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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
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European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
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A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A new movement would throw out old state laws that you may have unknowingly broken. State Republicans want to discontinue rules they say are so antiquated they have no place in government.
Lawmakers said some of the laws are downright silly while others can be burdensome to taxpayers. They believe the best course of action is to get someone to take a good look at what's really necessary.
"There are archaic laws that are outdated that are no longer applicable, and in addition there are laws that are misinterpreted and can become burdensome to our businesses and our families," said State Rep. Glen Casada, R-Thompson's Station.
For an example, releasing more than 25 balloons at a time breaks the law and could be punished with a fine of $250 per balloon.
Casada used a helium balloon to emphasize how the new law would work.
"What we're going to do with that law and others like it is to get rid of it," he said, popping the balloon.
That's why Casada and State Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, are looking to hire a position of repealer who would take a good look at the laws on the books and decide whether or not they are actually necessary.
The legislators said while some of the laws like the balloon release are silly there are others that could be causing you, the taxpayer, a big headache.
"As Gov. Haslam has said repeatedly, state government is about customer service. Our customers are the taxpayers of Tennessee, and we have to make their experience when they deal with state government all the more friendly, efficient and cost effective," Johnson said.
The repealer position would be a part of the Secretary of State's office and would be a four-year position.
A similar law passed the legislature in Kansas last year and is already having measured success.
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Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >