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Monday, July 08, 2019

Student loan proposals
Students in the US owe about $1.6 trillion in student loans, and recent changes in the loan program could increase that figure. The Trump administration has eliminated an Obama-era rule that insured for-profit schools were providing programs that put students into jobs that paid enough to pay off their loans. But Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the requirement didn’t treat all student and schools fairly, that schools should be able to offer whatever programs they want whether it led to a gainful profession of not. Democrats called DeVos’ action “a gift to predatory programs and for-profit colleges.” Now US Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is sponsoring legislation which he says will re-establish and expand the gainful employment rule. “Making it simpler and easier to go to college,” says Alexander . The senator wants to measure a student's actual progress in repaying their debt. The plan he’s developing would apply to every college program. “So that the degree you pay for is really worth it,” he argues. Alexander also wants to simplify the repayment system for borrowers. The two options Alexander is proposing include a standard 10-year repayment plan and an income-based repayment plan that would automatically deduct a set amount from a borrower’s paycheck. Alexander’s plan would also simplify the (FAFSA) from more than a hundred questions to two dozen, which could add two million more students to the 20 million who fill out the form every year.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

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  • Uhaul bust
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  • GSMNP body identified
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  • Where to build a justice center
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    Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • Denton indicted on drug and firearms charges
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  • Cocke Circuit Court pleas
  • Tax free weekend
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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • Smith sentenced to 60 year prison term
  • Hance captured again
  • Newport City Council

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