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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will allow a proposal to prohibit sanctuary cities in Tennessee to become law without his signature. The measure would also require local law enforcement officials to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to hold immigrants for purposes of deportation. A number of cities opposed the legislation saying the measure requires them to do the work for federal agencies who are responsible for immigration laws. The action does not take effect until January 2019, if then. "I am going to start looking into what legal recourse we have as a city to stop this unfunded mandate that is unsafe, immoral and fiscally irresponsible," said Fabian Bedne, a Nashville councilman, A number of organizations and individuals had said the legislation is constitutionally suspect. Proponents of the measure, including U.S. Rep. Diane Black, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, tried to pressure the governor. They argued the legislation is necessary in order to ensure there are no sanctuary cities in Tennessee.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

  • Woodside arrest
  • Blackburn and Bredesen
  • Roe representative in Newport today
  • Gas prices drop slightly

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • Forestyr grants available for volunteer fire departments

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Farm Service Agency meet
  • SBA loans available
  • Social Security and livability
  • Jefferson County crash
  • Dover arrest

    Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Moore arrested in threat on Caldwell
  • Bush Brothers fined
  • Cocke County Partnership meet
  • Clint Hammonds
  • Newport/Parrottsville candidates
  • July unemployment
  • Dover arrest

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Speir arrest
  • Cardboard fire
  • Cocke County School Board meet
  • Jefferson City train/car crash

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