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Your government on Twitter

I remember a recent municipal controversy having to do with the city manager spending too much time on Facebook. But some level of social media engagement by government officials arguably is beneficial to the public. Nooga.com’s David Morton walks you

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We’re just some bills on Capitol Hill

David Morton has a snapshot of some legislation to watch in this 2014 General Assembly session. Oddly, he doesn’t mention the “Merry Christmas” bill.

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General forebodings

Every Tennessean should consider finding an opportunity to be in the Capitol gallery when the General Assembly is called into session. The experience of hearing the voices rise among the stunning stonework evokes reverence for our history and pride at

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The peace on Christmas?

An exchange of tweets spanning Wednesday night and Thursday morning seem to indicate upcoming bipartisan and bicameral cooperation on a measure that would address the backlog of untested rape kits from investigations in Memphis and across the state. As reported

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Beavers damning flood of warrantless cell phone tracking

Sen. Mae Beavers will introduce a bill after the General Assembly convenes its next session that would require police to obtain a warrant before collecting and searching cell phone location and related records, reports WBIR. Beavers argues that the use

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