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Marsha Blackburn Report: Re-Examining our Relationship with Communist China

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The coronavirus pandemic has shined a bright light on the many problems that plague our interactions with China. Over the years, Tennesseans have watched Beijing lie, cheat, and steal its way to the top.

This deception puts our songwriters, auto part manufacturers, and countless other industries at a disadvantage well before Beijing’s coronavirus failures made the nightly news. I know that fighting for Tennesseans means unraveling our failed relationship with China.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches TN Substitute Teacher Jobs Connection to Support District Recruitment Efforts

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) launched the TN Substitute Teacher Jobs Connection, which will serve as a central location for interested applicants to discover substitute teaching opportunities in the state’s schools and districts. 

With a global pandemic that has limited traditional recruiting methods, the department launched this new initiative to support districts in finding and hiring great substitute teachers. To learn more about the TN Substitute Teacher Jobs Connection, click here

3rd Initiative Launched to Provide Districts Access to Job-Seeking Teachers

3rd Initiative Launched to Provide Districts Access to Job-Seeking Teachers

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AAA reports National Gas Average Holds Steady on the Week

 

AAATampa, FL – The national gas price average held steady on the week at $2.19 as 1/3 of states saw gas prices decrease and only 10 states saw gas prices increase by two to four cents.

State averages saw minimal fluctuation as demand roughly held steady over the last four weeks.

“During the last month, demand has averaged about 8.6 million b/d while, gasoline stocks have steadily declined,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Gas Price Volatility is Low Across the Country. (AAA)

Gas Price Volatility is Low Across the Country. (AAA)

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Tennessee June Unemployment Rates Decrease in Majority Counties

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Unemployment rates in a vast majority of Tennessee’s 95 counties continued to drop in June, according to new data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Seventy-four counties had lower jobless rates for the month, as Tennessee continues to reopen after many businesses closed in the spring to help curb the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 3,093 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, July 26th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 92,943 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee as of Sunday, July 26th, 2020. That is an increase of 3,093 cases from Saturday’s 89,850. There have been 930 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been eighty nine new cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 1,439 There has been nine deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Lamar Alexander: Give Parents More Choices of All Schools for Their Children

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) cosponsored the “School Choice Now Act,” legislation introduced today by committee member Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), saying the bill will give families “more options for their children’s education at a time that school is more important than ever.”

“All parents, regardless of income or circumstance, should be able to decide which school best meets their child’s needs, whether that school is public or private,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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FDA Requiring Labeling Changes for Opioid Pain Medicines, Opioid Use Disorder Medicines Regarding Naloxone

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it is requiring that labeling for opioid pain medicine and medicine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) be updated to recommend that as a routine part of prescribing these medicines, health care professionals should discuss the availability of naloxone with patients and caregivers, both when beginning and renewing treatment.

Goal is to Help Reduce Opioid Overdoses and Deaths

Goal is to Help Reduce Opioid Overdoses and Deaths

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Fort Campbell Chaplains Office to hold Excess Equipment Sale, August 5th-6th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Chaplains Office will host a sale of excess chapel equipment 10:00am-4:00pm August 5th and 6th, 2020 at Liberty Chapel, 3111 Bastogne Avenue.

The equipment available includes music soundboards, speakers and televisions.

Representatives of local churches will have the first opportunity to purchase any of the items August 5th. The following day, August 6th, the items will be available to anyone who has access to Fort Campbell.

Entrance sign near the incoming lane outside of Gate 4 at Fort Campbell, KY.  (Sam Shore)

Entrance sign near the incoming lane outside of Gate 4 at Fort Campbell, KY. (Sam Shore)

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If Austin Peay Could Talk: LaNeeça’s Story

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Loving vs. Virginia was a landmark civil rights decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that banned interracial marriage.

Virginia’s interracial marriage law violated the 14th Amendment and in 1967 it became legal for interracial couples to marry in the United States.

Williams' parents, Rick and Carolyn Forshee, in 1983.

Williams’ parents, Rick and Carolyn Forshee, in 1983.

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NASA’s Aqua Satellite watches Hurricane Douglas as it heads toward Hawaii

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas is it continued on its track toward Hawaii. The storm is now a Category 2 hurricane and warnings were posted on July 25th, 2020 as the storm approaches.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has posted warnings for Douglas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hawaii County, Maui County, including the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe.

On July 24 at 12:30pm CT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas as it continued on a track toward the Hawaiian Islands. The image showed a clear eye with a circular structure. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS))

On July 24 at 12:30pm CT, the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Douglas as it continued on a track toward the Hawaiian Islands. The image showed a clear eye with a circular structure. (NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS))

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