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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tennessee and opioids
Tennessee is making progress in it's fight against opioid abuse. A recent study found that deaths last year decreased by 12 percent from 2016 levels. On Monday the US Senate passed a $3.8 billion bill to address opioid abuse. The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 is made up of over 70 proposals from 72 senators and includes the work of five Senate committees. US Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee said: " Since last October, the Senate health committee has held seven hearings on the opioid crisis. We heard from governors, doctors, addiction experts, family members, and others, on how the federal government can be the best possible partner as we work to combat the opioid crisis. My hope is that the five Senate committees will work quickly with our House colleagues to reach an agreement, so the House can pass a final opioids package, the Senate can pass it, and we can send it to the president’s desk as quickly as possible.”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
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    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael

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