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Middle-Schooler Beat Up for Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat

A sixth-grader from Missouri was recently ganged up on by his classmates on a school bus for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. A cell phone video of the incident obtained by KMOV shows students yelling at a 12-year-old about whether he supports President Trump’s proposed Mexican border wall….

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Missouri Gov. Greitens Signs ‘Right-to-Work’ into Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed “right-to-work” legislation into law on Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise that has been cheered by Republicans and the state’s business community. It was a busy day for the governor, whose victory lap took him to an abandoned warehouse in Springfield —…

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The Tennessee Star Has 3,000 Unique Visitors on Launch Day

“The Tennessee Star website had more than 3,000 unique visitors on Monday, the day we launched,” managing editor Christina Botteri said shortly after midnight after all the day’s results were counted. “The remarkable thing about our traffic on launch day is that each visitor came back and visited different stories…

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House Transportation Chair Favors Gas Tax Increase; Opposes Haslam’s Proposal to Index for Annual Inflation

State Rep Barry Doss

State Rep. Barry Doss (R-Leoma), chairman of the House Transportation Committee, told his fellow panelists and studio audience at the WWTN Gas Tax Town Hall on Thursday that he favors Gov. Haslam’s 7 cents per gallon gas tax increase, but opposes the part of governor’s proposal that would index the…

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Commentary: New George Soros Scheme Coming to Your Town

In January George Soros’s secretive Open Society Foundations (OSF) began passing out 10 million dollars in a brand-new grant intended for non-profits who will, according to its website, “document and aggregate incidents of hate as they happen, and categorize them by type of offense, targeted community, and geographic location.” In…

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State Senator Bell Agrees ‘With Most of What I Hear on Flame-throwing Conservative Talk Show in Nashville’

State Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) told the Cleveland/Bradley Economic Development Council he listened to the WWTN Gas Tax Town Hall moderated by Ralph Bristol on the Dan Mandis Show on Thursday, the Cleveland Daily Banner reported. “As I drove here, I was listening to a flame-throwing conservative talk show in Nashville, and…

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Tennessee Watchdog: Nashville Metro Council Collaborates with Hotels to Curb Airbnb’s

by Chris Butler February 6, 2017 Reprinted with Permission from the Tennessee Watchdog (Bureau chief’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about home-sharing programs and Nashville’s attempts to regulate them) Nashville Metro Council members who push for new regulations on Airbnbs seem to do so at the…

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Commentary: Big Business and Nashville Chamber of Commerce Choose Illegal Immigrants Over Tennessee’s ‘Disconnected Youth’

A report authored by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and New American Economy (formerly named Partnership for a New American Economy) claims that, “[f]orty-three percent of unauthorized immigrants who earned their degrees abroad were either working in low-skilled jobs or unemployed,” a number almost twice as many as immigrants who…

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Commentary: Literacy is the Key Challenge

You have read the statistics enough to know that there is an undeniable connection between literacy skills and incarceration rates. Children who do not read on grade level are more likely to dropout, use drugs or end up in prison. Research shows that reading abilities in third grade act as a tell-tale barometer for later school success.

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