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Friday, September 14, 2018

Bredesen in Memphis
U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen criticized Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn on Thursday for refusing to debate him in Memphis, while also saying he could back policies of President Donald Trump if they benefit Tennessee. "If he proposes something which I think is good for the state of Tennessee and its people, I need to support that and not oppose it just because he's the president from the other party," Bredesen said. The candidate added he disagrees with Trump's move to increase trade tariffs on certain goods, which Bredesen has said could hurt Tennessee's farmers and businesses. The move also is increasing the cost of consumer goods. "I'm acutely aware of the fact that we have a president and an administration that people have very emotional reactions to," Bredesen said. "I've always been someone who said, "'You've gotta kind of knock that stuff back just a little bit.'" The comments were made at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis, on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, a U.S. House of Representatives member since 2002. Blackburn's campaign said a scheduling conflict prevented her from debating Bredesen, a one time Tennessee governor. Asked about the primary problem in the country, Bredesen said it is the inability of Washington to get anything constructive done.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

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  • Unfounded Jefferson school threat
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    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Martin sentence
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  • Jenkins arrest
  • Hooper portrait unveiling
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  • House approves voucher bill
  • Newport City Council special meeting
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Six injured in crash
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

    Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Cocke County flooding
  • Tennessee jobs
  • NFL draft coming to Nashville
  • Earth Day
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