Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

One of the top prizes is an A-zone parking pass for the semester, which are usually for school employees. Students could also win $1,000 scholarships, VIP graduation parking passes and a chance to have lunch with Auburn President Jay Gogue.

Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students

They installed roads and greenways, helping connect the city's 50 miles of trails leading to a nature center, lakes, historic sites, playgrounds and a wildlife area. They also installed lighting and utility systems to improve the trails.

Knoxville leaders celebrate finishing first phase of Urban Wilderness Gateway Park with ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Jul 21 2021
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There is no state, county or city in the country where a full-time, minimum-wage worker working 40 hours a week can afford a two-bedroom rental, a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed.

A full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a one-bedroom rental in only 7% of all US counties — 218 counties out of more than 3,000 nationwide.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25.

But the report showed that a worker would need to earn $24.90 per hour in order to afford a two-bedroom home at Fair Market Rent. And a $20.40 "housing wage" would be needed for a one-bedroom. Fair Market Rents are government estimates of what a person should expect to pay for a modest home in their area.

Minimum wage workers can't afford rent anywhere in America

The Tennessee Department of Health is halting all adolescent vaccine outreach, even for vaccines not related to Covid-19, according to internal documents.

The halt impacts all outreach to adolescents, including Covid-19 second-dose reminders, HPV reminders and kindergarten vaccination surveys, according the documents circulated within the department obtained by CNN and first reported by The Tennessean.

Tennessee is halting outreach on all vaccines for adolescents, including for Covid-19

Tennessee abandons vaccine outreach to minors — not just for COVID-19

There are places within cities where summertime heat can soar, and giant swings in temperature are observed over a matter of blocks. Neighborhoods with little tree cover, few grassy areas and a lot of concrete can be as much as 15 to 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding areas.

During heat waves, these so-called urban heat islands are deadly.

These cities have the worst urban heat, where temperatures can spike 15-20 degrees in a matter of blocks

In 41 states, minors must have the consent of a parent or guardian to be immunized but Tennessee is one of five states that has a "mature minor doctrine" that allows health care providers to decide if any child has the capacity to consent to vaccination themselves.

Tennessee's vaccine manager says she's worried for her state after she was fired

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Jul 11 2021
11:21 am
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But Republicans are now considering breaking up Cooper's district, which could help them gain another crucial seat in the House, where Democrats hold only a four-seat margin. With complete control of the state legislature, Tennessee Republicans could change the state's House delegation from seven Republicans and two Democrats to eight Republicans and one Democrat based in Memphis.

Republicans consider dividing up Nashville district to gain US House seat

Only two House Republicans voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol...

Liz Cheney of Wyoming
Adam Kinzinger of Illinois

Here are the Republicans who voted for the January 6 select committee

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Jun 29 2021
04:51 pm

It would be interesting to see all the data for every road in Knox County. I assume it exists.

10Investigates: 76 deaths on Chapman Highway since 2005

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I think Biden is a first-rate person," McConnell said.

McConnell reveals his 'desert island' Democratic presidential pick

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I dont understand how you could remove these folks. That does not seem even remotely legal ...

... Georgia's removal of voter files for those who haven't participated in recent elections, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia removes 100,000 names from voter registration rolls

The planet is trapping roughly double the amount of heat in the atmosphere than it did nearly 15 years ago, according to an alarming new analysis from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The amount of heat the Earth traps has doubled in just 15 years, study shows

The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court.

The law’s major provisions include protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, a range of no-cost preventive services and the expansion of the Medicaid program that insures lower-income people, including those who work in jobs that don’t pay much or provide health insurance.

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama health law

The Knox County, Tennessee native had been living in the Oliver Springs area of Anderson County, Tennessee for the past several months, but kept in contact with his mother and his sister nearly every day.

"Family continues search for Tennessee man Chadwick Carr six weeks after he disappeared"

Officials from the Knox County Regional Forensic Center on Monday released the 2020 Drug-Related Death Report, highlighting the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the reason both Knox and Anderson counties saw significant increases in overdose deaths. In fact, a release states the number of overdose deaths in Knox County increased 41% compared to a 9.8% decrease in 2019; in Anderson County, drug overdose deaths increased 82% in 2020 compared to the 11.6% drop in 2019.

Report: Fentanyl, opioids most abused drugs as Knox, Anderson counties see increase in overdose deaths for 2020

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