strategic investments, community assistance
Knox County District Attorney General launches podcast series, Generally Speaking
Four men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
TBI launches new Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
Tennessee to leverage state lands for tourism in rural, distressed counties
City's investment in Austin Homes revitalization reaches $12.5 million
New sidewalks to be built in Lonsdale
$2 million committed to Burlington streetscape project
Knoxville earns Tree Cities of the World recognition
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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Goodbye, Tyre
By Leslie D. Gregory, PA-C
February 3, 2023
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Uh Oh, Here Comes the Occupying Army
By Robert Koehler
February 2, 2023
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Disarming, Empowering, Lost Souls
By Robert Koehler
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Exxon Got Rich. We Got Played.
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