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Huckabee showed poor judgment

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Huckabee showed poor judgment

September 11th, 2015 11:30 am by Letters to the Editor

I support freedom of religion, but one should not hold an office or a job that requires actions that are against one's religion. As much as I admire Huckabee, I will not support him, because I fear he would let his religious beliefs cloud his judgment.

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We want your suggestions for upcoming city summit

We want your suggestions for upcoming city summit

September 14th, 2015 11:30 am by Editorial Board

As promised, Kingsport Mayor John Clark is creating a blueprint for the city's future, a new visioning plan to serve as the development foundation for the next 10 to 15 years.

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Class ACT: Scores show region's students, schools have reason to be proud

Class ACT: Scores show region's students, schools have reason to be proud

September 13th, 2015 12:00 pm by Editorial Board

It is important to note that many of the region's schools and school systems are doing well or improving on the ACT, a test used by colleges in considering candidates for admission. Like the old saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats.

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Prostitution sting launched in response to juvenile sex trafficking

Prostitution sting launched in response to juvenile sex trafficking

September 12th, 2015 12:00 pm by Wayne Anderson, Sullivan County Sheriff

This investigation was not just about prostitution. It was about trying to stop one of the most heinous crimes being committed today, human sex trafficking.

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Knowing warning signs of suicide can save a life

Knowing warning signs of suicide can save a life

September 10th, 2015 11:30 am by Editorial Board

Every day of the year, two to three Tennesseans take their own lives. That's more violent deaths than are caused by homicides. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults aged 15-24 in Tennessee and the U.S. at large.

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What's good for Denali should be good for Kuwahi

What's good for Denali should be good for Kuwahi

September 9th, 2015 11:30 am by Editorial Board

Alaska's and North America's highest peak now has its rightful name back, but what a fuss this has created, particularly among federal lawmakers in McKinley's home state of Ohio.

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Anti-immigrant rhetoric unchristian

Anti-immigrant rhetoric unchristian

September 8th, 2015 11:30 am by Letters to the Editor

This election cycle more than any in recent memory has dredged up anti-immigrant sentiments, some of which are made even more disturbing because they come from those who claim to be followers of Christ.

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Surgoinsville celebration 'once-in-a-lifetime thing'

Surgoinsville celebration 'once-in-a-lifetime thing'

September 7th, 2015 12:00 pm by Editorial Board

Surgoinsville was the site of a ferry crossing the river and an important port ferrying goods to market via the Holston, and celebrating the town's bicentennial is a "oncein-a-lifetime thing"

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Merging South, North unnecessary

Merging South, North unnecessary

September 6th, 2015 12:00 pm by Letters to the Editor

The Mason-Dixon merger (as I call it) between Sullivan South and Sullivan North has an easier, more sensible and much cheaper resolution that shouldn't affect the kids nearly as much.

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UT's pronoun advice is no joke - well actually it is

UT's pronoun advice is no joke - well actually it is

September 5th, 2015 12:00 pm by Editorial Board

UT has officially entered the Twilight Zone. It is advising students to stop referring to each other as "he" or "she" and to stop using such offensive pronouns as "her," "hers," "him" or "his."

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Using gender neutral prounouns is about respect

Using gender neutral prounouns is about respect

September 4th, 2015 11:30 am by Letters to the Editor

Using gender neutral pronouns and inclusive language is not about being politically correct. It is about respecting someone's identity. Gender is a very complicated matter. It is a social construct that is not binary, it is a spectrum.

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