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PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2018 


The FBI’s Peter Strzok spends 10 hours in open testimony in Congress. Also on the Friday rundown: Granite Staters protest AG Sessions' approach to fighting opioid abuse, and Latino Conservation Week starts on Saturday.

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The solar industry generates more than 7,000 jobs in neighboring North Carolina, while Tennessee companies employ around half that number. (H080/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There's a cloud hanging over solar power in Tennessee, according to analysis being released Thursday by the bipartisan group Tennesseans for Solar Choice. The coalition includes the Tennessee Small Business Alliance, NAACP, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Tennessee

Health insurance premiums in Tennessee will increase by at least one-third for many people next year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. (Lira_n4/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans who have to purchase their own health insurance plans can expect to dig even deeper next year to pay for them. The Congressional Budget Office estimates a 31- to 54-percent premium spike. Tennessee is one of the states that didn't opt to expand Medicaid under

Elizabeth Clarke of Unicoi County rings the victory bell at the Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center  a traditional rite of passage when patients complete their treatment. (Elizabeth Clarke)

ERWIN, Tenn. – There's one last hope for Tennesseans who might benefit from a state-of-the-art cancer treatment. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed the Cancer Patient Choice Act late last week, but there's talk of a possible special session to override his veto. The legislation would manda

Small-business owners such as The Tap House in Chattanooga say TVA's proposed rate hike will hurt their business, and add that it's often watering holes like theirs where business is generated through conversation around the bar. (The Tap House/Facebook)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee business owners are gathering today at the Tennessee Valley Authority offices in Chattanooga to let the public agency know they they oppose the rate proposal it will vote on later this week. Earlier this year, TVA proposed changes to the rate structure that wil

Checking your location settings on laptop, browser and smart phone can help protect your personal information from scammers. (Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This weekend, you may want to set aside your broom and dustpan, and use your mouse instead to do some cleaning. With spring cleaning on the minds of many, tech experts say home computers also need cleaning - that is, the email inbox and hard drive. Taking care of this digi

Experts say that when touring a nursing home, pay attention to things such as the nurse-to-patient ratio, and the availability of information for residents. (Ulrich Joho/flickr)

LIMESTONE, Tenn. – This month, the Tennessee Department of Health suspended new admissions of residents at a Limestone, Tenn., nursing home – citing complaints made regarding nursing services, medical records and pharmaceutical services. But how do you know if you're placing your loved o

Insurance companies predict at least a 10 percent increase in health coverage costs after Congress did not include premium funding in its spending bill this week. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Will the tens of thousands of Tennesseans covered under the Affordable Care Act have coverage in future years? The answer is uncertain after a bill crafted by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., failed to make it into the spending bill advanced in

Experts suggest sharing information on a suspicious call with a friend before you share any financial information. (uncoolbob/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New data from the Federal Trade Commission ranks Tennessee number 10 in the country when it comes to reports of fraud. Last year consumers in the Volunteer State lost almost $14 million – with the top three complaints being scams surrounding debt collection, imposter

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