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  • JAI TEMPLETON
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Agriculture is important to the 67,000 farmers across this state who make all or part of their living from producing our food, fiber, and fuel. It is also important to the 6.7+ million Tennessee residents who enjoy and depend on the fruits of their labor. We have long understood that agricul…

The Bible says that in the beginning God created a perfect environment. There was no sin and therefore no suffering, violence, and death. God created Adam and Eve in a perfect paradise.

  • DAVID CHAVERN
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Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.

  • SABI 'DOC' KUMAR
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Under the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, our state has made significant progress in education. From perennially being in the second last spot (49 out of 50 states), Tennessee has moved to number 35 in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) ratings. In this report card, we ar…

  • GOV. BILL HASLAM
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Monday night in my eighth and final State of the State address, I issued a bold new challenge to our great state: Tennessee will lead the nation in jobs, education and government efficiency.

  • RENATA MCGHEE
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We've all known someone profoundly affected by chronic pain. It is miserable to watch loved ones suffer, agonizing to stand in the presence of affliction in seeming helplessness. As a nurse practitioner at a pain treatment center, I can attest to this. I have seen it all first-hand.

  • PATRICK NIX
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It’s true, one of my favorite Christmas shows is the Dr. Seuss classic, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ (1966).  The wiry villain plans to dress up like Santa and sneak into houses to steal stockings and presents and trees… that is, until he meets little Cindy Lou Who from Whoville.  But y…

  • MARK CARROLL
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I recently read an article from a blog on the internet and it talked about The South American monkey trap.  The trap is very simple to us. The hunter takes a jar or a gourd with an opening slightly larger than a monkey’s hand. He ties a rope around the neck of it using a knot, called a monke…