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  • Tennessee governor proposes alternative plan to Obamacare

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will call a special session of the state Legislature to consider a plan aimed at providing healthcare coverage to state residents who either do not have insurance or whose options are limited, he said on Monday.     The...
  • Workers at VW's Tennessee plant vote for union

    The United Auto Workers has been certified as the representative of more than 45 percent of Volkswagen's workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., a major victory for the union, which has been trying to gain a foothold in the South and in foreign auto plants. The...
  • Man running for governor to get raccoon back

    Man running for governor to get raccoon back
    A man that became an Internet sensation by showering and dancing with his pet raccoon has entered the Tennessee gubernatorial race in an effort to get the pet back after it was seized by the state last year.  Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown, 55, became a YouTube...
  • UAW appeals for new union vote after loss at Volkswagen in Tennessee

    The United Automobile Workers union appealed to the National Labor Relations Board on Friday, contesting the failed unionization vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant, saying several conservative politicians mounted a coercive campaign to...
  • UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote

    UAW files complaint about Tennessee GOP's interference in the VW vote
    Good for the United Auto Workers. The union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the flagrant interference in its recent election at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant. The workers voted narrowly against affiliating with the UAW....
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Tennessee GOP feels buyer's remorse as union vote is held at VW plant

    Organized labor has become a fixture in U.S. politics and elections, donating money and manpower mainly to Democratic candidates. So it shouldn't surprise anyone when Republican officeholders try to persuade workers not to join a union. That's happening...
  • The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor

    The GOP attacks a union drive at VW — though the company's in favor
    Some 1,500 employees at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., started voting today on whether to affiliate with the United Auto Workers. Here are a couple of interesting points about this vote, which will continue through Friday. --Volkswagen's in...
  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Tennessee OKs electric chair when lethal injection drugs unavailable

    With questions about the effectiveness and humaneness of lethal injections to execute inmates growing across the nation, Tennessee has turned to the electric chair as an alternative, becoming the first state to require electrocution if the needed drugs...
  • Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant

    Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant
    Gun manufacturer Beretta USA announced Wednesday it would build its newest plant not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Last year, the centuries-old Italian gun-maker threatened to abandon plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Prince George's County when...