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Alexander on Newest Obamacare Delay: “Every Shred of Evidence Tells us the Entire Law Should be Delayed”

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 – The senior Republican on the Senate health committee today released the following statement on the administration announcement that online sign-up for Obamacare’s small business health insurance exchanges will be delayed until November: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said: “Another day, another Obamacare delay, and still the administration …

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OR seeks board & commission members

It’s that time of year again. With only a few months remaining for the 2013 calendar year, the City is excited to be gearing up to begin the end-of-year recruitment for board and commission members. The recruitment process begins October 1st.  This year’s process is similar to previous years in …

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Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO)  hosted another Oak Ridge Emergency Management Forum  today. The DOE-ORO and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) collaborated today at The New Hope Center , in Oak Ridge. The keynote speaker, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Richard …

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Man breaks into police chief’s car, arrested

A 20-year-old man remains behind bars after he allegedly broke into the wrong car Friday night in Oak Ridge.  Late Friday night, Oak Ridge Police Chief James Akagi was at home when he heard his dog barking and went to investigate.  He found several items from his wife’s unlocked car …

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Blood Drive in Harriman

Medic Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood for hospitals in the greater East Tennessee area and they depend on volunteer donors to help meet the demand.   Donors who give blood to Medic become Medic members and that membership exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood processing …

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Medic Blood Drive in Lake City

  Medic Regional Blood Center is the sole provider of blood for hospitals in the greater East Tennessee area and they depend on volunteer donors to help meet the demand.   Donors who give blood to Medic become Medic members and that membership exempts donors and IRS dependents from paying blood …

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Corker Statement on Reports of FHA Bailout

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement responding to reports that the FHA will need a taxpayer-funded bailout from the U.S. Treasury to remain solvent. “No reasonable person could believe that we should continue along with the current housing …

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OR Mall redevelopment plans unveiled

(Information from Oak Ridge Today/staff reports) The North Carolina-based company that wants to redevelop the Oak Ridge Mall unveiled its site plan today (9/25) for the 60-acre property.  The $80 million project could include new retail, hotel, office, and residential properties andcould create almost 1,000 new jobs while boosting annual city …

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