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Tennessee Department of Health says Bicycling and Walking: Healthy for People; Healthy for Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – With Tennessee rated the 49th worst state for physical activity and 47th for obesity, one cannot argue about the need for improved health. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, believes those ratings can change if state and city leaders increase efforts to make bicycling and walking safer and more convenient.

Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone

Pedaling away Pounds, Improving Cardio Health Good for Everyone

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AAA says 35.5 Million Americans to Travel for Labor Day Holiday; Most Since 2008

 

The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014

AAATampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014.

This will mark the fourth consecutive year of overall travel growth for the Labor Day holiday period, and the seventh out of the past nine years to see year-over-year increase in volume.

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Hepatitis C Epidemic Public Health Advisory

 

Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.

The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»

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Legal Aid Society and Volunteer Attorneys Provide $22.7 Million Worth of Free Legal Assistance in 2014

 

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and the attorneys who assist them on a pro bono basis handled 7,466 cases for low-income individuals and families in 2014.

This equates to more than $22.7 million in free civil legal advice and representation provided to Tennesseans in Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department reminds Citizens not to leave Children and Pets in Unattended Vehicles

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – With the summer heat in full gear, it is necessary to address leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles that are not left running. It takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to heat up and become deadly to a child or animal.

According to a 2012 article by Melissa Crumish, from the DMV, “since 1998, 529 children have died in the United States from hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left in unattended vehicles.”

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2015 Statesmen’s Dinner a Huge Success for Tennessee Republican Party

 

Governor Bush: Tennessee is vibrant, growing, and providing more opportunities for its residents to succeed and prosper.

Tennessee Republican PartyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Republican Party’s success isn’t limited to the ballot box. Its dominance over state Democrats extends to finances, as well.

The 2015 Statesmen’s Dinner brought in over $600,000 to the Party that, based on the messaging from the event, is already primed to continue its winning streak in 2016.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Memorializes Three Tennesseans who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Missing in Action Soldiers Among Those Remembered

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department to pay tribute to three Tennesseans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including two service members previously missing in action for several decades.

Haslam presented surviving family members with the Honor and Remember Flag and an Iris which is the official state flower.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee House Democrats support the Public Release of Insurance Premium Information

 

Tennessee House DemocratsNashville, TN – The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus supports the release of health insurance premium records to the Nashville Tennessean newspaper and request all insurance premium information be opened up to the media and the public.

Several media outlets had requested the information after the defeat of Insure Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee House Of Representatives pass Fiscally Conservative Balanced Budget

 

Budget cuts taxes, fully funds education, moves an additional $73.5 million to Rainy Day Fund

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – In the final few days of this year’s legislative session, the House of Representatives passed Tennessee’s annual budget with an 80 – 12 vote. The bill’s passage was the culmination of months of tireless work crafting a fiscally responsible and balanced budget.

The $33.3 billion budget cuts taxes, puts $73.5 million in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, improves our educational system, and provides an even better environment for businesses to grow and for jobs to flourish.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Legislators support Community College Reconnect Grant Bill

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative for 68th District
Speaker Pro Tempore

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Key education bills headlined action on Capitol Hill in Nashville as House Republicans voiced strong support of a new pilot program to help adults complete their degree in Tennessee’s community colleges.

As introduced, House Bill 646 establishes the Community College Reconnect Grant — a last-dollar scholarship to adults who want to return to community college and complete their associate’s degree in applied science.

Currently in Tennessee, adults account for approximately 30% of enrolled undergraduate students, which equals about 65,000 adult learners.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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