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Multiple victims following a shooting incident on the UNLV campus; research in Georgia receives a boost for Alzheimer's treatments and cure; and a new environmental justice center helps Nebraska communities and organizations.

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Trump says he would be a dictator for one day if he wins, Kevin McCarthy is leaving the body he once led and Biden says not passing aid for Ukraine could embolden Putin.

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Texas welcomes more visitors near Big Bend but locals worry the water won't last, those dependent on Colorado's Dolores River fear the same but have found common ground solutions, and a new film highlights historical healthcare challenges in rural Appalachia.

Laura Thornquist


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Report: Street Design Poses Threat to TN Pedestrians

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Crossing the road in Tennessee can be deadly. A new report from Transportation for America says in the last decade, 806 …

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Dealing with Storm Aftermath – Look for Warning Signs in Kids

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Regular monthly tests of tornado sirens can put many people on the edge of their seats because of recent events. And it's not just …

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Effort to De-fund Planned Parenthood Fizzles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An effort to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee apparently has failed, now that Republican leaders acknowledge constitutional …

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State Income Tax Ban Faces Hurdles: Who Shoulders Financial Burden?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A permanent ban on a state income tax is marching closer to reality in Tennessee, but many hurdles remain to amending the state …

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Mississippi River Slowly Recedes in TN-Placed on Endangered List

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The swollen Mississippi has received a special mention as a "river at risk" in this year's newly released "Most Endangered Rivers" …

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TN Budget Back on the Table

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers and the state administration are ready to begin setting a final plan for the budget year that starts July 1…

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Survey: Most TN Teachers Feel Good about Their Jobs, Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Most teachers in Tennessee are giving the state a passing grade when it comes to their jobs and workplaces. In the first-ever …

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How Much is a Tennessean's Life Worth?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam's tort reform bill (HB1993/SB2001) has passed the key Senate Judiciary Committee and will now go on to the …

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Could NM Lose its “Spirit” With Deteriorating Colorado River?

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico is facing increased water resource risks. A report to Congress from the U.S. Department of Interior, The SECURE Water Act …

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No Spanking Allowed in TN This Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If you've ever been a parent, you know how difficult it can be to raise a child. Deb Sendek, program director of the Center for …

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